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.
Harley is a hip, young scientist who happens to have an IQ the size of Mt. Rushmore. While experimenting with...
A side-scrolling "cute'em up", Harmful Park puts you in the shoes of the two daughters of a well-meaning inventor that...
Vardit is a promotional game, which was handed to anyone who purchased three packets of Vered Hagalil chocolate bar.The player...
Harrier Attack II is a sequel to the popular 1980's game by Durell Software, Harrier Attack.Flying your Harrier jump-jet you...
Hat Trick Hero 2 is the follow up to Hat Trick Hero, and it is loosely based on the arcade...
SEGA Saturn (1995)
"Hattrick Hero S" reminds us of the side-scrolling arcade soccer games in 2D that were popular in the coin-ops of...
Haunted Castle is a 2D arcade platform game, part of the Castlevania game universe. It's the first game in the...
Haunted Castle 3: Trevor's Quest is a freeware game in the vein of Castlevania from Miguel Perez. CHC3 follows in...
TurboGrafx CD (1992)
Hawk F-123 is a side-scrolling shoot-em-up. There is no background story in the game and no cutscenes; the player pilots...
Hayate: The Battle is set in the same universe and features the characters from Jikū Sōsakan: Hayate.Unlike its predecessor, it...
Game Gear (1991)
Head Buster is a so-called ”future sports” game about robots. On a top-down, horizontally scrolling playfield, armed robots are moved...
In Headless Havoc the player can take control of the infamous literary character, The Headless Horseman, as they gallop across...
Heads Up Action Soccer is a football game played in a slightly tilted side view perspective for one or two...
ZX Spectrum (1989)
Heartbroken is 2D side scrolling action game. An evil warlock kidnapped Princess Mertha and created an army of fearsome creatures....
SEGA CD (1994)
Heart of the Alien is the sequel to the game Out of this World, also known as Another World. The...
Heart of the Dragon is a beat-em-up game with and exploration section where you wander around the map collection magical...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
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- 94 Turrican II: The Final Fight
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- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman Legends
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- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
- 5.00 aliEnd (2012)
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