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.
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)
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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...
Like the first Graviton game, this is a physics-based shooter modeled after Gravitar, featuring a triangular spaceship with turn and...
Gravitron is a side-scrolling game in the style of Thrust and Lunar Lander. The objective is to navigate a spaceship...
Xbox 360 (2009)
The Gravity Effect is a side-scrolling platformer. The goal of the 30 levels is easy: reaching the end. The gimmick...
Gravity Fight is based around controlling a ship which can rotate, thrust in the direction it is facing, fire bullets...
Commodore 64 (1987)
The Great Burger Riot is a side view horizontal scrolling shooter where the screen scrolls constantly from left to right...
The Great Gatsby is a platform game inspired by the 1925 novel of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald....
Game Boy (1990)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch ties in with the movie of the same name. Gizmo is trapped inside Clamp Centre...
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