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.
Sinclair QL (1987)
Hoverzone is a Defender clone. The player controls a space ship that can be moved left or right in a...
How is a short side-scrolling game where the player controls a girl who needs to collect balls and drop them...
Commodore 64 (1989)
In Howard the Cover the player takes the role of Howard who wants to impress his girlfriend. To do so,...
How My Grandfather Won The War is a horizontally-scrolling game made for the 6th Casual Gameplay Design Competition based around...
In How to Raise a Dragon, players guide a dragon through its life phases, shaping its abilities and behavior.The game...
Hoyle Enchanted Puzzles is a casual game with a fantasy/wizard school theme. There are 9 arcade and puzzle game types...
Game Boy Advance (2005)
This volume of Hudson Best Collection brings two classic Famicom action games to your GameBoy Advance:Challenger Milon's Secret Castle
Guide Hugo, the TV troll, to free Kiku from the monsters. The game consists of several small platform levels, Donkey...
This is the sequel to Hugo: Black Diamond Fever. The gameplay is completely identical, except for new enemies and locations....
That bastion of good taste, the Hooy-Program team, lives up to its name by serving up an action platformer that's...
Atari 8-bit (1992)
Humanoid is a side-scrolling shooter. After the discovery of a new civilization terrestrials sent emissaries to the peace talks. After...
Commodore 64 (1987)
The year in 2850 AD. Captain Gryo is being held prisoner on the planet Vulso, and he must find a...
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...
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