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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Psychosomnium Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2010) and Browser (2011)

Psychosomnium is an experiment in illogical puzzles or dream world logic. You'll play the game trying to figure out how...

Windows (2011)

Psycho Waluigi is an unlicensed freeware game made by Thunder Dragon starring Nintendo's character Waluigi as he tries to take...

Windows (2010)

Puddle is a short, physics-based puzzle game where the player controls a puddle of fluid. It is developed by a...

Puddle Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012), Macintosh (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012), iPhone (2013), Android (2012), iPad (2013), PS Vita (2012), Wii U (2012), PlayStation 4 (2014) and Ouya (2013)

Puddle is a reworked version of the 2010 student game of the same name largely by the original team. Just...

Puggsy Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993), Amiga (1994) and SEGA CD (1993)

Puggsy is a platform game with a combination of action and puzzle-solving elements. You control the the creature Puggsy, who...

PlayStation (1997), SEGA Saturn (1997), FM Towns (1994) and Arcade (1991)

Pu-Li-Ru-La is a psychedelic side-scrolling arcade beat 'em up set in the magical land of Radishland. As the story goes,...

Amiga (1997)

Pulsar is a side scrolling shoot 'em up similar to R-Type. As a fighter pilot the player moves constantly in...

Thomson TO (1986) and Thomson MO (1984)

Borrowing heavily from the arcade game Scramble, Pulsar 2 is a side scrolling shooter that puts you in charge of...

Pulsarius Windows Front Cover Double Games release

Windows (2004)

The Pulsarius planet system has been attacked by alien forces, and you know what, you've been asked to protect the...

Pulseman Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1994) and Wii (2009)

Pulseman is an electric hero who was created to fight cyber crime. Combat the galaxy gang throughout 7 stages with...

Pulstar Linux Front Cover

Linux (2016), Windows (2016), Neo Geo (1995), Neo Geo CD (1995), Macintosh (2016), Wii (2012), Browser (2016) and Arcade (1995)

An alien threat looms over the galaxy and only you and your trusty star fighter can defeat them.Pulstar is a...

Puma Street Soccer Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and PlayStation (1999)

Puma Street Soccer is a 4-on-4 football game, based on Puma's own version of indoor football. The field is small,...

The Punisher DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

When his family was gunned down by gangsters, Frank Castle became The Punisher. As Judge, Jury, and Executioner, The Punisher...

Genesis (1994) and Arcade (1993)

Join Frank Castle's crusade for justice and revenge in this arcade beat 'em up. Based on the Marvel comic of...

The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback! Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991)

The Punisher: Ultimate Payback is essentially a lightgun game, though obviously, you can't actually use a lightgun on Game Boy....

Punishment: The Punishing Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Punishment: The Punishing is the sequel to Punishment. It is a masochistic platformer where the player is constantly punished for...

Arcade (1990)

Punk Shot takes up to four players to downtown NYC for some two-on-two street basketball, no referee, no rules. The...

PlayStation (1996)

Punky Skunk is a side scrolling platformer where the titular skunk has to rescue his friends from a mad wolf...

Pushmo Nintendo 3DS Front Cover 1st version

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Pushmo is a puzzle game in the vain of titles such as ChuChu Rocket! or Picross 3D in that it...

Puss N Boots: Pero's Great Adventure NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

Join Pero as he travels through time to defeat the evil Count Gruemon in this platform-hoping, side-scrolling shooter adventure! Visit...

ZX Spectrum (1999)

Pussy: Love Story from Titanic is a single player game which contains platform and falling brick puzzle solving elements. Gameplay...

Putt-Putt and Pep's Balloon-o-Rama Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (1996), Windows 3.x (1996) and Macintosh (1998)

The game starts with Putt-Putt (the purple car) and Pep (his brown puppy) driving on to the screen with a...

Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Putt-Putt is a lovable little purple convertible with a go-getting attitude who always helps his friends! Join him as he...

Putty Squad Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2014), PlayStation 3 (2013), Nintendo 3DS (2014), PS Vita (2014) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

Putty Squad is a remake of the 1994 SNES game Putty Squad. It has more modern graphics and sound, but...

DOS (1996)

The sequel to Pee & Gity Special (with the titular hero's name deliberately spelled in a less unsavory fashion) continues...

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