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.
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Presents Ratchet & Madame Gasket's Sweeper Zone is a promotional game packaged with specially marked boxes of Pop-Tarts...
Commodore 64 (1988)
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SEGA Master System (1988)
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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)
A port of the SNES adventure/platformers Legend of the Mystical Ninja and its sequel, Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shogun Magginesu...
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)
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Kid Klown and his family are on their way to perform in a circus when they meet the magician Night...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
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- 94 Three Weeks in Paradise
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario Bros.
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman Legends
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
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- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
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