DescriptionUsed 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.
This is a game of combat between giant mechanized dinosaurs named robosaurs in a faraway solar system named Spondylus. Mad...
Commodore 64 (1987)
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Earth Defender is an action shooting game, and a clone of Data East's Atomic Runner. The player controls an armored...
ZX Spectrum (1988)
Earthlight is pseudo-3D side-scrolling shooter, with gameplay similar to Uridium. The player controls a special spaceship on a mission to...
Game Boy Color (1999)
Earthworm Jim is up against 12 levels of bad guys as he explores his bedroom. It's far from the adventures...
The 2007 EA Sports Collection is a three-game package that contains the 2007 releases of three different EA Sports games...
ZX Spectrum (1987)
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Easter Avenger is a 2D platfomer with a living egg as a the hero. The evil easter bunny has killed...
Windows 3.x (1998)
Eat This is a side-scrolling platform game in which the player controls a bald trucker named Leon. He has to...
Echoes: Act 1 - Operation Stranglehold is the first game in a series of three games planned in total. It...
Echo Prime is a side scrolling sci-fi action game in which the player controls the sole survivor of a spaceship....
echoshift is a spin-off of echochrome, but while the original had the player distorting space to create pathways through optical...
Eco Fighters is a 2D arcade game. The player controls a airplane with a rotating gun, and shoots various enemies....
Game Boy Color (2000)
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Game Boy Advance (2003)
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In the 22nd century, a powerful magnetic wave obliterated half of Eurasia. Anarchy ensued, the traditional system of government was...
Commodore 64 (2011)
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
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- 94 Three Weeks in Paradise
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- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
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