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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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Rent A Hero Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991) and Wii (2007)

TarĊ Yamada is an average young man who lives in the suburbs with his parents, until one day a strange...

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

A side scrolling shoot 'em up inspired by Defender, but adding much to the concept. You fly across a looping...

Repton 3 Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), BBC Micro (1986) and Electron (1986)

Repton 3 involves retrieving treasure from cleverly constructed traps of falling rocks whilst avoiding the monsters and spirits. Repton is...

Rescate En El Golfo ZX Spectrum Front Cover

DOS (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990) and Amstrad PCW (1990)

The game is classic a beat-'em-up.A Jumbo jet full of passengers is hijacked by Iraqi terrorists and they are threatening...

Rescue from Atlantis MSX Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

The advanced civilization of the planet Somerset built a gigantic exploratory spaceship called Atlantis, and sent it to research the...

Rescue Heroes: Billy Blazes Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

A lightning bolt has ignited out-of-control fires everywhere! Take control of Billy Blazes on an adventure fighting fires in the...

Rescue Pilot Android Front Cover

Android (2012)

In Rescue Pilot you're steering a horizontal-scrolling rescue helicopter to gather casualties and return them to safety. There are several...

Apple II (1984)

Simulated strategic war game players use a helicopter to attack enemy ground and air targets, and give air coverage for...

Rescue: The Beagles Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

In Rescue: The Beagles the player controls animal activist Edwin or Nicole to rescue beagles who were part of a...

Browser (2002)

Robbers have stolen gold from the bank and dumped it on the roadside. Brum is out to collect the gold...

Resogun PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2013)

Resogun is a side-scrolling voxel based shooter and the spiritual successor to the Stardust games by the same developer. While...

Browser (2009)

Restaurant Life is a game similar in concept to Restaurant City. The player takes on the role of a restaurant...

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...

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