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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Pyjamarama ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984), Amstrad CPC (1984), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Wally Week has become trapped inside one of his own nightmares, and is in danger of failing to wake up...

CD-i (1996)

Pyramid Adventures: Episode 1 - Treasures of the Lost Pyramid is the first and only part in the Pyramid Adventures...

Genesis (1991)

Pyramid Magic is a platform puzzle game that casts the player as a young explorer seeking a treasure hidden deep...

Genesis (1991)

Pyramid Magic II is a direct continuation of the first game. In the final room of the first title, the...

Genesis (1991)

Pyramid Magic III is the final title in the Pyramid Magic series of puzzle adventure games, and picks up right...

Genesis (1991)

Want more Pyramid Magic? Pyramid Magic Special eschews the rather thin story of the series and simply offers more puzzles...

Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

You are a pilot of a Q10 Tankbuster and you have been sent to various war zones to destroy enemy...

DOS (1990)

Qi Xiao Quan is a Taiwanese-made action game based on the Japanese manga Ranma ½. The protagonist is a teenager...

ZX80 (1981) and ZX81 (1981)

QS Defender is a side scrolling shooter that although it is inspired by it, lacks many features of the arcade...

ZX81 (1982)

QS Scramble is a clone of the arcade game Scramble. It's a side-scrolling shooter where the player controls a space...

ZX81 (2014)

Quack! is a clone of the mobile game Flappy Bird for the ZX81 computer. The gameplay is the same as...

QuackShot starring Donald Duck Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991)

QuackShot starring Donald Duck is a steady Disney run-and-jump platformer, with a little puzzle-solving element. Characters are mostly based on...

VIC-20 (1983)

Quadrant takes place on the planet of Synlac, that is attacked by aliens. The planet is split into four quadrants,...

Commodore 64 (1984)

In this game, players controls a droid that has to collect mushrooms from eight hazardous caves. Some planning is required...

Quartet SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Arcade (1986)

Your job is to basically find the end-of-level boss, and then defeat it to obtain the key that will open...

Amiga (1989)

Quasar is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up where the player's task is to retrieve the stolen Eye of Quasar....

Quasimodo Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

A hunchback atop a wall, minding his own business, is advanced upon by a man in armour climbing up a...

Quattro Adventure NES Front Cover Aladdin compact cartridge version

NES (1993)

Quattro Adventure features four action games on one cartridge.- Boomerang Kid: It's a little known fact that boomerangs don't actually...

PC-98 (1993)

The Queen of Duellist Gaiden is a follow-up to The Queen of Duellist. The game does not offer a new...

PC-98 (1994)

The Queen of Duellist Gaiden α allows the players to select any of the fighters from either The Queen of...

Sharp X68000 (1994)

The Queen of Duellist Gaiden α+ is a versus fighting game. It's an update to Gaiden α and features the...

The Queen of Duellist PC-98 Front Cover

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1993)

The Queen of Duellist is an erotic all-female versus fighting game. In the story mode the player takes control of...

Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and Windows 3.x (1993)

Shadows of Darkness is the fourth Quest for Glory game. It is a journey into the land of Mordavia -...

Game Gear (1994) and SEGA Master System (1995)

Ren and Stimpy just found a pair of hooves which belong to the great Shaven Yak, who lost them in...

The Quest of Agravain Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992)

A long time ago, Lord Agravain roamed the land of Riva in his quest for the Elixir of Youth, the...

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