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.
Alien Gate is a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up in which you fly a spacecraft over alien terrain while shooting...
This flash version of Alien Hominid spawned the many console versions later released. This version only features the first level,...
Alien Horde is a side-scrolling shooter in a space setting. Your task is to rescue a man named Stig, who...
Alien Legion is a side scrolling platform shooter similar to Hewson's Exolon which was released a few years earlier. Earth...
In the 21st century, human beings have all but destroyed their home planet Earth. Surviving humans found a shelter on...
Alien Rampage is a 2D side-scroller with large animated sprites and multiple layers of parallaxing backgrounds.You are a lone angry...
Aliens is an arcade game based loosely on the 1986 movie Aliens. You and a friend play female Marines and...
Whereas most platforms, including the MSX, received their own versions of Activision's Aliens, Square gave Japanese MSX users a unique...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Aliens Go Boom is a side scrolling shooter in in aliens have invaded earth. The player takes control of a...
Nintendo DS (2011)
Aliens: Infestation is a side-scrolling action/platformer that takes heavy inspiration from Nintendo's Metroid series and from latter-day Castlevania side-scrollers. Infestation...
Alien Stars is a scrolling vertical shooter. Players are cast in the role of a lone pilot who must shoot...
Alien Target is a first person side-scrolling shooter. The player assumes the role of an alien hunter. Using a machine...
An alien raiding force is coming to Earth, seeking the "green gold" (hemp). When the aliens have located the ideal...
Alien vs. Predator is a 2D side scrolling beat'em up based on Alien and Predator film franchises. Players take control...
Based on the Alien versus Predator comic book series. During the 25th century, mankind has colonized many planets. On one...
Game Boy (1993)
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Alisia Dragoon is the female protagonist of this fast-paced platform game. Alisia must destroy an evil demon and avenge her...
All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. was a promotional item given out as a contest prize by the Japanese radio...
Based on the highly popular 80s sitcom. You take control of Rene Artois, the charismatic French man (in two player...
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 1 ½ (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 5.00 Action Cat (1995)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2005)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.70 Aero the Acro-Bat (2010)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.