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 (1991)
The Punisher: Ultimate Payback is essentially a lightgun game, though obviously, you can't actually use a lightgun on Game Boy....
Punishment: The Punishing is the sequel to Punishment. It is a masochistic platformer where the player is constantly punished for...
Punk Shot takes up to four players to downtown NYC for some two-on-two street basketball, no referee, no rules. The...
Punky Skunk is a side scrolling platformer where the titular skunk has to rescue his friends from a mad wolf...
Nintendo 3DS (2011)
Pushmo is a puzzle game in the vain of titles such as ChuChu Rocket! or Picross 3D in that it...
Join Pero as he travels through time to defeat the evil Count Gruemon in this platform-hoping, side-scrolling shooter adventure! Visit...
ZX Spectrum (1999)
Pussy: Love Story from Titanic is a single player game which contains platform and falling brick puzzle solving elements. Gameplay...
Putt-Putt is a lovable little purple convertible with a go-getting attitude who always helps his friends! Join him as he...
The sequel to Pee & Gity Special (with the titular hero's name deliberately spelled in a less unsavory fashion) continues...
Pyramid Adventures: Episode 1 - Treasures of the Lost Pyramid is the first and only part in the Pyramid Adventures...
Pyramid Magic is a platform puzzle game that casts the player as a young explorer seeking a treasure hidden deep...
Pyramid Magic II is a direct continuation of the first game. In the final room of the first title, the...
Pyramid Magic III is the final title in the Pyramid Magic series of puzzle adventure games, and picks up right...
Want more Pyramid Magic? Pyramid Magic Special eschews the rather thin story of the series and simply offers more puzzles...
Qi Xiao Quan is a Taiwanese-made action game based on the Japanese manga Ranma ½. The protagonist is a teenager...
QS Scramble is a clone of the arcade game Scramble. It's a side-scrolling shooter where the player controls a space...
Quack! is a clone of the mobile game Flappy Bird for the ZX81 computer. The gameplay is the same as...
QuackShot starring Donald Duck is a steady Disney run-and-jump platformer, with a little puzzle-solving element. Characters are mostly based on...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 95 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Three Weeks in Paradise
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman Legends
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
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- 5.00 2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ (2004)
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- 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)
- 3.38 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
- 5.00 aliEnd (2012)
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