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.
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...
Iron commando is a brawler beat-em-up like Final Fight or Streets of Rage with lots of weapons and big end...
Iron Fist is a side-scrolling martial arts game. Using your keyboard, walk along the land, punching or kicking crates to...
You play the role of a cowboy who must stop train robbers from escaping on trains on various stages. The...
Nintendo DS (2010)
Jump into the suits of either Iron Man or War Machine in this sidescrolling action game that emphasizes aerial maneuverability...
The mighty warrior Kuros has defeated the evil wizard Malkil in the previous game. However, Malkil did not perish, and...
In iRunner the player takes control over Mr. I, a yellow character with a feather on his head whose goal...
Isin-Densin Zero is a freeware vertical shooter from Japan where the player controls a small spaceship equipped with a claw...
Iskib is a 2D side-scrolling, arcade-like action game. The player's objective is to run a whole level, avoiding being shot...
TurboGrafx CD (1992)
It Came from the Desert is a remake of the the original 1989 Amiga game of the same name, but...
Game Boy (1994)
This unusual title is based on a cartoon within a cartoon: The Itchy and Scratchy show from The Simpsons. In...
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