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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NES (1992)

Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger is an action platform game based on Japanese TV show of the same name which later inspired...

Kyuiin PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), PSP (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Two kids are cleaning their room when they find a book of fairy tales. Suddenly a fairy pops out of...

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...

Labyrinth Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), Apple II (1986), MSX (1987) and PC-88 (1987)

The player starts this game off controlling the actions of an ordinary citizen on their way to a movie theater....

Arcade (1985)

Lady Master of Kung Fu is 2D fighting game. Player controls a female - titular Lady. She is skilled in...

Lady Safari MSX Front Cover

MSX (1988)

Probably one of the earliest photo-shooting games, as popularised by Pokémon and various paparazzi/stalking games, Lady Safari comes with an...

Lady Sia Game Boy Advance Front Cover

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....

DOS (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

La Espada Sagrada is an action game that consists of three phases, the third being more arcade-oriented than the first...

Lagaf': Les Aventures de Moktar - Vol 1: La Zoubida Amstrad CPC Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

Moktar is an Arabian man who is lost in the big city. You must bring him back to the Arab...

Windows (2006)

La La Land 3 is the third title in a series of experimental games where the communication between the player...

Windows (2006)

La La Land 4 is the fourth title in a series of experimental games where the communication between the player...

Windows (2006)

La La Land 5 is a surreal platform game. It features Biggt, who resembles a bat, a Bible salesman. Everyday...

Atari ST (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988) and Thomson TO (1988)

In this game based on the famous Belgian comics of the same name, you take control of Sir Francis Blake...

Lame Castle iPhone Front Cover

Browser (2010), iPhone (2010) and Android (2010)

Lame Castle is a game where the player's goal is to destroy the castle at the end of each level....

DOS (1992)

A small 'Lemmings' clone with a twist. This time around you have to kill the "Lamers" instead of saving them,...

PC-88 (1987) and Sharp X1 (1987)

UFO sightings and alleged contacts with aliens that were widespread in the second half of the 20th century eventually became...

The Land Before Time Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001) and Game Boy Advance (2001)

Jump'n Run Game for the Game Boy Color featuring the Characters from the Universal Cartoon 'The Land before Time'. Different...

Land of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1993) and SEGA Master System (1992)

Mickey Mouse is reading an interesting book and suddenly find himself in a strange, dreamy village. He is told that...

Commodore 64 (1987)

A single mercenary has been sent to rescue eight space kids that have become stranded in the hidden silos around...

Windows (2008)

Lao's Quest is a 2D puzzle platform with a retro visual design. The main hero is Lao who must rescue...

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword contains five large areas to explore. Afflicted with a terrible curse, Lara must follow...

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

Tomb Raider: Legend for Nintendo DS is a rather different game than its console brethren. It retains the plot and...

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend Game Boy Advance Front Cover

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...

DOS (1996)

Larax & Zaco is a platform game. Each level takes place in and around a building with bonus items scattered...

MSX (1989)

Laserfight! is a horizontally-scrolling shooter that is exceptionally similar to the classic Gradius. The visual design and power-up system are...

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