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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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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...

Commodore 64 (1987)

The Great Burger Riot is a side view horizontal scrolling shooter where the screen scrolls constantly from left to right...

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....

Gremlins 2: The New Batch Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch ties in with the movie of the same name. Gizmo is trapped inside Clamp Centre...

Gremlins 2: The New Batch DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

As Billy, you set off to rescue Gizmo the Gremlin from Clamp Tower skyscraper, where Dr. Catheter plans to viciously...

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...

GriMgRiMoiRe PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

This game has both the slick, cutesy, story-heavy style that Nippon Ichi has come to be known for as well...

Grimind  Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2014)

Grimind is 2D platform game with physics-based puzzle-solving. The player controls a small creature who wakes up without memories in...

Grim Joggers Android Front Cover

Symbian (2011), iPhone (2011), Android (2011) and iPad (2011)

This game puts a spin on the Canabalt formula of rightward-running-man-traversing-obstacles-until-he-dies, by making the running man into a whole pack...

SEGA Saturn (1997) and Arcade (1997)

Another entry in the Power Instinct series. Groove on Fight changes the entire atmosphere of the game and introduces several...

Ground Attack ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1982)

A horizontally scrolling shooter in the Scramble style, Ground Attack puts you in the pilot seat of a spaceship, navigating...

Windows (2003)

Grounstream is a freeware Japanese RPG, where the player controls the cat-like heroine, a novice sorcerer completing her training by...

Grow Android Front Cover

Android (2011), Windows Phone (2012) and Ouya (2013)

Grow is a fish survival game similar to Shark! Shark! and Feeding Frenzy. The player takes control of a tiny...

Growl Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991) and Arcade (1991)

In the early part of the 20th century, a group of evil poachers recklessly hunted animals to the point of...

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