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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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Vectrex (1983)

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....

Heartland Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Heartland's meta-referential plot involves a struggle between good and evil, as depicted in a book, the last six pages of...

Heart of Darkness Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and PlayStation (1998)

Andy is a child who likes playing with his dog Whiskey, doesn't particularly enjoy going to school, and has a...

Heart of the Alien: Out of this World parts I and II SEGA CD Front Cover

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 Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990)

Heart of the Dragon is a beat-em-up game with and exploration section where you wander around the map collection magical...

Heatseeker Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1990)

On the planet Tantris are the Triphylios of Nem plants, which help keep the populous alive and the vast forests...

Heat Shield iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Heat Shield is an atmospheric-entry simulator game for iPhone and iPod touch where you use tilt control to fly spacecraft....

Arcade (1993)

Heavy Smash portrays a futuristic, armored, no-rules version of handball. The player is allowed to select one of various national...

TurboGrafx-16 (1989)

Heavy Unit is a "shoot-'em-up" game.It's year 2014 and human colony "Le Tau" is under attack by some strange aliens....

Heavy Unit: Mega Drive Special Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990)

Heavy Unit is a typical side-scrolling shooter in which you have to fly through several levels filled with enemies, mid...

Heavy Weapon Deluxe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), BREW (2010), J2ME (2009), Xbox 360 (2007), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Zeebo (2009)

Heavy Weapon is a cartoonish side-scrolling action game where you control a single tank fighting waves of opponents. Driving to...

Browser (2009)

After the first mission of the Miniova Cay space program came to the attention of the World Council, their airspace...

Hedgewars Macintosh Front Cover

Linux (2006), Windows (2006) and Macintosh (2006)

Hedgewars is a Worms 2 clone. The game features the same turn based Artillery game play with an abundance of...

Heli Attack Browser Front Cover

Browser (2001)

In this side scrolling shoot'em up you are playing as a soldier who has to defend himself from attacking helicopters....

Heli Attack 2 Browser Front Cover

Browser (2003)

In this side-scrolling shoot'em up you play as an elite soldier whose plane was shot down and now he is...

Heli Attack 3 Browser Front Cover

Browser (2005)

Heli Attack 3 is the third game in the Heli Attack series. The player has to shoot down the helicopters...

Videopac+ G7400 (1983) and Philips VG 5000 (1984)

Games back in the early 1980s often had descriptive titles. Helicopter Rescue is one of them: you have to use...

Commodore 64 (1987)

Your countries Embassy in war-torn Moldavia is under siege and the people inside need urgent help. At this moment in...

Helikopter-Jagd Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986)

In Helikopter-Jagd you fly a helicopter, boarded with a laser gun, over a seascape with small islands. In the sea...

Hellfire Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990) and Arcade (1989)

In the year 2998, humanity has finally reached the stars, and was able to build a prosperous, peaceful society. However,...

TurboGrafx CD (1991)

Hellfire S is an updated version of the horizontal space shooter Hellfire.Basic gameplay, level layout, and graphics are for the...

Hell Hole Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1991)

A side scrolling platformer that casts you as a soldier dropped behind enemy lines. Battle aliens and navigate platforms to...

Hello Kitty Parachute Paradise iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Hello Kitty Parachute Paradise is an arcade game for the iPhone that makes use of the accelerometer.Using the touch screen...

PlayStation (1998)

Hello Kitty's Cube Frenzy is a puzzle game. Falling cubes become building blocks that help Hello Kitty climb to collect...

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