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.
TurboGrafx CD (1992)
Hawk F-123 is a side-scrolling shoot-em-up. There is no background story in the game and no cutscenes; the player pilots...
Hayate: The Battle is set in the same universe and features the characters from Jikū Sōsakan: Hayate.Unlike its predecessor, it...
Game Gear (1991)
Head Buster is a so-called ”future sports” game about robots. On a top-down, horizontally scrolling playfield, armed robots are moved...
In Headless Havoc the player can take control of the infamous literary character, The Headless Horseman, as they gallop across...
Heads Up Action Soccer is a football game played in a slightly tilted side view perspective for one or two...
SEGA CD (1994)
Heart of the Alien is the sequel to the game Out of this World, also known as Another World. The...
Heart of the Dragon is a beat-em-up game with and exploration section where you wander around the map collection magical...
Commodore 64 (1990)
On the planet Tantris are the Triphylios of Nem plants, which help keep the populous alive and the vast forests...
Heat Shield is an atmospheric-entry simulator game for iPhone and iPod touch where you use tilt control to fly spacecraft....
Heavy Unit is a "shoot-'em-up" game.It's year 2014 and human colony "Le Tau" is under attack by some strange aliens....
Heavy Unit is a typical side-scrolling shooter in which you have to fly through several levels filled with enemies, mid...
After the first mission of the Miniova Cay space program came to the attention of the World Council, their airspace...
In this side scrolling shoot'em up you are playing as a soldier who has to defend himself from attacking helicopters....
In this side-scrolling shoot'em up you play as an elite soldier whose plane was shot down and now he is...
Commodore 64 (1986)
In Helikopter-Jagd you fly a helicopter, boarded with a laser gun, over a seascape with small islands. In the sea...
TurboGrafx CD (1991)
Hellfire S is an updated version of the horizontal space shooter Hellfire.Basic gameplay, level layout, and graphics are for the...
Commodore 64 (1991)
A side scrolling platformer that casts you as a soldier dropped behind enemy lines. Battle aliens and navigate platforms to...
Hello Kitty Parachute Paradise is an arcade game for the iPhone that makes use of the accelerometer.Using the touch screen...
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