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.
Lt. Ellen Ripley is sleeping in the cryogenic chamber aboard the spaceship Sulaco. A fire breaks out in the chamber,...
Alien³ on the NES is similar to Probe Software's adaptations of the film on other systems. While using the same...
Game Boy Advance (2001)
Alienators: Evolution Continues is a side-scrolling action game based on the animated TV show of the same name. The player...
Atari 7800 (1990)
Alien Brigade is a side scrolling shooter similar to Operation Wolf. Aliens have arrived on earth and have brainwashed both...
Alien Carnage (also known as Halloween Harry) is a follow-up to the 1985 game Halloween Harry, created for the Microbee...
Nintendo 3DS (2013)
Ex commando Really Shooter and his mother Poor Mama is running the cleaning service Clean House together. Sometimes when aliens...
On an unnamed planet the primordial races of Snoot and Gram have warred with each other since time immemorial, each...
aliEnd is a 2D arcade game in which the player runs, jumps, and fires missiles on the surface of a...
Alien Gate is a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up in which you fly a spacecraft over alien terrain while shooting...
This flash version of Alien Hominid spawned the many console versions later released. This version only features the first level,...
Alien Horde is a side-scrolling shooter in a space setting. Your task is to rescue a man named Stig, who...
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Alien Rampage is a 2D side-scroller with large animated sprites and multiple layers of parallaxing backgrounds.You are a lone angry...
Aliens is an arcade game based loosely on the 1986 movie Aliens. You and a friend play female Marines and...
Whereas most platforms, including the MSX, received their own versions of Activision's Aliens, Square gave Japanese MSX users a unique...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Aliens Go Boom is a side scrolling shooter in in aliens have invaded earth. The player takes control of a...
Nintendo DS (2011)
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Alien Stars is a scrolling vertical shooter. Players are cast in the role of a lone pilot who must shoot...
Alien Target is a first person side-scrolling shooter. The player assumes the role of an alien hunter. Using a machine...
An alien raiding force is coming to Earth, seeking the "green gold" (hemp). When the aliens have located the ideal...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 95 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- 94 Cave Story
- 93 Wizball
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 5.00 2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
- 5.00 aliEnd (2012)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.