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.
NES (1986), Commodore 64 (1987), TurboGrafx-16 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1986), Amstrad CPC (1987), Wii (2006), PC-88 (1986), Nintendo 3DS (2012), Sharp X68000 (1987), Sharp X1 (1986), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1985)
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Game Boy Advance (2001)
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PlayStation 2 (2000)
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Game Boy (1991)
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PlayStation 2 (2004)
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Commodore 64 (1984)
You are standing outside a hotel and your mission is to enter the hotel and explore it to find the...
Atari 2600 (1982)
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Amiga CD32 (1995)
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Graviton is a space shooting game with vector graphics, based on the arcade game Gravitar. The object is to conquer...
Like the first Graviton game, this is a physics-based shooter modeled after Gravitar, featuring a triangular spaceship with turn and...
Gravitron is a side-scrolling game in the style of Thrust and Lunar Lander. The objective is to navigate a spaceship...
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Commodore 64 (1987)
The Great Burger Riot is a side view horizontal scrolling shooter where the screen scrolls constantly from left to right...
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