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.
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...
SEGA Master System (1991)
Ghost City is a city that appears every 13 years and is full of goblins and ghosts who thirst for...
Atari 8-bit (1986)
Your civilization is under attack, and it's down to you and your Laser Hawk helicopter to put things right. Destroy...
In Laser Invasion you are trying to stop the enemy from deploying a new type of super weapon while saving...
Danny Madigan is watching a sneak preview of the latest film of his favourite hero, Jack Slater, when he is...
The Amiga game based on the 1993 Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle Last Action Hero is a side-scrolling brawler in the vein...
Last Action Hero for the NES adapts the 1993 Schwarzenegger film as a side-scrolling action title.Players control action hero Jack...
Neo Geo Pocket Color (2000)
A port of the successful 2D fighter Last Blade for the NeoGeo Pocket Color. The port features nearly all the...
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