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.
Asphyx is a short side-scrolling game in which the nameless pixelated protagonist needs to navigate a maze of tunnels and...
Side-scrolling beat-em-up in the style of Turrican and Strider. The basic storyline is that you're a top assassin (hence the...
Nintendo DS (2009)
Discovery takes place after Assassin's Creed II and before Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. The player assumes the role of Ezio Auditore...
SEGA Master System (1990)
In the latter half of the 21st century, robots have been engaged in labor in dangerous places, housework, etc. Then...
Commodore 64 (1986)
The planet Targon is a nuisance to the Galactic police but it's always just been on the planet. News is...
Assault On Planet Equidon is the winner of Gamedev.net's sixth edition of the annual Four Elements contest. It is a...
Assault: Retribution is a 3D run and gun platform game. Its story takes place in the year 2198. Arcadia, a...
SEGA Saturn (1997)
Japan-only sequel to Target Earth, Leynos 2 puts you in the cockpit of a giant mecha robot as you scroll...
Assault Wing is a fast-paced multiplayer action game. Up to four players fly their ships in cave-like two-dimensional arenas and...
Assault Wing: Galactic Battlefront is an online multiplayer shooter. Players fly their space ships in a 2D side view of...
SEGA Saturn (1995)
Antowas has created a land of striking beauty and magic, with Astal and his beloved Leda among its happy inhabitants....
Asterix is a 2D beat'em up game, based on the comic book series of Asterix. The player chooses one of...
SEGA Master System (1991)
The Romans, who fail to conquer one final Gaul village, kidnap Getafix, the druid brewing the magic potion that gives...
Asterix and the Vikings is a mobile game released as a tie-in with the 2006 animation film of the same...
Asterix & Cleopatra is a party game based on Asterix & Cleopatra story where Asterix and Obelix are sent from...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
Asterix & Obelix: Bash Them All! is a 2D side-scrolling platform game based on the French comic series Astérix. It...
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- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
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- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
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