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.
G.I Joe is a side-scrolling action game where you can select 3 out of a possible 5 characters to complete...
Cobra, the evil villain, previous encounter with G.I. Joe ended with Cobra’s base been destroyed (as played in G.I. Joe:...
Give Up, Robot is a twitchy platformer starring a robot that is woken up in a corrupted testing environment. He...
Give Up Robot 2 is the sequel to Give Up, Robot and retains the core game mechanics. It is a...
Amstrad CPC (1985)
Tottenham midfielder Glenn Hoddle got his own game with this Amstrad exclusive football game. The game is played from a...
Windows 3.x (1994)
A port of a Macintosh title, Glider puts you in the role of a paper airplane in its quest to...
In Glider PRO you control a small paper airplane though levels known as houses and collect all the stars in...
Glitch was a short lived browser based massive multiplayer online game. The game took place in one large persistent world...
GlitchHiker is a single-screen game where players guide a character around to collect coins. The background is filled with blocks...
Nintendo DS (2007)
Glory Days 2 takes the premise of Choplifter! and cranks it up a few notches. A strategic component was added...
In Glum Buster, a free "charityware" game, you travel to several surreal worlds to bust up some "glum". On your...
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)
As a newly qualified graduate of the Space Geology College, things are looking good for G Man as he explores...
The mobile version of 7 Zwerge: Das Brettspiel is a jump-and-run game based on the Snow White fairy tale, and...
The player controls a luminescent nugget of ectoplasm, a lost soul trapped in the cave between this world and the...
TurboGrafx CD (1993)
This interpretation of the famous giant monster from the Japanese cinematic industry takes form of a fighting game, only instead...
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- 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 All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman Legends
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
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- 5.00 2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 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)
- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
- 5.00 aliEnd (2012)
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