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.
"As the full moon rises, nature's most savage beast (cows) reveal their true nature: their ability to fly." - Petri...
ZX Spectrum (1984)
The Moon Buggy style of games are viewed from the side, and involve trying to guide a Buggy across the...
This wholly character-graphics free software game retains elements of Atari's classic Moon Patrol. Like its predecessor, this title sees a...
Moon Crystal is a platform action game where you control Ricky Slater on his mission to free his kidnapped father...
In the town of Moonfall, dreams are being ruined by the evil known as Malus. The fate of this secluded...
Atari 8-bit (1982)
A single patrol ship faces countless invading aliens, dropping relentlessly from the top of the screen. The pilot maneuvers desperately...
Game Boy Color (1999)
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An alien species has set up a dormant space craft on the moon to mine the solar system's resources. As...
Moon's Revival is a 2D side-scrolling platform game where the player controls the little warrior Ibn. When the moon disappears...
The main character of this game has been invented by the famous cartoonist Guillermo Mordillo. The game's objective is for...
The first and only Mortal Kombat title to make onto the Dreamcast console, Mortal Kombat Gold offered players a carbon-copy...
DOS (1994), PlayStation (1996), Game Boy (1994), SNES (1994), Genesis (1994), Amiga (1994), SEGA 32X (1995), SEGA Saturn (1996), Game Gear (1994), SEGA Master System (1994), PlayStation 3 (2007) and Arcade (1993)
The Mortal Kombat fighters, plus several new ones, return for a tournament held by the evil Shang Tsung of the...
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