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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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Rusty PC-98 Front Cover

PC-98 (1993)

Hundreds of years ago, the ruler of Transylvania, a man by the name of Monte Carlo, was sealed away by...

Ruzafa's Nightmare Android Front Cover

Windows (2014), Android (2014) and Ouya (2014)

Ruzafa's Nightmare is free 2.5D indie beat 'em up with cartoon graphics. The player controls a painter, who must fight...

Rygar NES Front Cover

NES (1987) and Arcade (1987)

This version of Rygar is quite different from the arcade original and its ports, though it shares the same basic...

Rygar Lynx Front Cover

Lynx (1990), SEGA Master System (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Wii (2009), Sharp X68000 (1994), PlayStation 4 (2014) and Arcade (1986)

An evil being known as Ligar is about to conquer the land of Argool. Such is his power that no...

Rygar: The Legendary Adventure PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002), PlayStation 3 (2012) and Wii (2009)

This is a 3D-based sequel to Rygar, a Tecmo title which was successful in the arcades and on many home...

Saban's Iznogoud DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (1997) and PlayStation (1998)

You are the Grand Vizier Iznogoud, whose one and only aim is to depose the Caliph of Baghdad and become...

Game Boy Advance (2001)

The color costumed team of teen heroes travels through both space and time to thwart occurrences of evil throughout history...

Saban's Power Rangers: Time Force Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

In Saban's Power Rangers: Time Force the forces of evil have travelled back in time and are looting treasures from...

Game Boy Color (2001)

Power Rangers: Time Force for the Game Boy Color is a platformer based on the 2001 version of the long-running...

Saban's VR Troopers Game Gear Front Cover

Genesis (1995) and Game Gear (1995)

Saban's VR Troopers is based on the TV show of the same name and is made by the same company...

Saber Marionette J: Battle Sabers (Doki Doki Otomebako) PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

This is a limited edition package of Saber Marionette J: Battle Sabers which includes the game and a few bonus...

ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

The game develops the eventful journeys that a popular singer -Sabrina- must suffer to be able to be transferred from...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Potion Commotion is a 2D side-scrolling action/adventure based on the popular TV series. The player, with...

Sack Smash 2001 Browser Front Cover

Browser (2001)

Sack Smash 2001 is one of Dan Paladin's, who is responsible for games such as Dad 'n Me and Alien...

Sacred Citadel Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Sacred Citadel is a 2.5D brawler set in the Sacred universe. The game takes inspiration from classic brawlers such as...

Windows (2006)

Sacred Gear is a side view multiplayer action game with emphasis on game play in both free-for-all and team play...

Sagaia Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990), SEGA Saturn (1996), SEGA Master System (1992), TurboGrafx CD (1993), Wii (2009) and Arcade (1989)

Long time ago, the planet of Darius went into ruin but Proco and Tiat of Darius gave birth to a...

Sai Combat Amstrad CPC Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Sai Combat features real-life combat, in the Japanese style of Sai Karate AKA Kendo. The difference from standard karate is...

Saint Dragon Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), TurboGrafx-16 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990) and Arcade (1989)

Cyborg Monsters have taken over the galaxy, reducing race after race into slavery. Being designed by man these beings have...

Saint Seiya: Ōgon Densetsu NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

The game is based on the animé series Saint Seiya and follows the adventures of its main hero who bears...

Saint Seiya: Ōgon Densetsu - Kanketsu Hen NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

Another game based on the animé series Saint Seiya. The animé (and the game) tells the story of the noble...

NES (1988)

An adaption of Wonder Boy in Monster Land for the Famicom. This version of that game now has its setting...

Game Boy (1990)

A one-on-one fighting game based on the manga of the same name. The game puts you in the shoes of...

Salamander Deluxe Pack Plus PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

Salamander Deluxe Pack Plus is a compilation featuring ported versions of the arcade classic Salamander, its westernized port Life Force,...

Samurai-Ghost Wii Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1992) and Wii (2007)

Samurai-Ghost is the sequel to the Japan-only Genpei Tōma Den. You start the game as the undead ronin Kagekiyo, who...

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