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 Advance (2002), NES (1983), Commodore 64 (1987), Atari 2600 (1983), Atari 5200 (1983), Atari 7800 (1988), Atari 8-bit (1988), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Wii (2006), PC-88 (1984), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1983)
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Nintendo 3DS (2013)
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Nintendo 64 (1998)
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Game Gear (1993)
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Game Boy Advance (2006)
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