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.
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...
Generations Lost is a platform action game in which the player takes the role of Monobe, an adventurer on the...
Genocide is a run-and-gun platformer that has been built upon the source code of Abuse; it shares the exact gameplay...
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...
Sharp X68000 (1991)
The war against the powerful neurocomputer MESIA ended with the victory of the humans in the second half of the...
Genocide: Remixed Version is an updated version and a re-release of the 1998 game Genocide. It features enhanced graphics and...
TurboGrafx CD (1993)
You start the game as a nameless warrior (you can name the hero as you like). He returns to his...
Gentrieve is a platform game very similar to the gameplay of Super Metroid, but the levels are automatically generated. The...
The Earth was plagued by a global war that lasted twenty years. The invention of the Arcadia Bomb led to...
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 is a free, Japanese vertical shooter that follows closely all the standards of the genre....
Set after the events of the first movie, Sega's "Ghostbusters" follows the further adventures of Peter, Ray and Egon, as...
Based on the movie of the same name, something strange is going on in New York City and the Ghostbusters...
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- 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:
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- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
- 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)
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