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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Mega Man Zero Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002) and Wii U (2014)

It is the year 22XX...The legendary heroes of the Reploids, X and Zero, defeated the evil Sigma long ago, and...

Mega Man Zero 2 Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003) and Wii U (2015)

A year after the events in Mega Man Zero, the hero finds himself in another battle to save the world....

Mega Man Zero 3 Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004) and Wii U (2015)

In the third installment of Capcom's Mega Man Zero series, you, unsurprisingly, play as Zero. Continuing where the Mega Man...

Mega Man Zero 4 Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005) and Wii U (2015)

You play as Zero again in this fourth installment of the Megaman Zero series, you will have to fight against...

Mega Man Zero Collection Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010)

Mega Man Zero Collection is a set of all four games in the Mega Man Zero series on a single...

Mega Man ZX Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

Many years after the events in the Mega Man Zero series, humans and Reploids (humanoid robots) have at last found...

Mega Man ZX Advent Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Grey was a Reploid found in a hidden factory in suspended animation, accidentally awakened during battle. Ashe was a human...

Windows (2006)

Megamari is a 2D doujin platform game, based on the Tōhō universe. Patchouli is angry at Marisa and Alice as...

Meganova Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Hi, my name is Philip Sunset, but my friends call me "long hands" and my office is one of the...

Windows (2013)

Mega Pony is a side-scrolling platform fangame which is a mash-up of Mega Man and the TV cartoon My Little...

Mega Sports DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992), Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

Mega Sports compiles some of Epyx's multiple-event sports games from the 80s. Some of these titles were converted to some...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Melonmania is a side view horizontal scrolling game where the screen scrolls left or right when you move your hero,...

Meme Run Wii U Front Cover

Wii U (2014)

Meme Run is an endless running game that distinguishes itself from others in the genre by using internet memes as...

Menace DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1989) and Commodore 64 (1989)

Six ruthless dictators have collaborated to create the planet Draconia, which contains some of the most gruesome and harmful life-forms...

NES (1990)

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 Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Mercenaries 2: World Nearly in Flames is a side-scrolling flash game, made to promote the Mercenaries 2 console games. In...

ZX81 (1982)

Twenty years after the extremists have unleashed their weapon of mass destruction the life on Venus is returning to normal...

Browser (2009)

Merubiiusu is a short, Japanese 2D-sidescrolling shooter starring a winged creature. It has all the classic shoot-em-up elements and contains...

Metal Army ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1988)

General Ironside's Metal Army of thuggish louts has invaded a nuclear power station in Slough and are threatening to blow...

SEGA Saturn (1996) and Arcade (1991)

Metal Black is an arcade 2D side-scrolling shoot'em up, made as continuation of Final Gun Frontier" and Darius. Aliens (called...

Arcade (1985)

Metal Clash is a very non-typical 2D fighting game set in a futuristic universe. The player controls a giant flying...

Metal Dust Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (2005)

Metal Dust is a shoot 'em up in which one or two players simultaneously can take on the mission choosing...

Metal Fighter NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

Metal Fighter is an arcade style shooter for one player. You control an MCS-920 in an attempt to free planet...

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