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.
The planet Zargon is under attack from an alien invasion and you have been tasked to fly your craft and...
Commodore 64 (1983)
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Commodore 64 (1988)
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This shoot 'em up won the ShmupDev 2006 contest to write a horizontally-scrolling shooter with bosses. From the title and...
Game Boy Advance (2005)
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PlayStation 2 (2004)
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PlayStation 2 (2005)
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Commodore 64 (1984)
You are a Psi Warrior and you have been sent to an abandoned military silo to find and destroy the...
Psyche Metal THE BLEEDING is a bullet hell horror shoot 'em up, and a sequel to a series of games...
Psycho Dream is a side-scrolling action game with light platforming elements, similar in style to Valis games, though less story-driven....
SEGA Master System (1989)
Psycho Fox is a platform game where you play a fox and you must get through seven worlds, consisting of...
Psycho-Nics Oscar is a 2D platform-shooting game. The player controls a powerful mecha (giant Japanese robot), named Oscar. He fights...
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