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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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Windows (2009)

All Of Our Friends Are Dead is a side-scrolling platform shooter with a horror theme. There is no background story,...

All-Star Slammin' D-Ball PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001) and PS Vita (2012)

An arcade-style simulation of the famous P. E. game Dodgeball. Two teams face off; 4 players on each side in...

(Almost) Total Mayhem Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

(Almost) Total Mayhem is a 2D team-based action platformer that pits two teams against each other in an attempt to...

Amiga (1988)

Alpha-1 is 2D side-scrolling slow-paced shoot'em up game in space, similar to R-Type. The player is pilot of Alpha-1 space...

V.Smile (2004)

The game is divided into two areas: Learning Adventure and Learning Zone. Learning Adventure puts you into a mission while...

J2ME (2003)

When the intergalactic alliance is coming to an end, you are sent in a modern Alpha Wing fighter to locate...

MSX (1986)

"SOS! Centacom! Our central computer has broken down. We will be delivered to the Gentiles. Unless Space Marshall Alpharoid restores...

Atari ST (1987)

In this top-down arcade shooter you are a pilot of space craft, breaking through a strongly defended enemy space station...

Altered Beast Windows Front Cover

DOS (1990), Windows (2010), Genesis (1988), Amiga (1989), NES (1990), Atari ST (1989), SEGA Master System (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), TurboGrafx-16 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1988), TurboGrafx CD (1989), MSX (1988), Amstrad CPC (1989), Zodiac (2004), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2011), Wii (2006), iPhone (2010), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Arcade (1988)

You are a hero raised from the dead by the god Zeus to rescue his daughter Athena. With scenery inspired...

Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms is a side-scrolling action game in which you play as a dead guy who's...

Altitude Linux Front Cover

Linux (2009), Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

Altitude is a shoot 'em up in which the player controls one of five airplanes, each with different abilities, in...

Amagon NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

In Amagon, your mission is to investigate a dangerous, monster-infested island. As Amagon, you begin the game with only a...

The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Latverian president Dr. Doom is a terrible enemy, so when he hatches a plan to blow up New York City...

SNES (1995)

The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes is based on the Spider-Man cartoon of the time and pits Spider-Man against several of...

The Amazing Spider-Man DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and Commodore 64 (1990)

In The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider Man has to rescue his girlfriend Mary Jane who was been kidnapped by the super...

The Amazing Spider-Man Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

One of Spider-Man's enemies has discovered his true identity, Peter Parker, and kidnapped his girlfriend Mary Jane. Unfortunately for Spidey,...

Nintendo DS (2012)

This version of The Amazing Spider-Man is a side-scrolling action game. The premise is the same as in the other...

The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1993)

The Kingpin is at it again, and Spider-Man has just 24 hours to find the keys to defuse a bomb...

The Amazing Spider-Man: Web of Fire SEGA 32X Front Cover

SEGA 32X (1996)

An electric plasma grid has left New York in a state of chaos, and only Spider-Man can save the city...

The Amazing Virtual Sea Monkeys PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002)

The player controls Nautila, a "babelfish" which is used to indirectly influence the environment within a huge water tank. Nautila...

Amazon: Guardians of Eden DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

Amazon: Guardians of Eden is an adventure which tries to capture the feel of a "B series" set in 1957...

Commodore 64 (1985)

In the Amazon rainforest, a lone warrior has to face seven challenges, which basically involve killing creatures and obstacles that...

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

A.M.C.: Astro Marine Corps is a sideways scrolling shooter in which you control a member of the Astro Marine Corps...

Windows (1998), Windows 3.x (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

The Second Edition release of American Girls Premiere is a standalone update to the game, adding Josefina Montoya to the...

Windows (1997), Windows 3.x (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

The American Girls Premiere puts players in the role of a stage director, allowing them to author, edit and play...

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