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.
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)
In the year 2593, on the planet Alpha Centauri 3, Predators looking for a hunting ground plant Alien eggs. The...
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...
All Of Our Friends Are Dead is a side-scrolling platform shooter with a horror theme. There is no background story,...
Xbox 360 (2011)
(Almost) Total Mayhem is a 2D team-based action platformer that pits two teams against each other in an attempt to...
The game is divided into two areas: Learning Adventure and Learning Zone. Learning Adventure puts you into a mission while...
When the intergalactic alliance is coming to an end, you are sent in a modern Alpha Wing fighter to locate...
"SOS! Centacom! Our central computer has broken down. We will be delivered to the Gentiles. Unless Space Marshall Alpharoid restores...
Atari ST (1987)
In this top-down arcade shooter you are a pilot of space craft, breaking through a strongly defended enemy space station...
DOS (1990), Windows (2010), Genesis (1988), Amiga (1989), NES (1990), Atari ST (1989), SEGA Master System (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), TurboGrafx-16 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1988), TurboGrafx CD (1989), MSX (1988), Amstrad CPC (1989), Zodiac (2004), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2011), Wii (2006), iPhone (2010), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Arcade (1988)
You are a hero raised from the dead by the god Zeus to rescue his daughter Athena. With scenery inspired...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 95 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Turrican II: The Final Fight
- 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
Games must have at least a MobyRank 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)
- 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)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.