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.
Acorn 32-bit (1988)
Orion is a side scrolling shooter similar to Defender. Marauding aliens are attacking the player's home planet and it's his...
The Orion Project is a single player space shooter released as shareware.In this game the player controls a space ship...
Orphan Feast is set in London circa 1886. The player controls Creaky Tom, who is hired by Oliver Twisted to...
OSman is a 2D side-scrolling platform beat 'em-up game that puts players in the shoes of an acrobatic martial arts...
Commodore 64 (1987)
The planet Osmium is home to the evil Rexillian Blitztroopers and your mission is to fly over the surface of...
One day, Osomatsu's five brothers went missing. The mischievous Iyami, of course, must be behind this! With great haste, Osomatsu...
In Otocky, players pilot a flying creature throughout eleven horizontal scrolling stages on a mission to collect musical notes. The...
Xbox 360 (2011)
This limited edition includes: Otomedius Excellent Soundtrack disc 68-page art book 2-sided pillowcase
ZX Spectrum (1987)
Exorcism should be good driving out evil. Or so the old benign Wizard was taught as a sprog. But he...
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...
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