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 DS (2006)
Many years after the events in the Mega Man Zero series, humans and Reploids (humanoid robots) have at last found...
Nintendo DS (2007)
Grey was a Reploid found in a hidden factory in suspended animation, accidentally awakened during battle. Ashe was a human...
In Menace Beach, the player is a random guy whose girlfriend has been kidnapped by Demon Dan on her way...
Game Boy Color (1998)
Men in Black: The Series is based on the 1997 film and subsequent cartoon series.Evil alien races are infiltrating New...
Game Boy Color (2000)
Evil aliens, agent clones and monstrous bosses; just another day in the life of the MIBs. This sequel to the...
Mercenaries 2: World Nearly in Flames is a side-scrolling flash game, made to promote the Mercenaries 2 console games. In...
20 years after the extremists have unleashed their weapon of mass destruction the life on Venus is returning to normal...
Merubiiusu is a short, Japanese 2D-sidescrolling shooter starring a winged creature. It has all the classic shoot-em-up elements and contains...
ZX Spectrum (1988)
General Ironside's Metal Army of thuggish louts has invaded a nuclear power station in Slough and are threatening to blow...
Metal Clash is a very non-typical 2D fighting game set in a futuristic universe. The player controls a giant flying...
Commodore 64 (2005)
Metal Dust is a shoot 'em up in which one or two players simultaneously can take on the mission choosing...
Metal Fighter is an arcade style shooter for one player. You control an MCS-920 in an attempt to free planet...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
Metalgun Slinger is a Japan-only 2D platform game for GBA set in an old-western Sci-fi world. The player controls a...
The year is 2053. You come to MeCha Island, home to beautiful women and deadly sports. You have $5000 cash....
Neo York, 2057. The city is ruled by terror, and only E-F-I-S-T (En-Forcement Iron Suit Troopers) can restore freedom!Metal Law...
You control the pilot of a MetalMech vehicle (which looks similar to ED-209 of Robocop licenses) who can move across...
In the year 2214, Earth has made contact with another dimension, known as Otherside. As their ambassador, they choose to...
Neo Geo Pocket Color (1999)
As a member of the elite forces squad "Peregrine Falcons," your mission is to eliminate the evil Colonel Bildegaarn. Using...
Neo Geo Pocket Color (2000)
Take control of the Metal Slug tank on the NGPC once again, this time to defeat the rebel strike force...
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- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- 94 Cave Story
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