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.
Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2013), Macintosh (2012), PlayStation 3 (2013), Wii (2013), Browser (2012), iPhone (2012), BlackBerry (2013), Android (2012), iPad (2012), Windows Phone (2012), Nintendo 3DS (2013), PS Vita (2013), Wii U (2013), PlayStation 4 (2013) and Xbox One (2013)
Angry Birds: Star Wars is a Star Wars themed edition of the Angry Birds series. The gameplay mechanics are the...
A one-level imitation of Angry Birds, this game puts the player in the role of the Russian establishment circa mid-2012,...
The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is a side-scrolling 2D platformer. The game features 10 levels and is inspired by...
In The Angry Video Game Nerd in Pixel Land Blast, you play the Angry Video Game Nerd from the web...
LJN's NES version of the classic horror series casts the player as a teen searching the houses on Elm Street...
Animal Quest is an educational game for all ages. Players become animals in four different game groups with the following...
Those lab mice bent on world domination, Pinky and The Brain, have hatched a new scheme to try to take...
This is a side-scrolling platformer based on the tv animated show characters. Yakko, Wakko, and Dot have to find some...
Game Boy Color (2000)
Based on Scholastic's popular books and television series, Animorphs is a 2D action / RPG hybrid. The evil Yeerks are...
Animorphs: Shattered Reality is a quasi-3D platformer based on the popular Scholastic book series. A quick back story: Earth is...
Commodore 64 (1983)
Annihilator 2 is a sequel to the game Annihilator where you must get as many prisoners as you can to...
Another Code: R - A Journey into Lost Memories is the sequel to the 2005 Nintendo DS game Trace Memory....
Commodore 64 (1991)
San Francisco 2016. A series of earthquakes has damaged several nuclear power plants, and the subsequent nuclear contamination has forced...
This is an updated version of Another World for the 15th anniversary of the original game. The basic resolution of...
Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), PlayStation 3 (2014), iPhone (2011), Android (2012), iPad (2011), Nintendo 3DS (2014), PS Vita (2014), Wii U (2014), PlayStation 4 (2014), Xbox One (2014) and Ouya (2013)
This is an updated version of Another World for the 20th anniversary of the original game, five years after the...
Game Boy Color (1999)
Antz is a side-scrolling platformer based on the movie of the same name. You take the role of Z, and...
Game Boy Color (2001)
Based on the computer animated movie Antz produced by DreamWorks, this game represents the Olympic-style light athletic challenge between four...
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