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.
TurboGrafx CD (1994)
Princess Shizuhime has been kidnapped by a group of ninja under the command of Genbu, and brought to the castle...
SEGA CD (1993)
Keio Flying Squadron chronicles the adventures of Rami, the little bunny-suited member of the flying squadron tasked with the protection...
SEGA Saturn (1996)
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Commodore 64 (1988)
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Josephine is a teenage girl who is currently attending Honest Osaki's Kendo School and Used Car Sales to learn Kendo...
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SEGA Master System (1988)
In Kenseiden, you play Hayato, a fearless samurai warrior. You must get back the stolen swords and scrolls, and defeat...
Nintendo DS (2006)
Life in the world of Kerorinpo is pretty peaceful thanks to the actions of the Kero Kero Agency, a group...
Game Boy Advance (2005)
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Commodore 64 (1986)
You play the role of a flying Kettle as you attempt to escape from 30 levels in an underground system...
TurboGrafx CD (1992)
In 21st century, Tokyo was suddenly attacked by combined forces of robotic and organic alien races. A special giant mecha...
The evil wizard Belzed and his forces have attacked the kingdom of Lowrel, killed its king and queen and kidnapped...
Game Boy (1993)
Kid Dracula is a side-scroller and a parody of the Castlevania series. The difference is you play as a young...
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