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.
Nagagutsu o Haita Neko: Sekai Isshū 80 Nichi Daibōken is an action-platformer game based on an 70s anime movie starring...
Game Boy (1990)
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Sharp X68000 (1990)
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Nintendo 3DS (2011)
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The player controls Arsia, a young girl, wandering around Napple town and levels themed around the four seasons. To restore...
Narcissus is 2D arcade side-scrolling platform run' n 'gun game, similar to Contra. The player controls long-haired, commando-like guy with...
Game Boy Advance (2003)
Naruto: Ninja Council is another game that was taken from a famous Japanese anime series and is also the first...
Game Boy Advance (2004)
This is the second Naruto title for the Ninja Council series and follows the adventures of Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura...
Nathan Never is 2D (with many parallax scrolling layers) side-scrolling run and gun arcade game, based on Italian comics series...
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Atari 8-bit (1994)
Naturix is a platform game mixed with an adventure game. Player has to find four boxes and a navigation tool....
Navjet is a side-scrolling arcade game where you fly an attack aircraft to defend against enemy aircraft and naval force...
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