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.
Philips VG 5000 (1984)
A bee named Spina is being sent by the queen of the colony to bring pollen back to the hive.Players...
Lady Master of Kung Fu is 2D fighting game. Player controls a female - titular Lady. She is skilled in...
Probably one of the earliest photo-shooting games, as popularised by Pokémon and various paparazzi/stalking games, Lady Safari comes with an...
Game Boy Advance (2001)
Lady Sia is a young female warrior princess who's attempting to save her homeland from the cruel beastmen, the T'soas....
La La Land 3 is the third title in a series of experimental games where the communication between the player...
La La Land 4 is the fourth title in a series of experimental games where the communication between the player...
La La Land 5 is a surreal platform game. It features Biggt, who resembles a bat, a Bible salesman. Everyday...
A small 'Lemmings' clone with a twist. This time around you have to kill the "Lamers" instead of saving them,...
Commodore 64 (1987)
A single mercenary has been sent to rescue eight space kids that have become stranded in the hidden silos around...
Lao's Quest is a 2D puzzle platform with a retro visual design. The main hero is Lao who must rescue...
Game Boy Color (2001)
Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword contains five large areas to explore. Afflicted with a terrible curse, Lara must follow...
Nintendo DS (2006)
Tomb Raider: Legend for Nintendo DS is a rather different game than its console brethren. It retains the plot and...
Game Boy Advance (2006)
The GBA version of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend is a side-scrolling platform game more similar to the DS version...
Larax & Zaco is a platform game. Each level takes place in and around a building with bonus items scattered...
Laserfight! is a horizontally-scrolling shooter that is exceptionally similar to the classic Gradius. The visual design and power-up system are...
Atari 2600 (1983)
Laser Gates is a side scrolling shooter. Failsafe detonators inside the cryptic computer have malfunctioned, and your job is to...
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