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 (1988)
Side scrolling shoot-em-up featuring a jumping buggy-like craft fighting aliens across eight levels. With your spaceship in parts scattered across...
Scram 20 is a Scramble clone for the VIC-20.Fly a small spaceship through a system of caves, guarded by missiles....
Scram - 81 is a clone of the arcade game Scramble which is viewed from the side with the screen...
Scramble is a horizontal side view shooter where the screen scrolls from left to right constantly. You control a spaceship...
In this straightforward shooter you control gun and you have to shoot as many eggs as possible. There are two...
This is a collaboration between Mark Essen (messhof) and Jonatan Söderström (cactus) to create two games independently from each other,...
Nintendo DS (2009)
Scribblenauts is a side-scrolling action game based on puzzles. The goal is to have the character Maxwell overcome obstacles by...
The name says it all: an early, proof-of-concept side-scrolling platform game exercise. The player controls a little man who moves...
Scubaman's Quest is a single-player, shareware, side-scrolling game. The object is to guide Scuba man to collect treasure and other...
Your father had located the sunken remains of the Barbarosa, one of the last terrible pirate ships to sail in...
SEGA Saturn (1997)
You play the game as Scud, a "disposable assassin", who has been hired to take out a target in the...
Game Gear (1995)
SD Gundam Winner's History is a turn-based strategy game, with some action elements, part of Gundam franchise.Player controls a small...
The SD Gashapon Warriors live peacefully in their home, SD Nation, until one day a mysterious UFO appeared in the...
Atari 2600 (1983)
A fast-paced shooting game that has you in control of a fighter jet named the Sea Hawk, blasting away at...
This game is a lot harder then it looks.The player takes off from your aircraft carrier looking for stranded airmen...
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