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Side-Scrolling

Description

Used 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.
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G.U.T.Z. Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988) and ZX Spectrum (1988)

You must destroy a giant alien being in orbit around the earth ... from the inside!The game is a shoot-em-up,...

Gyossait Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

Gyossait is a side-scrolling platform game with a horror theme. The player controls Oyeatia, the creator and god of mankind....

GYPSY Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1982)

"A bug has to eat." These words of wisdom set the premise for the unlikely elevation of the gypsy moth...

Gyromite NES Front Cover

NES (1985)

In Gyromite, you need to help a mad scientist deactivate all of the dynamite in his laboratory before time runs...

DOS (1996)

H2O is a puzzle game similar to the classic Lemmings, where you guide pixel-sized droplets of liquid to an exit...

Hagane: The Final Conflict SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

The Fuma clan protects the Holy Grail which is said to possess the power to destroy the world. When the...

Hägar The Horrible Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1991) and Commodore 64 (1992)

Hägar The Horrible is a Jump'n'Run game based on the popular comics by Dik and Chris Browne. At the beginning...

Halloween Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1983)

Protect the children and fight for your life "the night HE came home!"Babysitting a group of children in a large...

Halo Zero Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Halo Zero is a 2D sidescrolling fan-made platformer, based on the 3D Halo games, similar to what Codename: Gordon is...

NES (1991) and Arcade (1990)

In the peaceful town of Carpentersville, some workers known as The Rusty Nailers decide to bulldoze a house that belongs...

Hammerin' Harry: Ghost Building Company Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992)

Hammerin' Harry: Ghost Building Company is the sequel to Hammerin' Harry.This episode has Harry fighting more than just workers. He...

DOS (1994)

Hamsters is a Lemmings variant, with the player again in charge of issuing instructions to individual members of a stream...

SNES (1994)

Hana no Keiji: Kumo no Kanata ni is a weapon-based versus fighting game based on the manga of the same...

NES (1987)

Two musicians, Moeta and Goro, travel across Japan trying to gain musical stardom. Their journey in Japan takes them to...

Windows (2000)

You are Jacob Streiker, and you're getting mighty fed up with things. A vicious cartel of mutant mechanistic animals controls...

NES (1987)

Once there lived a sorcerer's apprentice named Hao who, day after day, did every thankless task the Great Wizard asked...

Happy Aquarium Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Happy Aquarium is a so-called social game that can be played on Facebook.The player starts out with one fish tank...

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Happy Feet Two: Erik's Adventure is a game based on the 2011 animated film Happy Feet Two. The game follows...

Happy Hippos: Auf Weltreise Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Nintendo DS (2007)

The Happy Hippos - characters based on the collection figure series known from Ferrero's Kinder Surprise - want to explore...

HappyLand Adventures Macintosh Front Cover

DOS (2000), Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2011)

HappyLand is a side scrolling platform jumping game that requires you to gather and lead happyland animals to the happyzones....

Windows (2000)

HappyLand Adventures: X-mas Edition is a Christmas-themed follow-up to the original Happyland Adventures with a special set of levels with...

Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm is based on the Happy Tree Friends flash cartoon series where cutely drawn animals end...

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992) and Commodore 64 (1992)

Harald Hardtooth is a tooth with a face, arms, legs and a bowtie, armed with a tube of toothpaste. He...

Hard 'n' Heavy Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989) and Commodore 64 (1989)

Jump and Run game during which a little robot (named 'Heavy' respectively 'Metal') runs through five side scrolling worlds (a...

Hare Raising Havoc DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991) and Amiga (1991)

You need to help Roger Rabbit get out of each room he is stuck in so he can capture Baby...

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