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.
Modi and Nanna are the children of Tyr, a Viking leader, and they have to rescue a village. A huge...
Mogura (Japanese for Mole) is a jetpack-powered animal you need to fly through horizontal side-scrolling levels, similar to Parodius and...
Protean platform hero with attitude (well, with sunglasses) rocks out in this novel but forgotten would-be Sonic-killer, collecting CDs (this...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
Mojib Ribbon is the psuedo-sequel to Vib Ribbon. Instead of being based around the tone of your music, it revolves...
Monadius is a freeware, open-source space shooter with vector graphics, created as a homage to the Gradius series of side-scrolling...
SEGA Master System (1991)
The master of dirt, king of slime, Capitão Feio, with the help of an army of monsters, conquered the world...
Monkey King is based on the character of the Monkey King from the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West....
Monkey Magic is a platform game for the Playstation based upon a successful cartoon of the same name. The cartoon...
Monkeys huddle in great masses above the top of the screen, hoping anxiously to get to some simian homeland beneath...
Monmallineun Tarokbeom tells the story of a man who crossed the street on a red light and got arrested and...
Mono Space is a scrolling shoot-'em-up that fuses the play style of Gradius with the wire-frame aesthetics of Asteroids, sending...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
Although the name implies you're going to catch monsters, Monster! Bass Fishing is a normal fishing game where you can...
The evil Warlock wants to take over the world! He calls his fellow monsters to join him, but several refuse...
Monster Maulers is a 2D fighting game, similar to Red Earth or Metamoqester. The player chooses one from 3 characters...
You are a young boy with a baseball bat named Mark. On your way home from a baseball game, you...
Nintendo DS (2009)
Monsters vs. Aliens follows the storyline of the animated movie, giving players the chance to play each of the five...
Nintendo DS (2011)
Young girl, Ellie, finds a strange, glowing bracelet in the woods, and upon touching it is transported to a magical...
Monster Truck Challenge is a monster truck racing game with exaggerated physics similar to Elasto Mania and gameplay similar to...
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 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:
- 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)
- 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.