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Side-Scrolling

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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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Gradius Gaiden PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

Evil lurks out there in the universe - even after you defeated the Bacterian forces. It's 200 years into the...

Gradius Galaxies Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Gradius Galaxies' side-scrolling action hearkens back to the early days of arcade shoot-'em-ups — wave after wave of enemies hound...

Gradius II NES Front Cover

NES (1988), TurboGrafx CD (1992), Wii (2007), Sharp X68000 (1992) and Arcade (1988)

Gradius II is a sequel to Gradius and Life Force, and is a horizontal space shooter composed of seven levels....

Gradius III SNES Front Cover

SNES (1990), Wii (2007) and Arcade (1989)

Gradius III is the third game in Konami's long-running space shooter series, which also includes Life Force and Nemesis. As...

Gradius III and IV PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2000)

This is a compilation containing two side scrolling shooters from Konami: Gradius III Gradius IV Both games are straight emulation...

Wii (2009)

Gradius ReBirth is a part of the ReBirth series from Konami on the Wii, which includes old-school revisits to the...

Gradius: The Interstellar Assault Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991)

This is the second Gradius/Nemesis game to land on the Game Boy. Like the first game, this is a side-scrolling...

Gradius V PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Long ago, the Gradius army destroyed an evil life form that was threatening the galaxy. But somehow some of the...

Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987) and Commodore 64 (1988)

You are a graffiti artist who must get through four locations while avoiding all kinds of people that are constantly...

Commodore 64 (1984)

You are standing outside a hotel and your mission is to enter the hotel and explore it to find the...

Grand Prix Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

Grand Prix is an action racing game for one player. The game is played with an overhead view of the...

Grandslam Gamer Gold Collection Amiga CD32 Front Cover

Amiga CD32 (1995)

The Grandslam Gamer Gold Collection is a compilation of three games that received the CD32 Gamer Gold award. It consists...

Granny Smith Android Front Cover

iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

Granny Smith is an endless running game (or endless rolling to be more accurate) where the player takes control of...

Grappling Action: Moon Dancer iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

A mysterious thief has started showing up in town, snagging treasure as he grapples through the air, silhouette against the...

DOS (1989) and Commodore 64 (1990)

Fantasy Football where monsters pummel each other and dodge landmines to make touchdowns!

Gravitation Linux Front Cover

Linux (2008), Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

As with Jason Rohrer's previous game Passage, Gravitation is an autobiographical game and it has a similar visual style. No...

DOS (1992)

Graviton is a space shooting game with vector graphics, based on the arcade game Gravitar. The object is to conquer...

Windows (2006)

Gravitron is a side-scrolling game in the style of Thrust and Lunar Lander. The objective is to navigate a spaceship...

Windows (2003)

Gravity Fight is based around controlling a ship which can rotate, thrust in the direction it is facing, fire bullets...

The Great Circus Mystery starring Mickey & Minnie SNES Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003), SNES (1994) and Genesis (1994)

Starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse, the two plan to spend the day at the Circus only to find that it's...

Browser (2011)

The Great Gatsby is a platform game inspired by the 1925 novel of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald....

The Great Giana Sisters Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987) and iPhone (2012)

The Great Giana Sisters is a 2D side-scrolling arcade game like Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. After a long and deep...

Great Legends: Vikings J2ME Front Cover

BREW (2009) and J2ME (2007)

Great Legends: Vikings is a side-scrolling beat-em-up in the style of Golden Axe. In the game's story mode, the player...

SNES (1993), Genesis (1992) and NES (1992)

Based on the popular Where's Waldo series of books, the player's goal is to find Waldo, who is hidden in...

Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude! Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992) and Game Gear (1993)

In this game you play the role of a surfer called Greendog who discovers a gold pendant while out surfing....

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