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.
Game Boy Advance (2006)
Open Season for GBA is based on the film, and is quite different from the console version. The story in...
Nintendo DS (2006)
Open Season is based on the Sony Pictures Animation's CG animated film of the same name, where a rowdy brood...
Operacion Cyborg is a side-scrolling run and gun game. In the game the player takes the role of a hero...
Game Boy (1991)
Operation C is a Game Boy sequel to the popular NES titles Contra and Super C and is, essentially, a...
Agent George, a CIA agent, is sent to Iraq and Kuwait to save the oil refineries in the Gulf and...
Operation Spacehog is a classic 2D side scrolling shoot'em up where players have to blast their way through space defending...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Opac's Journey is a side-scrolling platform game that follows the titular Opac as he explores the underground caves, searching for...
Orbital Decay is a combination of side-scrolling space shooter and defensive strategy. The story tells of a future empire of...
ZX Spectrum (1982)
Orbiter is an adaptation of the classic Defender arcade game. You control a craft that is flying over a rocky...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
This is a special release of Nekketsu Kouha: Kunio Kun for the PlayStation 2 system. This package contains the original...
Organ Trail is a take on the classic game The Oregon Trail, replacing the travels of the American pioneers with...
Orguss is a horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up based on the anime series of the same name. The inhabitants of Terram has constructed...
The Orion Project is a single player space shooter released as shareware.In this game the player controls a space ship...
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