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Side-Scrolling

Description

Used 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.
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Mandroid Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987)

Chris Auker has stolen the Mandroid files and fled to Cove 4 in an effort to contact criminal mastermind, Max....

MSX (1984)

In this platform game your goal is to reach the bottom right of the screen where the exit to the...

Windows (2003)

Entertainer Michael Jackson is in the news for awful and bizarre allegations after having apparently thrown in his lot with...

MANOS: The Hands of Fate Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), iPhone (2012), Android (2013) and iPad (2012)

MANOS: The Hands of Fate is a retro platformer done in the style of 8-bit games, such as Super Mario...

ZX Spectrum (1986)

Mantronix is an arcade game where the player controls a small robot and must use it to explore an alien...

Windows (2006)

MapleStory is a F2P (free to play) 2D side-scrolling fantasy MMORPG set in Maple World. There are several different servers...

NES (1989)

Mappy the mouse had a son named Happy. Happy has grown up and now wants to settle down with a...

NES (1986)

Mappy the mouse has a girlfriend named Mapica. In order to please his girlfriend, Mappy goes on a mission to...

Marbelous! iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2013) and Ouya (2013)

Marbelous! is a jump-and-run game with a twist. The main character is a marble. This marble changes color to access...

Märchen Adventure Cotton 100% SNES Front Cover

PlayStation (2003) and SNES (1994)

This is the sequel to the original side-scrolling shooter Cotton, and it continues the adventures of the cute young witch...

March of the Penguins Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006) and Nintendo DS (2006)

Based on the documentary March of the Penguins, this game follows the story of the emperor penguins as they embark...

Mario Bros. Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002), NES (1983), Commodore 64 (1987), Atari 2600 (1983), Atari 5200 (1983), Atari 7800 (1988), Atari 8-bit (1988), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Wii (2006), PC-88 (1984), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1983)

Mario and Luigi, the best plumbers in the world, have a real job on their hands. A host of characters...

Mario Clock Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2009)

Mario Clock is a Nintendo DSiWare app. It displays the time in 8-bit graphics. The user can switch between an...

Windows (2004)

Mario Forever is an unofficial remake of the famous Super Mario Bros. with some improvements and additions: better graphics, music...

Mario is Missing! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), SNES (1992), NES (1993) and Macintosh (1994)

Bowser, the token bad guy from the Mario Bros. series, is up to no good again in this educational game...

DOS (2001)

Mario!!! is an unofficial DOS remake of Super Mario Bros. Just like in the original game, it features Mario the...

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

The Mushroom Kingdom is stricken with a horrible disease known as 'The Blorbs'! Princess Toadstool calls a meeting to discuss...

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2013)

One day, the people from the Mushroom Kingdom receive an invitation to visit Pi'illo Island, turned into a touristic region....

Mario Party Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1998)

Mario Party is a party game for 1 to 4 players. The festivities are based on a board game format,...

Mario's Time Machine SNES Front Cover

DOS (1993), SNES (1993), NES (1994) and Macintosh (1994)

Bowser is at it again! He's using a time machine, called a Timulator, to loot historical artifacts from the past,...

Mario Teaches Typing DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992) and Macintosh (1993)

Mario comes to the PC, in the form of a typing tutor.In this product you get to play one of...

Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

In the beginning video, Donkey Kong is at home channel-surfing. While flipping through channels, DK notices an ad about the...

Mario & Wario SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

Mario & Wario is a puzzle game that utilizes the SNES Mouse. The player chooses Princess Peach (low speed), Mario...

Marko SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995), Genesis (1994) and SEGA CD (1995)

Colonel Brown, the evil owner of a toy factory, has created a substance that can turn people and animals into...

Mark of the Ninja Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and Macintosh (2013)

Mark of the Ninja is an side-scrolling stealth action game. In the tradition of stealth games, emphasis is placed on...

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