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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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Genesis (1994)

Counting Cafe is an educational game based on the popular children's show Sesame Street. The player controls Grover, working as...

Windows (1996) and Windows 3.x (1996)

Get Set To Learn features five fun and challenging educational activities for children 3 and 6. Each activity is presented...

Browser (2009)

Seven is an experimental platformer game set on a planet where where time is put forward using star force. However,...

The Seven Gates of Jambala Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1989) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

The Seven Gates of Jambala is a Jump & Run game. Business with people to come continues, really tough mystery...

The Seven Spirits of Ra DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987)

Osiris was once a pharaoh of the Old Egypt, ruling the land in happiness, as it enjoyed great prosperity. But...

Sexy Parodius PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996) and Arcade (1996)

Sexy Parodius is the fourth game in the series. As one of the members of Parodius Team, you must stop...

SFCave iPhone Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1995), Palm OS (1998), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2009), Android (2009) and Windows Phone (2011)

SFCave is a very simplified cave flyer. The player controls the altitude of a blue ribbon that is constantly moving...

ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

The mission of this game consists in rescuing a princess who has been kidnapped by the evil inhabitants of the...

BREW (2004), J2ME (2004), ExEn (2004) and DoJa (2004)

Shado Fighter is a combat game where you can play one of the 7 characters of the game within 7...

Shadow Blasters Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990)

Humans on Earth have lost their righteous ways. After seeing that this has happened, the Gods have decided to abandon...

Shadow Complex Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Shadow Complex follows the main character Jason Fleming and his girlfriend Claire in their fight against an organization called the...

Shadow Dancer SEGA Master System Front Cover

Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), SEGA Master System (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), Amstrad CPC (1991) and Arcade (1989)

Shadow Dancer is a one-player game in which you control Shinobi. With the help of your dog, you must kill...

Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Genesis (1990) and Wii (2010)

A.D. 1997, New York CityHaving vanquished the evil crime empire, Neo Zeed, the ninja master Shinobi and his combat ninja...

Shadowfax Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1982), ZX Spectrum (1983), VIC-20 (1982) and BBC Micro (1982)

Aiee! An endless stream of Nazgul! Control Gandalf on his great white horse as you zap your way through them....

Shadow Fighter Amiga CD32 Front Cover

Amiga (1994) and Amiga CD32 (1995)

Shadow Fighter was one of the few Mortal Kombat influenced beat 'em ups released for the Amiga. There are 16...

Shadow Knights DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990)

Budō: The Art of Ninja Combat! is a side-scrolling, ninja-themed action game. The protagonist has been trained for twenty years...

Shadow of the Beast Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991), Lynx (1992), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1990), SEGA Master System (1992), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), TurboGrafx CD (1992), Amstrad CPC (1990) and FM Towns (1991)

While very young, Aarbron was kidnapped and enslaved by the Priests of the Beast Lord. He grew up on drugs...

Shadow of the Beast II Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992), Amiga (1990), SEGA CD (1994), Atari ST (1991) and FM Towns (1993)

Essentially a side-on scrolling beat 'em up in the vain of The Way of the Exploding Fist, but with an...

Shadow of the Beast III Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992)

You play Aarbron, and you must again face Maletoth, the Beast Lord, in order to free yourself from his curse....

Shadow of the Ninja NES Front Cover

NES (1990), Wii (2010), Nintendo 3DS (2014) and Wii U (2014)

In the 21st century, the evil Emperor Garuda has taken over the city of New York, killing many of its...

Shadows of Cairn DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994) and Windows 3.x (1994)

Quinn is an apprentice thief in the city of Cairn, who needs to prove himself worthy of being admitted to...

Shaman King: Master of Spirits Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

In this game you play Yoh Asakura from the Shaman King Japanese Manga and TV Anime series. Yoh is a...

Shaman King: Master of Spirits 2 Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Sequel to the original Shaman King: Master of Spirits, you once again take the role of Yoh Asakura as you...

Shamus: Case II Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

You play Shamus, a sort of detective and dungeon-crawling adventurer in one. In a previous game, you managed to get...

Shanghai Warriors Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Shanghai Warriors is a side-scrolling fighting game featuring three levels: an airport, a military base, and a harbor. The main...

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