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.
The SNES game based on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie is a side-scrolling beat'em up in the vein of...
Mighty Rodent is a side-scrolling shooter where the player controls a cigar-smoking hamster with a turret mounted on its back...
Nintendo 3DS (2011)
Mighty Switch Force! is a side-scrolling platform shooter which puts the player in charge of cybernetic police officer Patricia Wagon...
Nintendo 3DS (2013)
Mii Force is a shoot-'em-up game where the player must gather a squad of heroes to take on Gold Bone...
Game Boy Color (2000)
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Milo: the Fuel Run is a side scrolling platform game with you being a skater trying to save the world's...
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...
In this game, your task is to fix the damage on the plumbing and beams. In order to do that,...
Mini Monster Smash has the player smashing a monster as far as they can with a flyswatter. Players swipe their...
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)
Minority Report on the Game Boy Advance is based on the 2002 Spielberg/Cruise film. In the near future, murders have...
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)
Mirai Shōnen Conan is based on Hayao Miyazaki's anime series Future Boy Conan, itself an adaptation of the novel The...
This is a side-scrolling platformer based on the original Mirror's Edge. The game is about fast action, precise jumping and...
Nintendo 64 (1997)
Mischief Makers is a 2D side-scrolling platform game in which the protagonist uses her hands to grab, shake, and throw...
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