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.
Game Boy (1990)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch ties in with the movie of the same name. Gizmo is trapped inside Clamp Centre...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
Gremlins: Stripe vs Gizmo is a 2D side-scrolling platformer based on the popular film series. Christmas has come to Kingston...
Commodore 64 (1993)
After an accident occurred during the testing of a newly developed time machine, you find yourself transported back in time...
PlayStation 2 (2007)
This game has both the slick, cutesy, story-heavy style that Nippon Ichi has come to be known for as well...
ZX Spectrum (1982)
A horizontally scrolling shooter in the Scramble style, Ground Attack puts you in the pilot seat of a spaceship, navigating...
Grounstream is a freeware Japanese RPG, where the player controls the cat-like heroine, a novice sorcerer completing her training by...
Commodore 64 (1984)
Players control Gryphon, a mythical creature living in the Land of Dreams and Legend, a land consisting of Mystical Woods,...
It's a quiet day at the Mikami Ghost Sweeping Company until a mysterious package arrives. It seems the kindly old...
G-Switch is set in a seemingly futuristic setting, where you control G-Switch man equipped with gravity-switching boots. It is a...
Atari 8-bit (1992)
Guard is a side-scrolling space shooter. The player assumes the role of the space fighter pilot in the Galactic Corps....
The name "Guardian" sounds like a euphemism for "Defender", and indeed there are similarities. This is a side-scrolling shooter with...
When three street Gangs (The Dreads, The Shavers and The Dragons) terrorize a neighborhood, four members of a local Gym...
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