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 (2010)
Mega Man Zero Collection is a set of all four games in the Mega Man Zero series on a single...
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...
Megamari is a 2D doujin platform game, based on the Tōhō universe. Patchouli is angry at Marisa and Alice as...
Mega Pony is a side-scrolling platform fangame which is a mash-up of Mega Man and the TV cartoon My Little...
Commodore 64 (1986)
Melonmania is a side view horizontal scrolling game where the screen scrolls left or right when you move your hero,...
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...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 95 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Three Weeks in Paradise
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario Bros.
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman Legends
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 5.00 2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 5.00 Action Cat (1995)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2005)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.70 Aero the Acro-Bat (2010)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.