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.
Sam is an ordinary kid who, with the help of his red cape, turns into "kid superhero" Pajama Sam. This...
Commodore 64 (1983)
Players pilot a spaceship through space inhabited by aliens, and below the spacecraft is terrain where several human prisoners resides....
The player controls a panda bear, ever traveling from left to right, following the mouse cursor for horizontal placement on...
Panic Restaurant is a side-scrolling platform game where you play as chef Cookie. The rival chef Ohdove has taken over...
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The fairy kingdom has long been threatened by the dark witch Wool, the leader of the Dark Undulation. The queen...
Pants no Arashi is a doujin shooter in which the player takes control of the angelroid Ikaros from Sora no...
An evil robotic army invades city after city and nothing seems to stop them, that is until fighting hero Kou...
A lone inventor comes up with an elegant mini radio control and camera system. Desperate to beat his rival, he...
Paper Moon is a short side-scrolling platformer entirely done in black and white, and with the graphical style of a...
Game Boy Color (2000)
Papyrus is a platform game based on the Belgian comic and animated series of the same name by Lucien de...
Commodore 64 (1985)
You are a motorcycle raider on the Paris - Dakar track. The track is marked with boulders, but many obstacles...
Parodius Portable is a collection of several games from the Parodius series released exclusively in Japan for the PlayStation Portable...
Parsec is a side-scrolling space shooter. Waves of alien craft swoop down from the top and the player must shoot...
Up until recently, the seven sins ruled over all the mortal desires. They escaped the wrath of the angels by...
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