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Side-Scrolling

Description

Used 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.
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Aquaria Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2007), Macintosh (2008) and iPad (2011)

Naija lives in a city on a rock floating high in the sky. She dreams of the ocean, painting pictures...

Aquarius ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Your enemy has built destructive machines in underwater caverns. As you are skilled in underwater combat, it is your job...

Apple II (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

Aquatron is a side-scrolling shooter in which the player controls a spaceship over a planet completely covered with water. Unfortunately...

ColecoVision (1984) and MSX (1984)

Agent Captain Blitztek has to find a way through enemy territory to prevent the Axtoatles from taking control of the...

Arcade (1992)

Princess Lurana has been abducted by the evil Sheikh Sazabiss to offer her as a sacrifice as part of plans...

Arcade (1992)

A long, long time ago, the Evil One invaded the peaceful kingdom of Shahariyard, and its king that ruled the...

Arabian Nights Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1993) and Amiga CD32 (1993)

In Arabian Nights, you play Sinbad Jr., a gardener at the royal palace who loves to sneak a peek at...

Arachnophobia DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991), Commodore 64 (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

This simple action game is based on the Hollywood movie Arachnophobia.South American spiders have overrun a large area in some...

Arcade Blockbusters!  DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

This compilation includes: Ghosts 'N Goblins Pocket Rockets Sarge

Game Boy (1995)

A compilation and port of: Joust Defender The games can also be played on the Super Game Boy Peripheral and...

Arcade Force Four Commodore 64 Front Cover

Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

This compilation contains: Gauntlet and its add-on The Deeper Dungeons Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Metro Cross Road...

Arcade Hits DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

This compilation pack includes three classic Capcom games:CabalSide ArmsStreet Fighter

Arcadia Remix Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Arcadia Remix is a mini-game collection with retro aesthetics. A special feature is that the player is able to play...

Commodore 64 (1986)

There are only two and a half hours left of Twilight before the day turns into Shedding Moon Eve, the...

Archibald's Adventures PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Windows (2008), PSP (2010), Palm OS (2008), Windows Mobile (2008), Macintosh (2008), PlayStation 3 (2010), iPhone (2009), iPad (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

Archibald's Adventures is a 2D side-scrolling puzzle platform game about Archibald. He is skating with his friends in the street...

Windows (2009)

Arc & Malice is a short platformer with a Victorian theme. The player commands a sergeant called Olaf who winds...

The Arc of Yesod Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985) and ZX Spectrum (1985)

In Nodes of Yesod, a monolith was discovered on the moon that transferred data vital to earth's security to an...

Arctic Baron DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1993), Atari ST (1993) and Macintosh (1993)

The Viking Union has a very dominant role in your society, as they control the vast railway networks. Could they...

Arctic Blue Browser Front Cover

Browser (2003)

In an unlikely partnership, a friendly whale swims beneath an exploration boat attempting to recover crates of flotsam and jetsam...

Arctic Moves DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Atari ST (2000)

The message used our frequency, but it didn't come from any of our commanders. It couldn't be! After verifying its...

Ardok the Barbarian Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986)

Ardok the Barbarian is the US release of Asterix and the Magic Cauldron. Since the comic character Asterix is mainly...

Ardy Lightfoot SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

In this 2D platform game, you play as Ardy Lightfoot - a cat-like creature - with your friend Pec, a...

Arena Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1986) and Atari ST (1986)

Arena is a sports game published very early in the lifetime of the 16-bit computers Atari ST and Amiga.It features...

A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda is the first chapter of a futuristic action platformer series. On 30th May 2094 a space ship...

A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda - Berzerker Suit Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Berzerker Suit is a downloadable content pack (DLC) for A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda. It adds a new suit for the protagonist,...

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