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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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Savage DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Savage contains three different parts, each with its own style. You can play all three, but to get more than...

Savage Arena Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Savage Arena is a futuristic handball game, funded by local crime lords for amusement. The game is violent, fast and...

Neo Geo (1995), Neo Geo CD (1995), Wii (2011) and Arcade (1995)

The evil King Lion has crowned himself as the master of Fuun-Ken, a new style of martial arts that includes...

Supervision (1992)

Scaffolder is a block puzzle game. Each puzzle consists of a set of blocks, which must be disassembled so that...

Scare Bear Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987)

Fred Bear has decided to have a cheese sandwich for his supper. Eating it has made Fred tired, so he...

MSX (1986)

In this basic horizontal shooter you have to defend the earth from an alien invasion. Just blast your way through...

Windows (1999)

Gone fishing!Do you like to fish for more than just bass or a few fresh water fish? Do you want...

Scarygirl Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Scarygirl is a platformer based on the franchise designed by Nathan Jurevicius, which was also adapted into a line of...

Scarygirl Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Scarygirl is a 2.5D side-scrolling platform game based on the franchise designed by Nathan Jurevicius, which was also adapted into...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Ex-football star and adventure Harry Johns has become stranded on Dr. Graves' island with his girlfriend Conny. Graves is a...

S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team NES Front Cover

NES (1990), Wii (2011), Nintendo 3DS (2014) and Wii U (2014)

In a humorous take on the eighties' sci-fi judgment day films, you play as either one of two cyborgs, Arnold...

PC-88 (1988)

The inhabitants of the planet Rhea are being terrorized by a mysterious organization known as Hell Stones. To save his...

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Scooby-Doo 2 starts your story of Scooby and the gang at a museum where they are donating masks and costumes...

Scooby-Doo!: Phantom of the Knight Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

In Scooby-Doo: Phantom of the Knight, Scooby, Shaggy, and the rest of the gang have an encounter with a fireball...

Scooby-Doo!: Unmasked Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005)

Fred and the Gang aim to visit Fred's cousin Jed at the Monstrous Fright and Magic (MFM) movie special effects...

Amiga (1993)

This game could easily be disregarded as just yet another Scorched Earth clone. But with the improved graphics and sound...

Commodore 64 (1988)

The Scorpion battle machine is a new anti-terrorist device. Scorpion is being tested in a simulated refinery sabotage scenario. You...

The Scorpion King: Sword of Osiris Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

A platform adventure based on the world and characters of the movie The Scorpion King. Mathayus (The Scorpion King) must...

Sharp X68000 (1991)

Scorpius is a horizontally scrolling shoot-em-up in which the player can choose to control one of the three available spaceships...

Commodore 64 (1988)

The planet LRV 1168 is registering high levels of toxic gases released by underwater tunnels. You and a friend mount...

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Scott Pilgrim is in love with Ramona Flowers. There's just one problem: she has seven evil exes who must be...

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game - Knives Chau Add-On Pack PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Knives Chau Add-On Pack is an expansion for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game. It includes: Knives Chau as...

Scout Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988)

Side scrolling shoot-em-up featuring a jumping buggy-like craft fighting aliens across eight levels. With your spaceship in parts scattered across...

VIC-20 (1983)

Scram 20 is a Scramble clone for the VIC-20.Fly a small spaceship through a system of caves, guarded by missiles....

ZX81 (1983)

Scram - 81 is a clone of the arcade game Scramble which is viewed from the side with the screen...

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