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Side-Scrolling

Description

Used to describe any game where the main setting of gameplay involves the player character moving from one side of the playfield to the other horizontally for a length of time. The screen may scroll to the opposite direction continuously, or just when the player character reaches the edge of the screen, enlarging the area or opening a new one. Side-scrolling perspective is often entirely two-dimensional; however, some side-scrolling games (particularly beat-'em-ups) may allow limited movement into the depth of the screen. Side-scrolling perspective is common for most 2D platformers, as well as many 2D shooters and action games in general.
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Exit DS Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Exit DS consists of over 100 levels in which the player takes control of Mr. Esc who must rescue people...

Browser (2010)

In Exit Path, the player must run and jump through various deadly obstacles to reach the their freedom. If the...

Genesis (1992)

In the game you have to stop mutant Lord Sluggo. You and five of your comrades are not mutants as...

Atari 2600 (1983)

You are a UFO. You must shoot tall and short towers above ground. You can shoot the short ones on...

Genesis (1995)

Based on the American animated television series of the same name that ran between 1993 and 1994, this game puts...

Expect No Mercy Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1995)

Based on the movie by the same name, Expect no Mercy follows the same plot. In a future world, The...

Experiment 13 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Experiment 12 was a success, it seems. What's next? Experiment 13, where even more deadly hazards await the inmates trying...

Explodemon! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

The peaceful planet Nibia is under attack from Vortex invasion armies. Attempts to contact the Guardian outpost of Arbor prove...

Windows (2003)

Explodin Crapola: Helicopter Cacophony II is an action game, where the player controls a helicopter and must perform several missions,...

Exploding Fist + Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988) and ZX Spectrum (1988)

As with IK+, the main addition of this Way of the Exploding Fist follow-up is a third player during the...

Express Raider Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Arcade (1986)

Your aim in life is to be the greatest train robber in the Wild West, a multi-stage task. Your character...

Atari ST (1990)

Exterminate is a side scrolling shoot em up game. On a far away planet the forces of evil have begun...

Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Your task in Extreme essentially involves wiping out alien pirates, across 3 distinct sections. This was essentially a spare-time pet...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

When Extreme Ghostbusters Roland and Garrett have been kidnapped by the half-demon, half human Count Mercharior, it's up to the...

Extreme Skill Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

Extreme Skill is one of the many one-button always-running platformers reminiscent of Canabalt or The Impossible Game. Using only the...

Arcade (1987)

Exzisus is a side view horizontal scrolling shooter where you must fly over various worlds destroying alien invaders and the...

EyeToy: Play PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Eye Toy: Play is a set of games for your Eye Toy camera. 12 games are included, each one unique....

EyeToy: Play 2 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

EyeToy: Play 2 is the sequel to the first EyeToy: Play game and includes 12 new mini-games to play using...

DOS (1997)

F1 Manager Professional is the successor of F1 Manager, keeps its main structure and offers subtle changes in the game...

F-1 Spirit: The Road To Formula 1 MSX Front Cover

MSX (1987)

This third-person racing game featuring Formula 1 cars and circuits. Besides F1 you can also choose to race a stock...

Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

You are the pilot of a F1 Tornado and you must fly it over 4 levels in the Middle East...

Face-Off Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

The action in this ice hockey game is viewed from a side-scrolling perspective with a semi-3D effect. The puck loosely...

Windows (2008)

You are walking along in the city. Suddenly, you see a zombie approaching. Pop it with your trusty 9mm and...

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Single player, action side-scroller shooter where you must retrieve the lost pages of the Da Rules book and prevent Vicky...

Faith Fighter Browser Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2008) and Browser (2008)

Faith Fighter is a controversial game by the creator of Operation: Pedopriest, quite similar to the browser game Bible Fight....

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