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.
Commodore 64 (1985)
In Outlaws you play a wild west hero called Lone Rider. The game takes place on the prairie, and in...
Atari 2600 (1983)
This is an obstacle race in a space ship. The ship controls in a rather Asteroids-like way, in that you...
DOS (1991), Windows (2006), Windows 3.x (1994), SNES (1992), Genesis (1992), Jaguar (2013), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), 3DO (1994), Apple IIgs (1992), Symbian (2005), Zodiac (2007) and Macintosh (1993)
A young physics professor named Lester conducts a particle experiment. Suddenly, something goes wrong, a lightning strikes, and in a...
Over Horizon is a side-scrolling shooter in which the player has to guide a spaceship through various levels and destroy...
Overkill is a Mortal Kombat-esque fighting game featuring human, alien, and robot characters in a futuristic/space setting. The characters and...
Overkill is 2D side-scrolling shooter, similar to Defender or Strike Force . The story is typical for sci-fi games -...
Amiga CD32 (1993)
This CD contains two shoot 'em ups. The games are:Overkill - a Defender clone Lunar-CLunar-C is unique in that it...
Commodore 64 (1984)
In this game, players control Ozzy who was forced to land his spaceship on a planet after it ran out...
Amstrad CPC (1986)
As a diver you explore the calm waters of the Pacific in a search of hidden treasures. Starting at the...
Packrat is a sidescrolling game in which you collect the coins or buttons and get points. There is a multiplayer...
This side-scrolling platform game was designed to teach children with juvenile diabetes how to take care of their condition to...
Lynx (1991), Amiga (1989), NES (1985), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1988), TurboGrafx-16 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1988), Sharp X68000 (1994), Wii U (2014) and Arcade (1984)
Pac-Land is a side-scrolling 1-2 player game with a cartoony feel to it. Now equipped with arms, face, and legs,...
Nintendo 3DS (2013)
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures is a 2.5D side-scrolling platform game based on the 2013 animated TV series of the...
Nintendo 3DS (2011)
Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions is a compilation of six games including: Pac-Man Galaga Pac-Man: Championship Edition Galaga LegionsAs well as...
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- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman Legends
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
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- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
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- 3.38 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
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Games must have at least 1 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.