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.
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...
iDrop Dead is a ragdoll game where the player must throw around the ragdolls and cause as much damage to...
IF Extreme Ski is a Winter sport game where the goal is to make the most incredible figures to earn...
Iffermoon is a freeware RPG entirely created by a single developer, Scott Cawton and set in a fantasy steampunk universe....
TurboGrafx CD (1993)
During the Edo period in Japan, the ninja clans from Iga and Kōga were fighting each other. A mysterious foreigner...
Nintendo 64 (1998)
It's a race to the top of the tower, as you control a collection of ball like characters up spiral...
Iji and her brother Dan were visiting the military complex where their father works when suddenly, out of nowhere, an...
Commodore 64 (1991)
Ikarus is a Joust clone in which players control a phoenix and must try to hit their opponent from a...
Doki Doki Penguin Land MD is a 16-bit remake of the classic Master System puzzle game Penguin Land. The player...
Illusion Blaze is a Korean-made sci-fi horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up. The player controls either of the two available spacecraft that must traverse...
I Love Kittens! is a package of 22 feline mini-games ranging from traditional cat show fair to more outlandish games...
I Love Puppies! is a package of 22 canine mini-games ranging from traditional dog show fair to more outlandish games...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 95 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Three Weeks in Paradise
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario Bros.
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman Legends
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 5.00 2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 5.00 Action Cat (1995)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.70 Aero the Acro-Bat (2010)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.