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.
In Mimana Iyar Chronicles, players are cast into the role of Crais Sewell, an anti-social, drunk, unemployed swordsman. As he...
A mentally disturbed professor must enter his own brain to repair it, changing into different forms to overcome the obstacles...
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Mining Truck is a side-scrolling game with cartoony graphics where the player is in control of a dumper truck.Each level...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
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Minutemen is a 2d side-scrolling brawler designed as a tie-in with the 2009 Watchmen movie based on the comic book...
TurboGrafx CD (1992)
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Nintendo 64 (1997)
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Mission Cobra 98 is a single player, side scrolling, freeware shooter which plays like Defender only without the rescuing people...
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to rescue Dr. O and Shannon from the grubby clutches of...
The mobile platform is the only one to have a game based on the third Mission: Impossible film. It is...
The Mission’, offers gamers the opportunity to play as some of the greatest footballers in the world. The aim of...
Atari 8-bit (1992)
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Commodore PET/CBM (1980)
M-Maze is a simple maze game using a top-down view. The game generates random mazes and drops the player in...
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