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.
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...
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...
In Rescue: The Beagles the player controls animal activist Edwin or Nicole to rescue beagles who were part of a...
Robbers have stolen gold from the bank and dumped it on the roadside. Brum is out to collect the gold...
PlayStation 4 (2013)
Resogun is a side-scrolling voxel based shooter and the spiritual successor to the Stardust games by the same developer. While...
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 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...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
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- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 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)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 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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