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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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Gex Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), PlayStation (1995), SEGA Saturn (1995), 3DO (1995), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and PS Vita (2012)

Enter your television to defeat the evil Rez by collecting remotes to open worlds inside your tv. You are a...

Gex: Enter the Gecko Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1998)

A conversion of the 3D platform title, this game features all the same levels shrunk down onto the Game Boy...

GFID Advanced Place: Project φ Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

GFID Advanced Place: Project φ is a free, Japanese vertical shooter that follows closely all the standards of the genre....

Ghost Battle Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Ghost Battle is one of the earlier games by the German company Thalion Software. Spanning five short yet difficult worlds,...

Ghostbusters Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990)

Set after the events of the first movie, Sega's "Ghostbusters" follows the further adventures of Peter, Ray and Egon, as...

Ghostbusters II NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

Based on the movie of the same name, something strange is going on in New York City and the Ghostbusters...

Ghostbusters II Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

Loosely based on the movie of the same name, Ghostbusters II sees Virgo the Carpathian appear in New York city....

Ghost Chaser Densei SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Ghost Chaser Densei doesn't take any dramatic departures from the standard scrolling-brawler plot-line. A city twenty minutes in the future...

Ghost House SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1986)

You're about to inherit the family jewels. If you can get to them, that is.They're hidden inside the haunted mansion,...

ExEn (2004) and DoJa (2004)

Help the ghost hunter to kill all the ghosts of a terrific hunted manor.This game is a Pang-like game adaptation...

Windows (2002)

Ghost 'n Goblins Exceed is a freeware remake of the classical Capcom game. You are an angry little mouse that...

Ghost Rider Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2007)

In this sequel to the movie, Mephisto requests Johnny Blaze (The Ghost Rider) to stop the plan to revive Blackheart...

Ghost Shoot Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Part of Newgrounds Halloween 2008 collection, Ghost Shoot is a simplistic shooter where the player takes control of a kid...

Ghosts 'N Goblins DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Game Boy Color (1999), Game Boy Advance (2004), Amiga (1990), NES (1986), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), WonderSwan (1999), Amstrad CPC (1986), BREW (2006), Windows Mobile (2002), Xbox 360 (2013), DoJa (2002), PlayStation 3 (2013), Wii (2007), PC-88 (1987), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1985)

Ghosts 'N Goblins is a sideways scrolling action platformer spread over six levels, each of which must be completed within...

Ghosts 'N Goblins: Gold Knights iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Ghosts 'N Goblins: Gold Knights is a side scrolling action platformer based on Capcom's well known Ghosts 'N Goblins series....

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010), iPhone (2010) and iPad (2012)

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is a puzzle adventure game from Capcom writer and game director Shu Takumi, the creator of...

Ghoul Patrol SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Wii (2010)

In the sequel to Zombie Ate My Neighbors players control the kids Zeke and/or Julie, who travel to different worlds...

NES (1992)

In Ghoul School the player is cast as Spike O'Hara, a senior at Cool School High in a small American...

Ghouls 'N Ghosts Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), SEGA Master System (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989), Wii (2007), Sharp X68000 (1994), SuperGrafx (1990) and Arcade (1988)

Three years have passed since Arthur defeated the Demon King Astaroth and rescued his beloved Princess Prin-Prin (see Ghosts 'N...

Giana Sisters DS Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009), iPhone (2010), Android (2011), iPad (2010) and Ouya (2013)

Giana Sisters DS is a modern 2009 remake of the cult game The Great Giana Sisters from the year 1987....

Giana Sisters: Twisted Bundle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Giana Sisters: Twisted Bundle includes: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013) and Wii U (2013)

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is the successor of the 1987 The Great Giana Sisters and a a sequel to the...

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Backer Exclusive Collector Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This very limited edition of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams was exclusive to backers who have pledged 150$ or above during...

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This limited edition contains: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Soundtrack CD A fan poster Two in-game skins

Linux (2010), Windows (2009), Dreamcast (2010), Amiga (2010), Symbian (2011), Macintosh (2010) and GP32 (2010)

Giana's Return is an unofficial (i.e. fan-made) sequel to the classic Great Giana Sisters. The Evil Swampy has stolen the...

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