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.
International Athletics is an arcade track & field game by the Spanish developer True Emotions. It was initially published by...
Game Boy Color (1999)
International Karate 2000 is a remake of the classic beat 'em up International Karate in which you play as a...
Game Boy Advance (2001)
International Karate Advanced is a remake of International Karate 2000, with the three-way free-for-all from Internation Karate + rather than...
Commodore 64 (1983)
International Soccer is an arcade action soccer game. No league or cup tournaments available, only friendly matches (2 halves at...
International Soccer Excite Stage 2000 is a soccer game. It is the fifth game in the Excite Stage series and...
In this game you are overlynx, ancient inhabitant of Earth and Atlantis. Your race is a very peaceful and very...
Commodore 64 (1984)
In the Beginning... is a game that involves you 3000 million years ago as a insignificant molecule, and your aim...
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)
Your mission is to enter a network of caverns on a remote planet and rescue the survivors from the crashed...
Into the Sun: Projected Distruction (sic) is a Korean-made horizontally-scrolling shooter similar to IAS. The player controls a fighter craft...
Atari ST (1989)
Intruder is a side-scrolling shooter. The player controls a space ship, flies from left to right and shoots everything on...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
Trouble at Stark Enterprises: Tony Stark aka Iron Man finds that one of his Iron Man suits has been stolen....
IO is a remake of the Kinetic Designs 1988 Commodore 64 game of the same name. It is a side-scrolling...
Commodore 64 (1988)
An enemy has entered your region of space in a mothership, and unleashed foes aimed at destroying you. As the...
Commodore 64 (1986)
There is war on the planet Iridis Alpha between the Zzyaxian and the Gilbies. The Zzyaxian hate the Gilbies and...
Iron Blood is a side-scrolling action game where the player is given the opportunity to control two different robots through...
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