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 (1988)
Humm-Dinger is a side view horizontal scrolling shooter where the screen scrolls when you move your hero using a Jet-Pack,...
Victor Hugo never could have expected that his creation Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, would run such an obstacle...
Hunchback 96 is a single player, freeware, side-scrolling platform game inspired by Ocean Software's 1983 title, Hunchback. The player controls...
Commodore 64 (1986)
An unlicensed Hunchback clone, this one stays close to its source material, having you make Quasimodo run and jump through...
ZX Spectrum (1983)
Everyone wanted a cut of Ocean's success with Hunchback, but not everyone wanted to pay Century for its licensing rights....
Atari 2600 (2005)
A 4k game (three more than its predecessor!), Hunchy 2 boasts more bells and whistles (admittedly more bells than whistles)...
The year is 2015. A race of technologically superior aliens known as the Masters have invaded many planets, exterminating or...
Hurdles is a single player side-scrolling game in which the player flies a space ship along a narrow corridor. Along...
In celebration of the 2012 Olympics being held in London, England, UK, Google has created an interactive doodle of the...
Xbox 360 (2011)
Level Pack One! is an expansion for Hurdle Turtle. It adds a new turtle (Pirate Turtle) as well as three...
Hurrican, a freeware Windows remake of Turrican, is a fast-paced side-scrolling platformer. The player has to explore 9 levels and...
Commodore 64 (1987)
Hyper Blob is set on the planet Cubos on which the player works a tourist guide. Unfortunately he has to...
Hydorah is a difficult side-scrolling shooter in the vein of R-Type with a classic retro feel. Players command a ship...
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