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.
Nintendo 3DS (2012)
Bowser has once again kidnapped Princess Peach, but this time, Mario has another objective. The Mushroom Kingdom is bursting with...
Wii U (2012)
New Super Mario Bros. U is the second console installment of the New Super Mario Bros. sub-series, and the first...
Wii U (2013)
A special bundle pack included in Wii U Mario & Luigi Deluxe Set that includes: New Super Mario Bros. U...
Princess Peach has been kidnapped! Again! Everyone was celebrating the Princess' birthday when a giant birthday cake arrived... but then...
Nintendo DS (2007)
The game is a remake of the classic platformer The New Zealand Story. As in the original, the player takes...
Genesis (1990), Amiga (1989), NES (1991), Atari ST (1989), SEGA Master System (1992), Commodore 64 (1989), TurboGrafx-16 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989), Wii (2008), FM Towns (1989), Sharp X68000 (1989) and Arcade (1988)
One day, a kiwi tribe was having fun and games outside the zoo, only to be kidnapped by the evil-minded...
Based on professional football as played in the National Football League, NFL was the first 8-bit console game to carry...
SEGA Saturn (1995)
NHL All-Star Hockey is the first of Sega's own line of Saturn NHL licensed titles. It includes the ability to...
Nickelodeon GUTS is based off of the Nickelodeon TV show in the late 90's that is basically American Gladiators for...
The entire galaxy is threatened by a virus epidemic, which transforms humans into alien controlled mutants. This worst case scenario...
Nidhogg is a fighting game played as a 2D side-scrolling platformer. In the single-player arcade mode the player guides a...
You have been out partying, but when you arrive at your house, you notice that you've lost your keys. Furthermore,...
Night Creatures is a side-scrolling action game. You are an unfortunate peon who is bitten by Hecate, a witch. Unless...
When an evil fiend called the Tyrant hijacks and spoils the dreams of small children, two bold leprechauns named Flynn...
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 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- 94 Cave Story
- 93 Wizball
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.