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 (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...
Kid Klown and his family are on their way to perform in a circus when they meet the magician Night...
Kid Kool is a side-scrolling platformer. The king is sick and Kool must gather the seven magical herbs to cure...
Kidō Senshi V Gundam recounts the events of the show, from Uso's first battle on Earth to the destruction of...
Nintendo DS (2008)
Kid Paddle: Lost In The Game is a 3D side-scrolling platform game inspired by Midam's popular comic strip Kid Paddle....
Kid Speedy isn't very speedy—but that's okay, because in this track-running video game, all the player has to do is...
Princess Kilala, from the Kingdom of Rabia, has been summoned to Japan to have a discussion about a medicine that...
Kikou Keisatsu Metal Jack is a scrolling brawler based on the anime of the same name. At the start of...
Xbox One (2013)
Killer Instinct is a one-on-one side-scrolling fighting game and the third main game in the series. Set several years after...
Nintendo 64 (1996)
An updated conversion of Killer Instinct 2 from the arcades, all of the fighters, moves and stages are available (including...
Atari 2600 (1983)
For decades, the weapons satellites have orbited Earth harmlessly. Now, for unknown reasons, they have dropped from the sky to...
Commodore 64 (1983)
Your mission is to fly your spacecraft through tunnels in an underground cavern shooting 12 bulbs to move the next...
Game Boy Advance (2004)
The cheerleader and undercover secret agent, Kim Possible, returns in her second platform game for the Game Boy Advance. Based...
Game Boy Advance (2005)
Kim returns to battle fiendish villains once again, but this time she's got help in the form of her klutzy...
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