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.
Atari 8-bit (1990)
The player controls a Soviet agent who infiltrated an American base and tries to destroy it. His task is to...
Commodore 64 (1986)
The source of Earth's energy and power is nuclear fission, obtained from a rare mineral called Uranium 235 which was...
Amstrad CPC (1986)
Nuclear Heist is a single player shoot-'em up game.Mankind has abandoned the surface of his polluted planet and now lives...
Nun Chuck is a simplistic game in which you try to shoot a nun as far as possible with a...
Nux is the spiritual successor to the Platypus games where all visual elements were first created in clay and then...
Xbox 360 (2011)
Nyan-Tech is a retro-style platform game where the goal is simply to guide a small cat-girl to collect a key...
In The Oath, the female pilot Atras wants to join a mercenary group but has to pass a test first....
Obocchama-kun is an action game based on the TV anime of the same name (which itself is based on a...
Ocean Commander is a single-player, side-scrolling, arcade style shooter. By 3011 the planet has undergone a series of climactic and...
Oceans Forever is a puzzle game where you are a fish desperately trying to save its son. In every level...
Commodore 64 (1987)
By the year 3897 the Galactic Imperium had conquered almost the entire galaxy. Only the planet Octapolis could resist the...
Oddnose is a side-scrolling platformer starring the titular character, a pink balloon-animal. The goal of the game is to pick...
Game Boy (1998)
In this side scroller, you play as Abe from Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. You have to save the paramites and scrabs...
PlayStation 2 (2007)
Odin Sphere is a side-scrolling action game with RPG elements, featuring a combination of 2D and 3D graphics. The game...
Offroad is an arcade action game in the style of Moon Patrol.You drive a four-wheel-drive truck across a one-dimensional desert....
The player must guide a handcart through a series of obstacles to its destination within a time limit. To power...
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