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.
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 vertical shooter. In this game, the player does not have to protect the Earth from an...
Game Boy (1991)
Based on the 1990 TV show, The Flash is a side-scrolling platform/fighting game featuring the fastest man alive. The player...
SEGA Master System (1993)
The Flash is a side-scrolling platformer starring the eponymous D.C. comics hero. The game is divided into six rounds, each...
A girl writes a note to Santa Claus, asking for her mother to return for Christmas. This note is folded...
Fight off a band of vandals and punks with your airplane before they reach your city. One of the earliest...
The player controls an Arabian Nights-styled cat, complete with turban and flying carpet. This feline must have tricked an Efreet...
Flight To Pluto is a classic-looking arcade space shooter that draws its inspiration from the ZX Spectrum games Delfox and...
FlingSmash is comparable to Wii Play, in that it is a title published by Nintendo to show off a bundled...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 95 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Three Weeks in Paradise
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario Bros.
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman Legends
Games must have at least a Critic Score 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 (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.38 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
- 5.00 aliEnd (2012)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.