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 (1997)
It's Magic is a jump 'n run game about a tomcat called, well, Tommy who is trying to get back...
Ivan Drago! is a browser game dedicated to the Rocky Balboa movies - only here, the main character of this...
Typical mid-90's side scroller. You are Jack Flash and you must "suck" the energy from all the evil inanimate objects...
Game Boy Advance (2001)
Jackie Chan Adventures: Legend of the Dark Hand is a side-scrolling brawler reminiscent of Double Dragon or Final Fight. Players...
Despite using the AGS adventure engine, The Jackyard is actually a third-person platform game based on exploration. Entirely designed in...
Jacky Lucky is a side-scrolling platformer starring a man who carries a big stick. The player controls this man as...
Jageun Manyeo ("Little Witch") is a hybrid of a platformer and a role-playing game. The titular character is a little...
Commodore 64 (1990)
Players control a criminal who has broken out of his prison and is making his way toward a helicopter. The...
Another game in the Ninja Jajamaru-kun series. Players once again take control of the little red ninja Jajamaru as he...
Based off a cartoon series of the same name, the game puts the player in control of James Bond's teenage...
This adaptation of the animated TV series differs significantly from its NES namesake. The nephew of Agent 007 must foil...
DOS (1993), PlayStation (2003), PlayStation 2 (2006), Game Boy (1993), Game Boy Advance (2004), SNES (1993), Genesis (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Game Gear (1993), SEGA Master System (1993), Commodore 64 (1992), Nintendo DS (2005), Amiga CD32 (1993) and Acorn 32-bit (1993)
In his second adventure James Pond must retrieve the toys Dr Maybe has stolen. Pond has been armed with an...
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