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.
Retardo and the Iron Golem is a short point-and-click adventure game, in which players must guide Retardo, a retarded knight...
Nintendo DS (2007)
Arino wants to be the greatest gamer in the world, but he's continually defeated by his friends at every new...
Commodore 64 (1989)
You are from the planet Choom in the Thwok solar system, which is under threat from a group of seven...
Atari ST (1993)
The Return of Jusse is a game set on the planet Vainox where you have to rescue survivors from a...
Game Boy Color (2001)
Return of the Ninja is a side-scrolling platformer with stealth elements set in Japan. On a day when Tsukikage and...
Someone is trying to destroy the earth's oceans. As you are an expert on deep-sea diving and underwater combat, it's...
In this long-awaited continuation of the Dark Castle series, you are Bryant, nephew of Prince Duncan who never returned from...
In Reus the player (presumably a planet) controls four giants to help shape the planet and its human inhabitants. These...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
Set in the mythical world of ancient Japan, players take on the role of ninja warrior Shinobi. To free the...
Revival Xanadu is a remake of Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II.The remake distinguishes itself with the more detailed, graphically more advanced...
Revival Xanadu II: Remix is a remake of Xanadu: Scenario 2.The remake is done using graphics and engine identical to...
This game comes at you with a Fantastic Voyage tale of a microsurgeon miniaturized to a near-microscopic scale in order...
Game Boy Color (2002)
Rhino has eaten one too many peppers, and now his mouth is burning with flame. The only way to stop...
Richard Scarry's Best Neighborhood Disc Ever! is an edutainment title for children based on a book by Richard Scarry. In...
Richard Scarry's Busiest Neighborhood Disc Ever! is an edutainment title for young children that is based on a book by...
Richie the Gnome: Underground Treasures is a fast-paced running game with a static 2D-interface. At the top of the game...
Colonel Dahar, leader of the Mars Imperial Army, has brought his forces to attack Earth, seeking to take the remains...
Commodore 64 (1988)
An insectoid race travels the galaxy and colonizes uninhabited and long dead planets. Force shields were created to protect their...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
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- 95 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Super Mario World
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- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- 94 Cave Story
- 93 Wizball
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- 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)
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