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.
Commodore 64 (1986)
The task of de-bugging mega-chips for the Igos Transputer Company has fallen to you. Intelligent bugs are appearing and you...
Rooster II is a 2D side-scrolling shooter. The player's task is to annihilate an Eastern European terrorist group intending to...
Your saucer has crashed and broken into three pieces. Find all three pieces so you can go home.Roswell's 66th Anniversary...
In Rotten the player helps a little boy after Christmas who is very unsatisfied of what he got. The player...
RS-2 is a side scrolling shooter, single player, with power-ups and large end-level bosses. Each level (or "act" as the...
Game Boy (1991), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1988), SEGA Master System (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), TurboGrafx-16 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1988), TurboGrafx CD (1991), MSX (1988), Amstrad CPC (1989), J2ME (2007), Wii (2006), iPhone (2010), Android (2011), PC-88 (1988), iPad (2013), Nintendo 3DS (2014), Sharp X68000 (1989), Arcade (1987) and Ouya (2014)
R-Type is a side scrolling shoot 'em up best known for its extremely tough and strategic gameplay. You control the...
A mysterious alien race called the Bydo have begun a war with mankind and after losing waves after waves of...
Xbox 360 (2009)
R-Type Dimensions combines R-Type and R-Type II in one package. Both shoot-em-ups are exact ports from their arcade versions. New...
Game Boy Color (1999)
As the pilot of the R-9 space fighter, you're mankind's last hope of destroying the vicious Bydo Empire before they...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
In R-Type Final, your enemy is the Bydo, an evil (and living) weapon capable of reproducing itself. Humanity has fought...
R-Type Leo is a arcade 2D side-scrolling shmup, the fourth game in the R-Type series. Rather than the fight against...
It's the storm to end all storms! Cold, wind, blowing snow - all conspiring to ruin that most magical of...
Ruff Rogers has lost his marbles - in the literal sense of the small round balls used to play a...
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