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 Dark Horse comic book crossover of the two famous 80s cyborgs spawned various different game adaptations. RoboCop versus The...
Game Boy (1994)
The crossover of the two 80s Action/Sci-Fi franchises comes to the Game Boy in this platform title, based very loosely...
Robodemons tells the tale of Kull, demon king of the Hades underworld. Kull conquered the earth by using a special...
Robot Dinosaurs That Shoot Beams When They Roar is a short shoot-em-up in which two robot dinosaurs land on Earth...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
A classic 2D shooter based on the Robotech license that mixes side-scrolling and forced perspective gameplay. Select from 4 characters...
Atari 8-bit (1989)
Robot Karel is an easy side-scrolling arcade game. The player controls the eponymous robot and has to find a yellow...
ZX Spectrum (1985)
Like all robots on the Androids' planet, SID has a desolate existence of hard work and little pleasure. After a...
Robot Pinball Escape is a platformer by students of the University of Utah. At the start the player selects one...
There exists a prosperous town named Rococo built on all the latest modern conveniences. Living in Rococo is a famous...
Rochard: Soundtrack Edition includes: Rochard Soundtrack in MP3 and FLAC formats Digital art book
With the revival of the old toyline comes a fighting game bearing the same name. Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots...
A fast-paced shoot-em-up for two to four players. Fly through different levels in your small rocket and fight your enemies...
The Rocketeer is based on the 1991 Disney movie of the same name. Nazis are trying to steal an experimental...
Rocket Knight Adventures is the first side-scrolling action game starring Sparkster. He lives in the kingdom of Zebulos, and is...
BBC Micro (1983)
Rocket Raid is a side scrolling shoot 'em up and a variant of Scramble. The player has to fly his...
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