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 64 (1987)
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Atari 8-bit (1993)
This compilation includes the following titles: Hydraulik is an arcade platform game. The player's task is to repair pipes damaged...
Commodore 64 (1984)
The player must compete in a series of events against a human or computer opponent. Each event is difficult, with...
TurboGrafx CD (1989)
Side Arms Special is, in essence, the same game as the regular edition of the arcade side-scrolling shooter Side Arms...
Hyper Iria is based on the anime prequel to the sci-fi movie Zeiram. As in the anime and movie Iria...
PlayStation 2 (2008)
This special value pack contains two of Capcom's classic fighting games at an affordable price! It includes:Hyper Street Fighter II:...
A volleyball simulation seen from a side-view perspective, meaning it is only possible to move players to the left or...
Game Boy Color (2001)
Hype: The Time Quest for the Game Boy Color lets you play as the Playmobil knight Hype, who has been...
IAS is a sci-fi horizontally scrolling shoot-em-up. The player controls a fighter craft, defending a human space colony against the...
An old friend has preceded the player in a pixelated 2D flooded subterranean cavern complex. In this underground, underwater maze,...
Icarus is a short game that may draw inspiration from the classic Greek myth of Icarus, who fell into the...
Game Boy Advance (2006)
This puzzle-adventure game follows the story of the film, where three companions must navigate a dangerous, thawing world.Players play as...
Xbox One (2015)
#IDARB is a multiplayer arena ball game set in a 2D platform environment in which players compete on teams to...
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