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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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Sorcerian DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Genesis (1990), TurboGrafx CD (1992), MSX (1991), Wii (2008), PC-88 (1987), PC-98 (1988) and Sharp X1 (1988)

Sorcerian is the fifth game in the Dragon Slayer series. It is set in the fantasy land known as Pentawa,...

Windows (1997)

Ten years after the release of the original, a next-generation sequel to the classic RPG Sorcerian is released. As in...

Windows (2000)

A remake of the classic RPG Sorcerian for Windows PCs. In Sorcerian you created a party of four adventurers and...

Dreamcast (2000)

Another remake of the classic RPG Sorcerian this time exclusive to the SEGA Dreamcast. Once again you must take control...

SOS SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

The date is Tuesday, September 13th, 1921. It's a stormy night, and the luxury ocean liner "Lady Crithania" is about...

Soul Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

In Soul the player is cast in the role of the soul of a man who has just died. The...

SoulCalibur III PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and Arcade (2006)

In ancient times, a powerful weapon known as the Soul Edge existed, and tales of it's power lured many. But...

Soulless Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (2008)

The 1st game to be created by independent game developer Cobra Blade. The game is a side scrolling action game...

Soul of Darkness J2ME Front Cover

BREW (2008), J2ME (2008), Nintendo DSi (2010) and BlackBerry (2009)

As a child, Kale's family was attacked by vampires leading to the death of both his parents. After this Kale...

Windows (2010)

Soul of Dracula is a 2D platformer in the Metroidvania style and inspired by the Castlevania series with Dracula as...

Soundless Mountain II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Soundless Mountain II is a demake of the Silent Hill 2, created for the TIGSource Bootleg Demakes competition. It turns...

Sound Shapes PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2012), PS Vita (2012) and PlayStation 4 (2013)

Sound Shapes is a 2D platformer where the environments and the challenges are built in harmony with music. The player...

J2ME (2004), ExEn (2003) and DoJa (2004)

This game allows you to play as one of several South Park characters in 13 different minigames. You use the...

Windows (2000)

South Park: Cartman's Authoritah is an unlicensed side-scrolling 2D platform game where the player plays as Cartman, a character from...

South Park: Mega Millionaire Android Front Cover

BREW (2009), J2ME (2009), Windows Mobile (2009), iPhone (2009), BlackBerry (2009) and Android (2010)

Cartman and his friends from South Park takes part in a Japanese game show, Mega Millionaire!, with the chance to...

South Park: The Stick of Truth Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

South Park: The Stick of Truth is an RPG based off the South Park franchise. You play as a new...

SNES (1993)

Borf has kidnapped Dexter's girlfriend Kimberly and is threatening to turn earth's population into babies using his "Infanto Ray". Naturally,...

Space Bust-A-Move Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Bub and Bob (from the arcade game Bubble Bobble) once again take the lead role in Space Bust-A-Move. Like in...

Space Chase III: Showdown In Orbit DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

Space Chase is a shareware side scrolling platform game in three parts, each with smoothly scrolling 16 color graphics. Part...

DOS (1993)

Space Chase Part One: City Under Siege is the first episode of the shareware side-scrolling platform game, Space Chase, which...

Nintendo DS (2008)

Space Chimps is a game based on an animated-movie of the same name. A wayward space probe has been sucked...

DOS (1996)

Another side-scrolling ship fighter from the future game. You come from a peaceful world and you must defend your world....

Space Escort VIC-20 Front Cover

VIC-20 (1983)

In Space Escort you are from a doomed planet and your job as a space fighter pilot is to escort...

J2ME (2003) and Mophun (2003)

Space Explorer is one of many games based on Atari's classic arcade game Lunar Lander. The objective is to fly...

Space Fuck! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

An act of procreation...30 years later...A father gives his son a space suit on his deathbed. Using the associated jet-pack...

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