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)
Popeye 2 is a side-scrolling platform game in which the player plays as Popeye. The player can walk in all...
Game Boy Advance (2005)
While going out for a walk one day, Popeye and Olive Oyl were harassed by Bluto once again. Sick of...
Porky Pig ventures to Dry Gultch Haunted Theme Park and while staying there, falls asleep. He dreams up a nightmare,...
As the Newgrounds Flash Portal is flooded every day with hundreds of flash movies and games, someone has to sort...
Game Boy Color (2001)
In Portal Runner you assume the role of the bow and arrow wielding Vikki G. Thinking she was investigating a...
SEGA Master System (1988)
In Poseidon Wars 3-D, you have just entered the navy as a cadet and you must make your way up...
In a post-apocalyptic future, robots have finally conquered over the humans. However, in their calculations they left out one crucial...
Game Boy Advance (2007)
Postman Pat and the Greendale Rocket is based on the famous TV cartoon series about happy and friendly Postman Pat...
P.O.W. is the second light-gun game for the Commodore Amiga similar in style to Operation Wolf. The premise is to...
Powder is a sidescrolling "shmup" for the Amiga, made in a slightly cartoonish style much like many shooters for the...
Christmas Eve, 2200.The Delta Foundation has just finished the development of a cyborg unit which represents a new generation of...
Chaos ensues in the year 2191 as something goes wrong with the master computer that controls the entire planet. Player's...
Power Factor is an action-platformer starring the single campily-named hero, Redd Ace, fighting alien creatures known as the Ceegarians from...
The player is put in the role of Bruno, an anthropomorphic pig who has the task to defend his land...
Commodore 64 (1988)
Powerplay Hockey is a ice hockey game concentrating on the game between the USA and the USSR. Before starting the...
Game Boy Color (2000)
Blossom, the leader of The Powerpuff Girls, must locate the evil Mojo Jojo in the city of Townsville. Players must...
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