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.
In Pirate Launch, the player controls a pirate ship which is launched from a cannon towards a desert island where...
The watery world of Mer is threatened by the deadly Dark Water. Prince Ren and his companions must find the...
Dark Water is slowly taking over the world of Mer. With his last words, King Primus tells his son, Prince...
Game Boy Advance (2006)
Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest is a swashbuckling sidescroller for the Game Boy Advance, based on the...
Pirates PlundArrr is a side-scrolling beat em' up fantasy adventure game wherein you play as a pirate plundering the land...
How deep can you go? In Pitfall you manoeuvre your ship down a seemingly neverending shaft while avoiding the rock...
Game Boy Color (1998)
Pitfall: Beyond the Jungle is a side-scrolling platformer in which the player controls Pitfall Henry Jr. who discovered a portal...
Game Boy Advance (2004)
Pitfall: The Lost Expedition on GBA is an original Pitfall game loosely associated with the PS2, Xbox and GameCube game...
Xbox 360 (2009)
Pixel the Cat has gotten bored, and decides to leave the house and head off for the city to meet...
Xbox 360 (2010)
"Lost on a far away planet... Thank God I brought my gun!"Pixelkiller is a deliberately retro-style action platformer where the...
The PixelShip is a popular toy in the year 2079! A battery powered two-foot long spaceship provides for hours of...
Pixelships Retro is the sequel to PixelShips. In this retro-themed game, the player chooses one of 160 different ships and...
A pizza delivery guy is in love with a girl named Betty. He's going about his careless job, delivering in...
The colonization of space goes well, but there are not enough humans to do all the work. So scientists engineered...
Atari 8-bit (1987)
Planet Attack is a side-scrolling shooter where the player pilots the space ship Star Eagle. The game takes place in...
Dragon 32/64 (1983)
Planet Invasion is a straight-forward Defender clone. As in the original, you patrol a horizontally scrolling landscape infested with Praetorian...
Game Boy Advance (2001)
Based on the series of 1960's movies that starred legendary actors such as Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell, the player...
Atari 2600 (1982)
You are on patrol to find and destroy enemy fuel depots.Your ship flies to the left, while you control you...
Apple II (1983)
In Plasmania, you are a microscopic ship traveling through your patient's bloodstream destroying viruses and pathogens. Be careful though! Every...
Commodore 64 (1987)
Command has sent you to explore what you thought was a deserted empire colony. Unfortunately, they questioned your loyalty and...
Atari 8-bit (1990)
Planet Plastron is the last remaining source of fossil fuels. As Omni-Corp has been mining it exclusively for 500 years,...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 95 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- 94 Cave Story
- 93 Wizball
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 5.00 2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
- 5.00 aliEnd (2012)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.