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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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Jelly Boy SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Jelly Boy is a gelatinous humanoid pink blob on a mission throughout some strange worlds. He travels throughout such landscapes...

Game Boy (1994)

Jelly Boy is a platformer in which the player controls a pink blob with transformation abilities. In comparison to the...

The Jet Action Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

The Jet Action is a vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up. Player is a modern fighter pilot. The aim is to cross...

Commodore 64 (1987)

The discovery of rich mineral deposits on Saturn's moons has made our solar system one of the most hotly contested...

Jetpack DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

You are an explorer trying to gather green gems from more than 100 small dungeons. You have a jetpack and...

DOS (1993)

Jetpack Christmas Special is a freeware edition of Jetpack featuring new, Christmas themed levels from the original developers. In this...

Jetpack Joyride PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PSP (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012), Browser (2012), iPhone (2011), BlackBerry (2013), Android (2012), iPad (2011), Windows Phone (2013) and PS Vita (2012)

In Jetpack Joyride the player controls Barry, a young man who steals an experimental jetpack from supposedly evil scientists and...

Jets 'n' Guns Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2006)

In Jets'n'Guns you assume the role of a freelance pilot who has to save the entire Universe. Your old Colonel,...

Jets 'n' Guns Gold Linux Front Cover

Linux (2009), Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

This is an expanded version of Jets'n'Guns which features several improvements to the original game.The main enhancements are the increased...

NES (1992)

The Jetsons: Cogwell's Caper is based on the well-known Jetsons property from Hanna-Barbera. In this spin-off adventure, George Jetson is...

SNES (1994)

George Jetson was about to run out to work when his pal Captain Zoom appears out of thin air. Zoom...

The Jetsons: Robot Panic Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992)

This is a multi-character platformer based on The Jetsons cartoon. Users can play as either Elroy, Judy, Jane, and finally...

Intellivision (1983)

Learn spelling and reading in Hanna-Barbera's "Jetsons" universe! Fly George Jetson's spacecraft around a network of platforms to collect up...

ZX Spectrum (1988)

Jet-Story is a sequel to Planet of Shades. The player controls a spaceship in a huge game world. His task...

Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), SNES (1995) and SEGA Saturn (1996)

Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius is the third in the Parodius series. It retains the same gameplay and humorous elements that substantiated...

PC-98 (1994)

In the future, after the latest World War, various nations of the Earth joined forces and built a super-powerful computer...

Jill of the Jungle DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

Jill of the Jungle is the first episode of a shareware series. It is a platform game where the player...

Jill of the Jungle: Jill Goes Underground DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

Jill of the Jungle 2 is the second in the Jill of the Jungle trilogy. It follows the same concept,...

Jill of the Jungle: The Complete Trilogy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

This compilation is the complete trilogy, including:Jill of the JungleJill Goes UndergroundJill Saves the Prince

Jim Henson's Muppets Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Rowlf, Gonzo the Great, Sam the Eagle and Swedish Chef all decide to travel back to the...

SNES (1995)

Jim Lee's WildC.A.T.S: Covert Action Teams is based on the comic book heroes by Jim Lee. The players take control...

Jim Power in "Mutant Planet" TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992), TurboGrafx CD (1993) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

Jim Power was a hero who one day while travelling through the forest, encountered a dimensional rift into a strange...

Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3D SNES Front Cover

DOS (1993) and SNES (1993)

In in this altered and expanded port of the original Amiga title, Earth has always blocked "The Lost Dimension" and...

Jinks Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), Atari 7800 (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Jinks added a largely new concept to the Breakout type games, offering much freer paddle movement (both horizontally and vertically),...

Commodore 64 (1984)

The Golden City is being run by the evil Ilfreet who lives in an inner sanctum surrounded by guards. Problem...

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