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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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SEGA Saturn (1997) and Arcade (1997)

Rabbit is a 2D fighting game, with cartoonish colorful graphics. The game has 8 playable characters - Wu Ling (Rabbit),...

TurboGrafx-16 (1990) and Arcade (1987)

The royal family of Bunnyland was kidnapped by monsters and the player has to save them by beating all six...

NES (1992)

Race America is a 2-car cross-country racing game. Either 2 players can compete on the same screen, or the computer...

Race Mania DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Race Mania brings you fast and furious 3D action racing. In this racing game there is no such thing as...

Camputers Lynx (1983)

Racer is a side scrolling racing game. The player is the driver of a red car which has to be...

NES (1988), MSX (1987), Wii (2009) and Arcade (1987)

The game tells another story in Ninja-kun series. This time it’s a platform game with some twists. There are two...

Radar Mission Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Radar Mission is mostly a Battleship board game clone with two game modes. The first is very recognizable, with a...

Radical Rex SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994), Genesis (1994) and SEGA CD (1994)

Radical Rex is a fire-breathing Tyrannosaurus on a skateboard who has to save the dinosaur race under the spell of...

Radius Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Radius is a horizontal scrolling space shoot-em-up in the style of C64 classic Delta. Play a starpilot and take control...

Rad Ramp Racer Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Players race against the computer or another player in three courses, performing jumps and collecting tokens under two minutes, using...

Atari 2600 (1982)

In Raft Rider you are floating down a river on a raft made out of logs. Your goal is to...

Rag Doll Kung Fu (Black Belt Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This edition of Rag Doll Kung Fu is that same as the regular version but includes exclusive skins and a...

Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2009)

Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic is a PS3 party-fighting game based on the original 2005 Windows title Rag...

Neo Geo (2002) and Arcade (2002)

Rage of the Dragons is 2D tag team fighting game. This game originally was supposed to be a sequel of...

The Rage Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

The Rage is a beat'em up based on old classic games such as Final Fight and Streets of Rage. The...

Commodore 64 (1985)

Rags to Riches may be called a "bum simulator", in that it lets you live life as a bum trying...

Raid 2020 NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

It's the year 2020 and the Earth is under control of the evil druglord Pit Bull and his multitude of...

Amiga (1989)

Raider is a Thrust variant. The player controls a space ship over planet surfaces with the goal to pick up...

ZX81 (1983)

Raider is a Scramble clone that has you flying over the surface of a planet before flying through a cavern...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Evil Dr Smenk has attacked and conquered the planet Daikon and made all the inhabitants slaves and transported them to...

Rainbow Dragon Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988)

Players control the Rainbow Dragon who is desperately trying to get out of the cave system. To do this, they...

Genesis (1990), FM Towns (1992) and Arcade (1988)

Rainbow Islands Extra is a conversion of the classic Taito coin-op Rainbow Islands. Included on the cartridge are conversions of...

Rainbow Rapture Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and Windows Phone (2013)

Rainbow has had enough of humanity. It's time for a new start and a clean slate. Humanity must die! In...

Rainbow Warrior Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989) and Commodore 64 (1989)

Named after the Greenpeace ship that was sunk in the 1980's, this was an environmentally themed game. There were seven...

Browser (2009)

Rain of Arrows is the third of three web games to promote the release of Mini Ninjas. The player has...

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