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.
You're a cowboy fighting off the Slymoids with your gun. They're coming in from the horizon and from the sky....
Xbox 360 (2006)
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Game Boy (1998)
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Game Boy (1991)
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Neo Geo Pocket Color (2000)
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Atari 2600 (1983)
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The Silly Sports are being held in it's traditional home of Italy and Snoopy, from the Peanuts comic strips, will...
The player must take control of a yeti and guide him through twenty side-scrolling platform levels that take place in...
The player here controls a little snow mouse, frantically walking backwards atop a ball of snow that doesn't start out...
Follow the further story of Snow White after the evil Queen's death. Her brother Lord Maliss, who can take the...
One of the first games produced in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Sobor is a beat-em-up featuring...
Atari 8-bit (1982)
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
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- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- 94 Cave Story
- 93 Wizball
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
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- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
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- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
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