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.
Amiga CD32 (1993)
This CD contains two shoot 'em ups. The games are:Overkill - a Defender clone Lunar-CLunar-C is unique in that it...
Commodore 64 (1984)
In this game, players control Ozzy who was forced to land his spaceship on a planet after it ran out...
Amstrad CPC (1986)
As a diver you explore the calm waters of the Pacific in a search of hidden treasures. Starting at the...
Packrat is a sidescrolling game in which you collect the coins or buttons and get points. There is a multiplayer...
This side-scrolling platform game was designed to teach children with juvenile diabetes how to take care of their condition to...
Lynx (1991), Amiga (1989), NES (1985), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1988), TurboGrafx-16 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1988), Sharp X68000 (1994), Wii U (2014) and Arcade (1984)
Pac-Land is a side-scrolling 1-2 player game with a cartoony feel to it. Now equipped with arms, face, and legs,...
Nintendo 3DS (2011)
Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions is a compilation of six games including: Pac-Man Galaga Pac-Man: Championship Edition Galaga LegionsAs well as...
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....
In this game you play as Paladog, the great hero of critterland that leads his army in battle against the...
The player controls a panda bear, ever traveling from left to right, following the mouse cursor for horizontal placement on...
Atari 8-bit (2002)
Pandemonium is a side scrolling action game. The player controls an owl which must safely go through a cave full...
Panic Restaurant is a side-scrolling platform game where you play as chef Cookie. The rival chef Ohdove has taken over...
Panko is a game where you can control a panda or a koala that needs to put wood blocks on...
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...
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