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.
A little boy named Suk receives an unexpected visit from a fairy tale superhero named Koo. Koo explains that the...
My Game About Me: Olympic Challenge is based on the semi-autobiographical webcomic by Nathan Stapley, My Comic About Me. It...
Mystery Quest is a modified version of Hao Kun no Fushigina Tabi. The player is Hao, an apprentice wizard who...
A kabuki warrior steps into a time portal to go back to the Shogun dynasty to defeat the evil lord...
Mystic Warriors is 2D side scrolling action-platform game, similar in style to Sunset Riders, but with ninja. Action takes place...
Nagagutsu o Haita Neko: Sekai Isshū 80 Nichi Daibōken is an action-platformer game based on an 70s anime movie starring...
Game Boy (1990)
Nail 'n Scale is a mixture of Jump'n Run and puzzle game. The player character can jump and throw nails...
Sharp X68000 (1990)
In 21th century the Earth became overpopulated, and humans began building colonies in the solar system. Technological expansion led to...
Namco Museum Battle Collection is an assortment of Namco’s more popular arcade classics brought to the PSP. There are 17...
This entry in the Namco Museum is the first to appear on the Wii platform. It contains a number of...
This Namco Museum series member combines Pac-Mania, Dragon Spirit (which is a combination of 1942 and Xevious), Metro-Cross (a type...
The goal of Nanaca Crash is simple: launch a young man named Taichi into the air, and send him flying...
Nintendo 3DS (2011)
Nano Assault is the third in the Nanostray series for Nintendo's DS line. Nano Assault takes place in the same...
The player controls Arsia, a young girl, wandering around Napple town and levels themed around the four seasons. To restore...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
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- 94 Three Weeks in Paradise
- 94 Super Mario World
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- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
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- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2005)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
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- 3.70 Aero the Acro-Bat (2010)
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