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.
DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), NES (1990), Atari ST (1988), SEGA Master System (1991), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1991), Amstrad CPC (1988), PC-88 (1989), PC-98 (1989) and FM Towns (1990)
Based on the later parts of the Dragonlance book Dragons of Autumn Twilight, the heroes descend into a ruined city...
This compilation, dubbed a collector's edition, contains three AD&D-licensed games: Dragons of Flame Heroes of the Lance Hillsfar
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Game Boy Advance (2002)
This is a jump 'n run game based on the movie of Nickelodeon's popular TV show Hey Arnold. The player...
Following a great war that destroys most of the earth, Tuff E Nuff sees four of the earth's toughest people...
Game Boy Advance (2005)
It's been a long world tour for Puffy AmiYumi, one of Japan's best rock groups. All they want to do...
TurboGrafx CD (1991)
A scientist named Arnold Steiner researches the ancient civilization of Indios in Central America. However, following a breakthrough discovery, Steiner...
Hillbilly Whack! is about a hillbilly named Samuel Jones who has lost his sweetheart Winnie May to an evil hillbilly...
Based on the Osamu Tezuka manga "Phoenix", this platformer is mostly based on the fifth volume, "Hō-ō" (later called "Karma"...
Hip Hop Immortals is a mobile game in which wannabe Hip Hop stars begin their careers in beat-up apartments in...
Hissatsu Dōjō Yaburi is an RPG - beat-'em-up hybrid that casts you as a novice martial artist that sets out...
Hobo is a side-scrolling fighting game inspired by Dad 'n Me. When a homeless bum is woken brutally by a...
Xbox 360 (2010)
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Commodore 64 (1986)
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Hoi is a small green dinosaur, who must venture through 5 levels to reach the area in which female dinosaurs...
Apple II (1989)
The planet Cross is invaded by the army of the Galaxy Breakers. Prince Duke is imprisoned, but manages to break...
Hokuto no Ken is a side-scrolling beat-em-up based on the anime series of the same name. The player controls Kenshiro,...
3D beat 'em up game that follows the storyline of the first series of the anime. Playing as Kenshiro, you...
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