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Side-Scrolling

Description

Used 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.
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Retardo and the Iron Golem Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Retardo and the Iron Golem is a short point-and-click adventure game, in which players must guide Retardo, a retarded knight...

Retro Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and PlayStation 2 (2005)

Retro is not a compilation of previously released games, but eight remakes of retro arcade hits with enhanced graphics and...

Retro Game Challenge Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Arino wants to be the greatest gamer in the world, but he's continually defeated by his friends at every new...

Retrograde Commodore 64 Front Cover

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...

Return of the Mutant Camels Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987) and Atari 8-bit (1987)

Jeff Minter's third camel-themed game (after Attack and Revenge) is again a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up, taking place over...

Return of The Ninja Game Boy Color Front Cover

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...

Return to Atlantis Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988)

Someone is trying to destroy the earth's oceans. As you are an expert on deep-sea diving and underwater combat, it's...

Return to Dark Castle Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (2008)

In this long-awaited continuation of the Dark Castle series, you are Bryant, nephew of Prince Duncan who never returned from...

Return to Genesis Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1988) and Atari ST (1988)

Return to Genesis takes place in the Zephyr system where twelve scientists work on secret projects. Of course every bit...

Reus Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

In Reus the player (presumably a planet) controls four giants to help shape the planet and its human inhabitants. These...

Revenge of Defender DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988) and Commodore 64 (1988)

A side scrolling shooter, the object is to defend your colonies from various waves of attacking aliens. Revenge of Defender...

The Revenge of Shinobi Genesis Front Cover

Windows (2012), Genesis (1989), PlayStation 3 (2012), Wii (2009) and Arcade (1989)

In this game, once again you are Shinobi, but this time you're out not to free hostages, but to gain...

The Revenge of Shinobi Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Set in the mythical world of ancient Japan, players take on the role of ninja warrior Shinobi. To free the...

DOS (1994), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and Commodore 64 (1984)

This typically zany Jeff Minter title sets you as a mutated camel, with an optional support one mimicking your moves...

PC-98 (1995)

Revival Xanadu is a remake of Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II.The remake distinguishes itself with the more detailed, graphically more advanced...

PC-98 (1995)

Revival Xanadu II: Remix is a remake of Xanadu: Scenario 2.The remake is done using graphics and engine identical to...

Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

This game comes at you with a Fantastic Voyage tale of a microsurgeon miniaturized to a near-microscopic scale in order...

Rhino Rumble Game Boy Color Front Cover

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! CD-i Front Cover

CD-i (1991)

Richard Scarry's Best Neighborhood Disc Ever! is an edutainment title for children based on a book by Richard Scarry. In...

CD-i (1991)

Richard Scarry's Busiest Neighborhood Disc Ever! is an edutainment title for young children that is based on a book by...

Windows (2012)

Richie the Gnome: Underground Treasures is a fast-paced running game with a static 2D-interface. At the top of the game...

Ridegear Guybrave PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

Colonel Dahar, leader of the Mars Imperial Army, has brought his forces to attack Earth, seeking to take the remains...

PC-88 (1986), PC-98 (1986), Sharp X1 (1986) and FM-7 (1986)

The continent of Riglas is inhabited by two races: Miria and Galt. For years they have been fighting each other...

Rimrunner Commodore 64 Front Cover

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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