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 Color (2000)
Based on Scholastic's popular books and television series, Animorphs is a 2D action / RPG hybrid. The evil Yeerks are...
Animorphs: Shattered Reality is a quasi-3D platformer based on the popular Scholastic book series. A quick back story: Earth is...
Commodore 64 (1983)
Annihilator 2 is a sequel to the game Annihilator where you must get as many prisoners as you can to...
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Commodore 64 (1991)
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This is an updated version of Another World for the 15th anniversary of the original game. The basic resolution of...
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...
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...
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...
Anyman is a newly developed robot who must fight against the robot minions of Dr. Alien in six rounds of...
Aoi Blink is a side-scrolling platformer based on the TV anime series of the same name. The five levels are...
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In its simplest essence, Apocalypse a helicopter-based shoot 'em up inspired by Choplifter!. You must enter the jungle fortress of...
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A compilation of 15 games, all shareware versions, by Apogee: Bio Menace Commander Keen: Goodbye, Galaxy! Commander Keen 1: Marooned...
A heavily modified port of Little Computer People, Apple Town Monogatari is an early life simulator. It stars a randomly...
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,...
Commodore 64 (1988)
Aliens are polluting our oceans and turning the creatures of the deep into mutated, dangerous creatures. You are the pilot...
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