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.
Nintendo 64 (1997)
Mischief Makers is a 2D side-scrolling platform game in which the protagonist uses her hands to grab, shake, and throw...
Mission Cobra 98 is a single player, side scrolling, freeware shooter which plays like Defender only without the rescuing people...
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to rescue Dr. O and Shannon from the grubby clutches of...
The mobile platform is the only one to have a game based on the third Mission: Impossible film. It is...
The Mission’, offers gamers the opportunity to play as some of the greatest footballers in the world. The aim of...
Atari 8-bit (1992)
Mission Zircon is a side scrolling shoot 'em up game. Princess Cirzona is due to be married but the grand...
Mitsume ga Tooru (translates to The Three-Eyed One) is based on the manga and anime of the same name. You...
Commodore PET/CBM (1980)
M-Maze is a simple maze game using a top-down view. The game generates random mazes and drops the player in...
Amstrad CPC (1989)
As man in some sort of hand-made bike/helicopter you are flying down into the catacombs of some French town. These...
PlayStation 3 (2006)
This is an installment of the anime game series, Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire takes place Nine months after the...
The game is based on the popular Japanese Mobile Suit Gundam anime tv series that features robot warriors, the tv...
This is a parody remake of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. All the main scenes (including the notorious "No...
Modi and Nanna are the children of Tyr, a Viking leader, and they have to rescue a village. A huge...
Mogura (Japanese for Mole) is a jetpack-powered animal you need to fly through horizontal side-scrolling levels, similar to Parodius and...
Protean platform hero with attitude (well, with sunglasses) rocks out in this novel but forgotten would-be Sonic-killer, collecting CDs (this...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
Mojib Ribbon is the psuedo-sequel to Vib Ribbon. Instead of being based around the tone of your music, it revolves...
Monadius is a freeware, open-source space shooter with vector graphics, created as a homage to the Gradius series of side-scrolling...
SEGA Master System (1991)
The master of dirt, king of slime, Capitão Feio, with the help of an army of monsters, conquered the world...
Monkey King is based on the character of the Monkey King from the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West....
Monkey Magic is a platform game for the Playstation based upon a successful cartoon of the same name. The cartoon...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 95 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- 94 Cave Story
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 5.00 2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
- 5.00 aliEnd (2012)
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