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.
Commodore PET/CBM (1979)
Horserace! is not unsurprisingly all about horse racing. Instead of racing, the player(s) are betting however. Each of the up...
This game is for 1 up to 6 players. When the game begins, you can place the bets, for the...
In Hottāman no Chitei Tanken, players help guide Hottāman as he explores fifteen different underground locales. The most important part...
Commodore 64 (1985)
Hot Wheels is a licensed title based on the toy cars from Mattel and attempts to recreate the playing of...
Game Boy Color (2000)
A side-scrolling stunt racer where the player is rewarded with speed bonuses for each stunt. Tracks are based on the...
Xbox 360 (2012)
The Houchi Play is a 2D side-scrolling title based on the popular real-life children's game Statues. The aim of the...
Terrorist forces have taken over the island city of New Seeburg. They are equipped with heavily armed combat helicopters, so...
How is a short side-scrolling game where the player controls a girl who needs to collect balls and drop them...
Commodore 64 (1989)
In Howard the Cover the player takes the role of Howard who wants to impress his girlfriend. To do so,...
How My Grandfather Won The War is a horizontally-scrolling game made for the 6th Casual Gameplay Design Competition based around...
In How to Raise a Dragon, players guide a dragon through its life phases, shaping its abilities and behavior.The game...
Hoyle Enchanted Puzzles is a casual game with a fantasy/wizard school theme. There are 9 arcade and puzzle game types...
Game Boy Advance (2005)
This volume of Hudson Best Collection brings two classic Famicom action games to your GameBoy Advance:Challenger Milon's Secret Castle
Guide Hugo, the TV troll, to free Kiku from the monsters. The game consists of several small platform levels, Donkey...
This is the sequel to Hugo: Black Diamond Fever. The gameplay is completely identical, except for new enemies and locations....
Atari 8-bit (1992)
Humanoid is a side-scrolling shooter. After the discovery of a new civilization terrestrials sent emissaries to the peace talks. After...
Commodore 64 (1987)
The year in 2850 AD. Captain Gryo is being held prisoner on the planet Vulso, and he must find a...
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