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.
Looks like someone has gone and abandoned some poor astronauts on a desolate planet again. It's your job to swoop...
Jupiter Ace (1983)
Meteor Racer is a side view horizontal shooter where your ship is on the right of the screen and must...
Metoid: Other M follows recent console releases of Metroid games by being developed, like the Metroid Prime trilogy, by a...
Commodore 64 (1987)
The player must navigate their space ship and destroy everything in space, including mines, cruisers, and star bases. (The cruisers...
PC Booter (1987)
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Mevo & the Grooveriders is a music game, where players must hit two keys following the rhythm of the background...
MewMew Tower is a game where the player must pick cats from a hot-air balloon and stack them up to...
One of Mickey's friends is in trouble, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse are on a rescue mission! Mickey Mousecapade is...
Game Boy (1992)
In Mickey's Dangerous Chase the player takes control of either Mickey or Minnie Mouse. While on his way to deliver...
Mickey's Safari In Letterland chronicles Mickey Mouse's globetrotting adventures (on a slightly modified globe) to capture letters for educational purposes....
miCoach Football features a single player football game of 4 vs 4 in an urban pitch. It doesn't follow strict...
miCoach Running is a simulator of jogging for the iphone. The user is required to tap alternatively on the screen...
MicroLeague Football: The Coach's Challenge is an early American football video game for DOS and part of the MicroLeague Sports...
Windows 3.x (1993)
You are MicroMan, stuck inside a computer. You must run, jump, and shoot your way out. Along the way are...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 95 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Turrican II: The Final Fight
- 94 Three Weeks in Paradise
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman Legends
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
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- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
- 5.00 aliEnd (2012)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.