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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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Ghosts 'N Goblins DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Game Boy Color (1999), Game Boy Advance (2004), Amiga (1990), NES (1986), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986), BREW (2006), Windows Mobile (2002), Xbox 360 (2013), DoJa (2002), PlayStation 3 (2013), Wii (2007), PC-88 (1987), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1985)

Ghosts 'N Goblins is a sideways scrolling action platformer spread over six levels, each of which must be completed within...

Windows (2004)

Ghosts 'N Goblins is an unofficial remake of the Capcom arcade game of the same name. It is very faithful...

Ghosts 'N Goblins: Gold Knights iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Ghosts 'N Goblins: Gold Knights is a side scrolling action platformer based on Capcom's well known Ghosts 'N Goblins series....

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010), iPhone (2010) and iPad (2012)

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is a puzzle adventure game from Capcom writer and game director Shu Takumi, the creator of...

Ghoul Patrol SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Wii (2010)

In the sequel to Zombie Ate My Neighbors players control the kids Zeke and/or Julie, who travel to different worlds...

NES (1992)

In Ghoul School the player is cast as Spike O'Hara, a senior at Cool School High in a small American...

Ghouls 'N Ghosts Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), SEGA Master System (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989), J2ME (2007), Wii (2007), Sharp X68000 (1994), SuperGrafx (1990) and Arcade (1988)

Three years have passed since Arthur defeated the Demon King Astaroth and rescued his beloved Princess Prin-Prin (see Ghosts 'N...

Windows (1999)

Giana Family is 2D multiplayer platform game based on The Great Giana Sisters. Players control Giana and her family and...

Giana Sisters DS Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009), iPhone (2010), Android (2011), iPad (2010) and Ouya (2013)

Giana Sisters DS is a modern 2009 remake of the cult game The Great Giana Sisters from the year 1987....

Giana Sisters: Twisted Bundle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), PlayStation 4 (2014) and Xbox One (2014)

Giana Sisters: Twisted Bundle includes: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the OwlverlordFor PC it...

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Windows Front Cover 1st version

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013) and Wii U (2013)

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is the successor of the 1987 The Great Giana Sisters and a a sequel to the...

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Backer Exclusive Collector Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This very limited edition of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams was exclusive to backers who have pledged 150$ or above during...

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This limited edition contains: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Soundtrack CD A fan poster Two in-game skins

Linux (2010), Windows (2009), Dreamcast (2010), Amiga (2010), Symbian (2011), Macintosh (2010), GP32 (2010), GP2X (2010) and GP2X Wiz (2010)

Giana's Return is an unofficial (i.e. fan-made) sequel to the classic Great Giana Sisters. The Evil Swampy has stolen the...

Gigantic Army Windows Front Cover

Linux (2014) and Windows (2010)

In the 21st century Earth is at war with the Ramulons, an alien race determined to prevent Earth from expanding...

ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

You play as an American soldier, spreading havoc among soviet soldiers somewhere deep in the jungle and underground caverns.The game...

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero NES Front Cover

NES (1991)

G.I Joe is a side-scrolling action game where you can select 3 out of a possible 5 characters to complete...

NES (1992)

Cobra, the evil villain, previous encounter with G.I. Joe ended with Cobra’s base been destroyed (as played in G.I. Joe:...

Gimjingamja-ui Aengnangamja Guchuljakjeon Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

This game was made as a promotional tie-in to a Poca Chips potato chips commercial campaign. In the role of...

Gish Linux Front Cover

Linux (2004), Windows (2004), J2ME (2009), Macintosh (2004) and BlackBerry (2009)

Gish is a platformer with a twist. You play a blob of tar named Gish (yes, I said a blob...

Give Up, Robot Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010)

Give Up, Robot is a twitchy platformer starring a robot that is woken up in a corrupted testing environment. He...

Give Up Robot 2 Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010)

Give Up Robot 2 is the sequel to Give Up, Robot and retains the core game mechanics. It is a...

Arcade (2003)

The Gladiator is a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em-up game that puts players in the shoes of either Chu Xing Han,...

Glare Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Glare is a side-scrolling platformer. It has a backstory (aliens infect planets with darkness and the protagonist, the light guardian...

Glean Browser Front Cover

Browser (2012)

Glean is a 2D sci-fi platform game in which the player controls a small robotic mining probe equipped with drills....

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