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.
Liberty Wings is a shooter set during World War II where the player controls a plane. The game mixes three...
Liero is like Worms but with players battling in realtime instead of turn-based.At the start of the game, each player...
Lifetime is a visual novel made for the May 2011 Experimental Gameplay Project with the theme "zoom". It tells the...
The Galaxy Federation has defeated the forces of the Orn Empire. But the former allies of Orn have united into...
The ancient country of Japon has existed for millennia, through times of peace and war. However, long ago, an evil...
LightWeight Ninja is a platform scroller/jumper in a similar style to Sonic, Super Mario Bros. and Commander Keen, but is...
In this minimalist proof-of-concept, the player controls the left-right motion of a walking stickman across a bent line. Random encounters...
SEGA Master System (1991)
A man by the name of Jack infiltrates an enemy base and discovers a secret weapon. Soon he is hunted...
This is one of three Zelda-based games released for the CD-i. Ganon and his cronies have seized the island of...
Commodore 64 (1994)
Lions of the Universe is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up set in space, with a feel resembling Armalyte in many...
Travel to the world of LittleBigPlanet, where dreams and imagination run wild! Become a Sackperson, and dress them up as...
PlayStation 3 (2011)
When an inter-dimensional vacuum cleaner called the Negativatron appears, Sackboy must step back into action, alongside Larry Da Vinci and...
Little Fighter is a simple 2D brawling fighting game and the first game in the Little Fighter series. The player...
A simple 2D fighting game with the style of a scrolling beat-em up, with one huge twist - rather than...
Commodore 64 (1988)
You are the King of the Little Green Men and you have just escaped from your captors but you are...
Based on a comic strip from the 1900s, Nemo is a young boy from London summoned to the kingdom of...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 94 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- 94 Cave Story
- 93 Wizball
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 5.00 2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
- 5.00 aliEnd (2012)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.