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.
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...
Amstrad CPC (1989)
As man in some sort of hand-made bike/helicopter you are flying down into the catacombs of some French town. These...
Mobile Suit Gundam is a Street Fighter II-style fighting game based on the original 1979 television series of the franchise.Players...
PlayStation 3 (2006)
This is an installment of the anime game series, Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire takes place Nine months after the...
Mobile Suit Gundam: EX Revue is an updated version of the first Gundam fighting game. Like its predecessor, it is...
The game is based on the popular Japanese Mobile Suit Gundam anime tv series that features robot warriors, the tv...
Contrary to the expectations, Moby Dick doesn't tell the story of whalers (as the book does) - it puts the...
This is a parody remake of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. All the main scenes (including the notorious "No...
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 Kart is a 2D side view side-scrolling racing game where the player needs to compete against other cars and...
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...
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 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
- 93 Tecmo Super Bowl
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)
- 5.00 Action Cat (1995)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2005)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.70 Aero the Acro-Bat (2010)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.