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.
The Ganbare Goemon series returns to its 2D classic adventure / platformer roots with this entry, which brings back the...
Nintendo DS (2005)
Disaster strikes when Goemon and Ebisimaru are sent to jail for crimes they didn't commit! After being freed from jail...
Neo Geo Pocket Color (2000)
In this game you keep watch on the wacky Neo Poke-kun, a cartoony programmer thing that lives locked in his...
One month has passed since Musashi defeated his sworn enemy, Kojiro. Musashi is on his way to Kyoto to meet...
Ganso Jajamaru-kun is a remake of the NES platformer Ninja Jajamaru-kun. It includes new levels and bosses that stretch the...
This game is based on the Chinese novel Journey to the West. The goal of the game is to survive...
Game Boy Advance (2006)
After having eaten very heavily just before going to bed, Garfield finds himself trapped in a nightmare from which he...
Garfield, the lovable fat orange cat, has gotten himself into a spot of trouble. His pal and center of abuse,...
Alien cat robots have kidnapped Garfield's favourite punch ball: Odie. You have to clear four levels, with different stages, to...
When Odie wakes Garfield, the cat becomes furious and in the spur of the moment Odie is kicked out. Playing...
Nintendo DS (2008)
Play as Garfield and Odie to try and get Garfield's humor back. Travel to the magical pond in hopes to...
Game Boy Advance (2004)
Garfield has lost his Pooky bear and its your job to help find Pooky by controlling Garfield in his search....
Gargoyles is based on the Disney Afternoon TV series of the same name that ran from 1994-1997. In this 18...
PlayStation 2 (2005)
Bunshichi Tanba is a man who loves to fight. He seeks out opponents wherever they might be found, but one...
Like its predecessor, the game is an arcade beat'em up mixed with some adventure elements. The formula and the game...
At first glance, one would think that Garudius '95 is undoubtedly a part of Konami's venerated Gradius series. Indeed, it...
Atari 2600 (1983)
You are in your vehicle which has terrible fuel efficiency. A real gas hog. You are trying to travel along...
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