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Side-Scrolling

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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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Rear Guard TRS-80 Front Cover

Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), TRS-80 (1982) and TRS-80 CoCo (1983)

A side-scrolling space shooting game, a bit like Defender, in which you must blast enemy drones and their missiles before...

Rebel Charge at Chickamauga Commodore 64 Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1987) and Atari 8-bit (1987)

Rebel Charge at Chickamauga is a tactical simulation of the South's last major offensive thrust during the American Civil War....

Amiga (2011)

Rebel: G24 Solar System is a science-fiction real time strategy inspired by Dune II. The action takes place in the...

DOS (1996)

The planet Ranax is under attack from the evil Maaron empire. The last Ranaxian soldier must find and use a...

Re-Bounder Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987)

Bounder is back! Again your in control of an tennis ball, that bounces and bounces and bounces... This time you...

Red Baron Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006)

In this side-scrolling 2D fighting brawler, players control Red Baron, an armoured knight that was originally designed for the RPG...

Browser (2004)

Red Beard on Gold Hunt is a side-scrolling platform puzzle game. The goal of each level is to reach the...

DOS (1994)

This is the first game in the Redcat series. It's very different from the later educational Redcat games aimed at...

DOS (1995)

This is the second Redcat game, similar to the first one. In this game, princess Dana has been kidnapped and...

Arcade (1996)

Red Earth is a 2D fighting arcade game, with the action taking place in an alternative 14th century, or a...

Windows (2002)

The player controls Red Beard, a running, jumping, and slicing protagonist on a mission to rescue innocent Junior from Fred...

Red Heat Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Red Heat is based on the Walter Hill film of the same name, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Belushi. You...

Red Johnson's Chronicles PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Windows (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Red Johnson's Chronicles is an installment in a series of adventure games taking place in the "noir" atmosphere of Metropolis...

RedLynx Trials 2: Second Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

RedLynx Trials 2: Second Edition is essentially a physics-based simulation of motorcycle trial, in vein not dissimilar to Elasto Mania....

DOS (1985)

Based on events from the Robotech animated series, the crustacean Invid have invaded the Earth and set up a base...

Relaxator Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1995)

Relaxator is a side-scrolling space shooter. As a spaceship pilot the player must patrol the area of the planet Cormos,...

SNES (1995)

Multidirectionally scrolling action shooter. The main character runs through science fiction scenarios blasting away everything that moves. Starting with only...

Rendezvous: A Space Shuttle Flight Simulation Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1982)

This real-time 3-D flight simulator puts you at the controls of an advanced Enterprise Class Space Shuttle. Your mission is...

Renegade DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), NES (1987), Atari ST (1988), SEGA Master System (1993), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1989), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Wii (2008), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Wii U (2014) and Arcade (1986)

This is the scrolling beat 'em up by Technos which started the Kunio / Nekketsu High series. The original takes...

Renegade III: The Final Chapter Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Renegade 3 was the third and last in the Imagine's series, based on the original coin-op by Taito. The hero's...

TurboGrafx CD (1995)

Renny Blaster is a beat-em-up in which the player can choose to control either the paranormal private investigator Fujiro Yarai,...

Ren & Stimpy in Robin Höek Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

Ren & Stimpy in Robin Höek is based off of a skit of the Ren & Stimpy Show, retelling the...

Ren & Stimpy's Crazy Cannon Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

Ren & Stimpy's Crazy Cannon showcases the characters from the TV show, Ren Höek and Stimpson J. Cat. The goal...

The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckeroo$! NES Front Cover

SNES (1995) and NES (1993)

Stimpy invents the Gametron 5000 Moneymaker which is the first video game machine in the world that rewards the player...

Game Boy (1992)

Captain's log the year 400 billion... Commander Ren Hoek and Cadet Stimpy are on day 675 of a 9999 day...

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