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.
Game Boy (1991)
Magical Tarurūto-kun is a side-scrolling platformer based on the anime series of the same name. The player takes the role...
Atari 8-bit (1993)
Magic Dimension is an arcade game. The game begins in the street with several buildings. The player can visit each...
Merlwood was once a land of peace and prosperity. The people lived in harmony with one another and with their...
Commodore 64 (1985)
You control a witch who has the job of recovering four magic scrolls that were stolen from Neverland by Colo,...
Commodore 64 (1993)
The sequel to Reckless Rufus. Antwicky, Rufus' homeland, has been taken over by evil witches. Rufus attempts to defeat them...
"In A.D. 2X00 alien Saya Empire secretly built a "Time space" Frontier Post on the Moon, intentionally intrude the earth......
ZX Spectrum (1986)
The objective in Mailstrom is to collect sacks of letters from post boxes and take them to the mail depot...
Majewelune World is a freeware 2D fighting game made by the Japanese coder Retsuzan. Rules are easy - players choose...
Abel's daughter has been kidnapped by his former friend, Bayer. Bayer has sold his soul to the devil, and sacrificed...
Makai Prince Dorabocchan is a platformer in which the player takes control over the son of a mighty vampire. Unfortunately...
One day, a young cave princess called Malaika comes back from a visit to her relatives, only to find that...
Mamono Hunter Yōko: Dai 7 no Keishō is based on the anime series Devil Hunter Yohko. The anime tells the...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Mamono na Yūsha to Nazo no Iseki (Monster Hero and the Mysterious Ruins) is an action platform game starring a...
Man Boy vs Doctor Sock is a short AGS adventure game created for the fifth One Room, One Week competition...
Commodore 64 (1987)
Chris Auker has stolen the Mandroid files and fled to Cove 4 in an effort to contact criminal mastermind, Max....
In this platform game your goal is to reach the bottom right of the screen where the exit to the...
Entertainer Michael Jackson is in the news for awful and bizarre allegations after having apparently thrown in his lot with...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
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- 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.
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- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
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- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
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- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
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- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
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