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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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Annihilator Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983) and VIC-20 (1982)

Annihilator is a single player Defender clone. The player pilots a small space ship over the surface of a rocky...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Annihilator 2 is a sequel to the game Annihilator where you must get as many prisoners as you can to...

Another Code: R - A Journey into Lost Memories Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

Another Code: R - A Journey into Lost Memories is the sequel to the 2005 Nintendo DS game Trace Memory....

Commodore 64 (1991)

San Francisco 2016. A series of earthquakes has damaged several nuclear power plants, and the subsequent nuclear contamination has forced...

Another World: 15th Anniversary Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This is an updated version of Another World for the 15th anniversary of the original game. The basic resolution of...

Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), PlayStation 3 (2014), iPhone (2011), Android (2012), iPad (2011), Nintendo 3DS (2014), PS Vita (2014), Wii U (2014), PlayStation 4 (2014), Xbox One (2014) and Ouya (2013)

This is an updated version of Another World for the 20th anniversary of the original game, five years after the...

Antz Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

Antz is a side-scrolling platformer based on the movie of the same name. You take the role of Z, and...

Antz World Sportz Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

Based on the computer animated movie Antz produced by DreamWorks, this game represents the Olympic-style light athletic challenge between four...

Windows (2012)

Anyman is a newly developed robot who must fight against the robot minions of Dr. Alien in six rounds of...

TurboGrafx-16 (1990)

Aoi Blink is a side-scrolling platformer based on the TV anime series of the same name. The five levels are...

DOS (1993)

Apachacha is a side-scrolling action game with light platforming elements, starring a Native American warrior who must save the land...

Apache Overkill PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010), Browser (2009), iPhone (2011) and Android (2013)

Apache Overkill is a side-scrolling pixel/retro style shooter that originated as a Flash game on the web and was upgraded...

Apidya Amiga Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Amiga (1992)

A side-on scrolling shoot-em-up with a twist: You play as a wasp (actually a man turned into a wasp) seeking...

Amiga (1994)

In its simplest essence, Apocalypse a helicopter-based shoot 'em up inspired by Choplifter!. You must enter the jungle fortress of...

J2ME (2004)

Apocalypse 3000 is a side-scrolling platform game set in the year 3081. Planet X-14 in the Uricane solar has been...

Apogee's Greatest Games DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

A compilation of 15 games, all shareware versions, by Apogee: Bio Menace Commander Keen: Goodbye, Galaxy! Commander Keen 1: Marooned...

Apotheon Linux Front Cover

Linux (2015), Windows (2015), Macintosh (2015) and PlayStation 4 (2015)

Apotheon is a 2D side-scrolling action game with puzzle elements and a visual design based on the Black Figure style...

Apple Town Monogatari: Little Computer People NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

A heavily modified port of Little Computer People, Apple Town Monogatari is an early life simulator. It stars a randomly...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

If you can defeat the dragon Fumo, your status as a magician will be ensured. Many have tried to rid...

The Apprentice CD-i Front Cover

CD-i (1994)

Far from the "multimedia" titles that formed the stock of the CDi's software library, The Apprentice is a plain old...

Sharp X68000 (1991)

In the year 2069, the British ship "Elias Rits" sailed to Kermadec Island on a private investigation mission. Shortly thereafter,...

Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

In Aquanaut, the protagonist has to find and kill the leader of an alien race which wants to destroy Earth....

Commodore 64 (1988)

Aliens are polluting our oceans and turning the creatures of the deep into mutated, dangerous creatures. You are the pilot...

Commodore 64 (1984)

You are a member of the Aquanaut Patrol, where in your heavily armed underwater craft you patrol the seas keeping...

Aquaplane Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983) and ZX Spectrum (1983)

Aquaplane is a side-scrolling action game loosely based around water skiing. You control a motor boat, which must be steered...

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