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.
You are a monkey named Gordo, resident of N. Human Labs cage 106, a laboratory experimenting with animals. One day...
Apple II (1981)
A very early clone of the arcade game Defender for the Apple ][ written in E-Z Draw assembly language. The...
Nintendo DSi (2010)
GO Series: 10 Second Run is a side-scrolling platformer in which the player must reach the end of each level...
Gotcha! is an NES Zapper title based on the "sport" of paintball, and loosely tied into the paintball-themed movie caper...
In Gourmet Sentai: Bara Yarou the player picks from three characters: Bonjour, Mademoiselle, and Très Bien. Each has slightly different...
Nintendo DS (2007)
Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure is based on the animated movie of the same name and basically a mini...
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), PlayStation 4 (2015) and Arcade (1985)
The people of Gradius are in trouble. The ameoboid Bacterions have launched an all out attack against the planet, and...
A compilation containing the arcade versions of the first four Gradius games as well as the previously PS1 exclusive game...
Evil lurks out there in the universe - even after you defeated the Bacterian forces. It's 200 years into the...
Game Boy Advance (2001)
Gradius Galaxies' side-scrolling action hearkens back to the early days of arcade shoot-'em-ups — wave after wave of enemies hound...
PlayStation 2 (2000)
This is a compilation containing two side scrolling shooters from Konami: Gradius III Gradius IV Both games are straight emulation...
Gradius ReBirth is a part of the ReBirth series from Konami on the Wii, which includes old-school revisits to the...
Game Boy (1991)
This is the second Gradius/Nemesis game to land on the Game Boy. Like the first game, this is a side-scrolling...
PlayStation 2 (2004)
Long ago, the Gradius army destroyed an evil life form that was threatening the galaxy. But somehow some of the...
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)
Grand Prix is a singleplayer action racing game. The game is played with an overhead view of the racetrack which...
Amiga CD32 (1995)
The Grandslam Gamer Gold Collection is a compilation of three games that received the CD32 Gamer Gold award. It consists...
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...
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