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.
A mysterious thief has started showing up in town, snagging treasure as he grapples through the air, silhouette against the...
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...
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 Gatsby is a platform game inspired by the 1925 novel of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald....
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...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 95 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Three Weeks in Paradise
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario Bros.
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman Legends
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
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- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 5.00 Action Cat (1995)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2005)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.70 Aero the Acro-Bat (2010)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.