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.
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...
Ta-Keed, the Prince of Darkness, has managed to escape from his supernatural penitentiary where he has had centuries to plot...
Amstrad CPC (1990)
The Amstrad CPC appears to be the only released version of Grandslam's original vision of a licensed Liverpool FC game...
Atari 8-bit (1992)
Lizard is a shoot 'em up game. Planets of the Reptilian System have formed an alliance to conquer the Earth....
The evil Daimon is threatening Dragonia and has turned your two fellow lizardmen into stone. Your task is to rescue...
Atari ST (1993)
Llamazap is an action game of 25 stages in which you, as a completely hard and unspeakably beweaponed llama, set...
Xbox 360 (2011)
Load is an abstract, music heavy interpretation of the miracle of life. The player is cast as a single sperm...
The blob-like LocoRoco are in trouble! A meteor has crash-landed on their planet, bringing with it the black, shaggy Moja...
The browser version of LocoRoco 2 is a sampler of the full PSP game, made available a week before the...
Just when the LocoRoco thought everyone was safe and happy, the nasty Moja Troop returns! The LocoRoco love to sing,...
PlayStation 3 (2007)
In LocoRoco Cocoreccho! the player is a butterfly that needs to guide the little LocoRocos through a huge maze-like level....
Midnight Carnival is a spin off of the LocoRoco games, and forms a sequel to LocoRoco 2 and was released...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 95 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)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 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.