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.
Commodore 64 (1986)
With the death of the Emperor of the Kohdan System, the once peaceful alliance between them and the Rilos System...
Xbox 360 (2011)
FishCraft is a ballistics game heavily inspired by Finnish casual game Angry Birds. The fish are out to seek revenge...
Game Boy (1990)
Fish Dude is an action game. The player is "Fish Dude" a medium size fish in a small watery area....
Fisher-Price: Perfect Fit is an activity that drops shapes onto the screen (usually in the form of Fisher-Price toys) which...
Agents Tina Guppy and Max Flounder received an important mission: to find Virgil Crab, younger brother of King Crab, the...
Fishing Pinguins is a simple action game where the player takes the control of a penguin on the hunt for...
Game Boy (1989)
Fist of the North Star is a versus fighting game starring 11 characters from the Fist of the North Star...
Flam is a side-scrolling platformer featuring the titular flamingo in his quest to save his own kind. He must collect...
Commodore 64 (2008)
Piloting a small helicopter, you fly through a tunnel. The only way to control your vehicle is to keep pressing...
Flappy Bert is a clone of Flappy Bird that stars Bert of Sesame Street fame, being held aloft by a...
Atari ST (2014)
This is a clone of the popular Flappy Bird game, for the Atari ST. You flap the wings of the...
Flappy Bird is a straight clone of Flappy Bird for smartphones, itself based on many a one-button game. You let...
Flappy Toucan is a clone of Flappy Bird. Like in Flappy Bird the player controls a bird (a toucan in...
FlappyWang is an unofficial remake of Flappy Bird, substituting the bird with ninja master Lo Wang from the classic first...
Flashgal is an action game with automatic side scrolling, in which you control an heroine who will have to get...
TurboGrafx CD (1993)
Flash Hiders is an anime-style 2D fighting game with a distinct RPG slant. The game has a heavy focus on...
Flash Splash is a basic vertical shooter. In this game you don't have to protect the earth from an alien...
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