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.
ZX Spectrum (1982)
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Commodore 64 (1984)
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Atari 8-bit (1992)
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Sharp X68000 (1990)
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Nintendo DS (2006)
Guilty Gear: Dust Strikers, is a continuation of the Guilty Gears universe, with all 21 of the previous version's fighters,...
This compilations includes: Guilty Gear X2 #Reload Guilty Gear Isuka
Guilty Gear Judgment is a side-scrolling beat-'em-up based on Guilty Gear XX, similar to the earlier Guilty Gear Isuka. There...
PlayStation 2 (2001)
Guilty Gear X Plus is an enhanced edition of Guilty Gear X. This "Plus" edition adds Kliff and Justice from...
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