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.
Apple II (1987)
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Ski Jump International is a keyboard-controlled ski jumping simulator. Earlier versions of the game are now very obscure, but version...
Skramble is another Scramble clone named Skramble, this time from Rabbit Software. You fly above a coarse landscape filled with...
Commodore 64 (1984)
Skramble is a version of the classic arcade shooter Scramble which has you controlling a ship over seven levels, over...
Skramble! is a version of Scramble for the VIC-20 by Terminal Software. The player has to direct a ship in...
The pirate Sküljagger and his crew hold the island of Westica hostage. Forcing the people who live there to be...
The player will fight as either Red Beard or One Eye through various pirate themed levels, like ships and forts,...
Skullmonkeys is the successor title to The Neverhood, which came out only on PC (and, in Japan, as "Klaymen Klaymen"...
Another game in the Skunny series. This is the original Skunny, a side-scroller in which you must collect various items...
All TV Satellite dishes have been stolen by a horde of crazed Schnozes. Astronauts were sent to the Moon to...
In this game Skunny the squirrel must travel back in time to ancient Rome to stop an evil chef from...
You are a brave squirrel named Skunny. Your mission is to stop the evil, demented Sadman Insane from achieving his...
Skunny has returned once again in another side-scrolling game. The graphics have been somewhat updated over his previous adventures, but...
Arianna, a young sorceress, has been kidnapped by Ashura. Sky has pledged his life to rescuing her. Sky must venture...
Commodore 64 (1985)
You are the pilot of a helicopter and your mission is to explore five levels to find parts to help...
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