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 Realm is one of the first first Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games. Log in and create a characters'...
Rebel: G24 Solar System is a science-fiction real time strategy inspired by Dune II. The action takes place in the...
The planet Ranax is under attack from the evil Maaron empire. The last Ranaxian soldier must find and use a...
Commodore 64 (1987)
Bounder is back! Again your in control of an tennis ball, that bounces and bounces and bounces... This time you...
In this side-scrolling 2D fighting brawler, players control Red Baron, an armoured knight that was originally designed for the RPG...
Red Beard on Gold Hunt is a side-scrolling platform puzzle game. The goal of each level is to reach the...
This is the first game in the Redcat series. It's very different from the later educational Redcat games aimed at...
This is the second Redcat game, similar to the first one. In this game, princess Dana has been kidnapped and...
Red Earth is a 2D fighting arcade game, with the action taking place in an alternative 14th century, or a...
The player controls Red Beard, a running, jumping, and slicing protagonist on a mission to rescue innocent Junior from Fred...
RedLynx Trials 2: Second Edition is essentially a physics-based simulation of motorcycle trial, in vein not dissimilar to Elasto Mania....
Based on events from the Robotech animated series, the crustacean Invid have invaded the Earth and set up a base...
Commodore 64 (1992)
Relaxator is a side-scrolling space shooter. As a spaceship pilot the player must patrol the area of the planet Cormos,...
Multidirectionally scrolling action shooter. The main character runs through science fiction scenarios blasting away everything that moves. Starting with only...
Apple II (1982)
This real-time 3-D flight simulator puts you at the controls of an advanced Enterprise Class Space Shuttle. Your mission is...
DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), NES (1987), Atari ST (1988), SEGA Master System (1993), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1989), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Wii (2008), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Wii U (2014), PlayStation 4 (2015) and Arcade (1986)
This is the scrolling beat 'em up by Technos which started the Kunio / Nekketsu High series. The original takes...
TurboGrafx CD (1995)
Renny Blaster is a beat-em-up in which the player can choose to control either the paranormal private investigator Fujiro Yarai,...
Ren & Stimpy in Robin Höek is based off of a skit of the Ren & Stimpy Show, retelling the...
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