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.
Late one night, the malevolent Thump enters the Gadget Kingdom's castle and steals the Gadget King's gem. The king wakes...
SEGA Master System (1993)
Gaegujangi Kkachi is a Korean-made platform game starring Kkachi, the rebellious kid and the protagonist of Lee Hyun-se's cartoon A...
Gaia Crusaders is a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em-up game that puts players in the shoes of one of five heroes....
It's the year 300x. The Earth has been ravaged by careless humans, leaving an uninhabitable, polluted wasteland. The space terrorists,...
Commodore 64 (1984)
Ten power flowers have been stolen and hidden in a set of caves. As the gardener in charge, it is...
TurboGrafx CD (1993)
Earth is the most beautiful planet in the galaxy, and its peaceful existence is threatened by the criminal mastermind Ballas....
Be careful in cosmic mazes of this arcade game, because you must destroy Evil Emperor to save mankind. But before...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
Nick Bluetooth has the ability to transform, allowing him to do some crazy tricks. It's these tricks that Nick needs...
Xbox 360 (2010)
At first glance, Game 35 would seem to be another of the simple jump-only platform games like Canabalt or The...
SEGA Master System (1995)
Game Box Série Lutas (which means Game Box Fighting Series) is a compilation of the three following games in a...
Nintendo 3DS (2014)
3-chōme no Arino is the third game based on the popular Japanese television show Game Center CX (a.k.a. Retro Game...
The Games Factory is a piece of game creation software. It is the successor to Klik & PlayThe package contains...
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Atari 2600 (1983)
You are the commander of the only Gamma ship in this stellar field. The Vegan war fleet has taken control...
Hammerin' Harry and his friends have brought themselves a new house. They stand outside its front gate, watching it shine....
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
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- 94 Three Weeks in Paradise
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario Bros.
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Rayman Legends
- 94 Earthworm Jim: Special Edition
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- 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)
- 3.38 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
- 5.00 aliEnd (2012)
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