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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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G Darius PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (1998), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008), PS Vita (2012) and Arcade (1997)

G Darius chronicles the story of the Darius star, and the heroes who protect it from evil. G. Darius features...

PlayStation (2001)

Earth is invaded by Gulfer, a race of sentient machine bent on destroying all lives in the universe. Two schoolboys...

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Gekido Advance: Kintaro's Revenge is a 2D beat 'em up game, a continuation of Gekido. The main hero is Tetsuo...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

The evil wizard Vangor wants to set Kohi under his domination. But you, brave bird-rider, and your Magus are against...

Genesis (1994)

Generations Lost is a platform action game in which the player takes the role of Monobe, an adventurer on the...

DOS (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), MSX (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Genghis Khan is basically a strategy game, but not just. A very important part of your ability as governor will...

Windows (1998)

Genocide is a run-and-gun platformer that has been built upon the source code of Abuse; it shares the exact gameplay...

TurboGrafx CD (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1989)

Life became more and more complicated in the 22th century. Humans have constructed a super-computer known as MESIA, entrusting it...

SNES (1994)

The world is still recovering from war. The mega-corporation CONEX has been spearheading the rebuilding process, but their true intentions...

FM Towns (1993)

Genocide Square includes re-mastered versions of two games, Genocide and Genocide 2. The second game contains minor differences compared to...

Genocide 2: Master of the Dark Communion Sharp X68000 Front Cover

Sharp X68000 (1991)

The war against the powerful neurocomputer MESIA ended with the victory of the humans in the second half of the...

Windows (1999)

Genocide: Remixed Version is an updated version and a re-release of the 1998 game Genocide. It features enhanced graphics and...

Genpei Tōma Den TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1990), Wii (2009), Sharp X68000 (1988) and Arcade (1986)

In the year 1192, the darkness of the Minamoto clan has come and is spreading across Japan. The country is...

TurboGrafx CD (1993)

You start the game as a nameless warrior (you can name the hero as you like). He returns to his...

Windows (2010)

Gentrieve is a platform game very similar to the gameplay of Super Metroid, but the levels are automatically generated. The...

Geoff Capes Strongman Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985), BBC Micro (1986) and Electron (1986)

At a time when multi-event sports simulations were all the rage, this one was licensed by the successful shot-putter and...

George of the Jungle and the Search for the Secret PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008) and Wii (2008)

Players take the role of George from the popular cartoon show, George of the Jungle, in a 3D side scrolling...

DOS (1996) and 3DO (1996)

Many years ago, during the times of the Myoung dynasty, a martial art known as Geuk Cho Ho Kwon prospered....

DOS (1993)

The Earth was plagued by a global war that lasted twenty years. The invention of the Arcadia Bomb led to...

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...

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