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 (2001)
Side-scrolling shooter, reminiscent of Konami's Parodius. Players take control of all three powerpuff girls who operate as a single unit,...
The PowerPuff Girls from the popular cartoon series on the Cartoon Network get their own game for kids on the...
Game Boy Color (2000)
Buttercup, one of The Powerpuff Girls, must track down the Gangreen Gang in the city of Townsville. Players must explore...
Power-Up is a 2D side-scrolling shoot'em up, like R-Type, Hellfire or Project-X. The player is a pilot of the prototype...
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This is one of the few fighting games that follows the Killer Instinct school of fighting, that is: lots of...
Precision is a freeware side scroller about precision jumping. The player has to jump from rooftop to rooftop (collecting all...
Prehistoric Isle 2 is a 2D side scrolling shooter with dinosaurs. It's a continuation of the SNK shooter franchise started...
Game Boy (1996)
"Me hungry! Me want FOOD!!"You, Sam the caveman, are hungry. You travel through various levels, defeating enemies, to gain yourself...
Game Boy Advance (2006)
Premier Action Soccer is a budget priced title based on the FIFA World Cup 2006 held in Germany, released on...
Premier Soccer is a soccer game where you select a team and try to get them to the final and...
Despite its title Presidential Street Fight 2008 doesn't have any real fist fighting to it, instead the player takes control...
Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon is a 2D side-scrolling beat'em up, based on the anime/manga series Sailor Moon. The game is...
Prigodi Pionerki Kseni (The Adventures of Ksenia the Young Pioneer) is an unofficial stand-alone total conversion of The Adventures of...
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