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.
PlayStation 3 (2009)
Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic is a PS3 party-fighting game based on the original 2005 Windows title Rag...
The Rage is a beat'em up based on old classic games such as Final Fight and Streets of Rage. The...
Commodore 64 (1985)
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Xbox 360 (2013)
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It's the year 2020 and the Earth is under control of the evil druglord Pit Bull and his multitude of...
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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)
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Commodore 64 (1988)
Players control the Rainbow Dragon who is desperately trying to get out of the cave system. To do this, they...
Rain of Arrows is the third of three web games to promote the release of Mini Ninjas. The player has...
Nintendo 64 (1998)
It was school holidays, and the Twinkle gang of schoolkids sailed to an island where they found a cave with...
You are Rallo Gump, saving the planet GUMP from Mr. Glump Gump the Third and his invading Glumpites.Rescue your fellow...
John Rambo is a Special Forces solder that is currently spending time in military prison, well until Colonel Trautman decides...
Rampage was a simple arcade game. There were three monsters and one goal: Smash stuff. Rampage Through Time, the fourth...
Ranger X was released fairly late in the lifetime of the megadrive. Coming from an unknown developer it was released...
TurboGrafx CD (1990)
Based on the popular manga/anime series of the same name, Ranma 1/2 follows the story of an aspiring martial artist...
A 2D one-on-one fighting game based on the Ranma 1/2 manga series dealing with the adventures of a male martial...
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