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.
ZX Spectrum (1984)
The Starbike is sent out into space to rescue lost yellow aliens on a succession of levels. These must be...
A horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up from the last days of the basic 68000-powered Amiga. The levels are taller than the...
Apple II (1982)
Star Blaster is an early scrolling shoot-'em-up in which the player attempts to beat back an alien invasion force, dead-set...
HQ relies on mercenaries to do space fighting. It seems that the Theta sector has become overrun with Glaarck spaceships....
Starcom is a single-player, shareware, scrolling shooter with both vertical and horizontal scrolling elements.The story behind the game is that,...
Starfeld is a parody of space opera RPGs such as the Mass Effect series, especially their formulaic approach of conversations,...
Dragon 32/64 (1984)
Star Fighter is a rather generic side-scrolling shoot'em'up with certain Scramble influences. Your plane travels across an undulating landscape where...
Atari 2600 (1983)
Star Fox is a horizontally scrolling action game. You control a starship on a foreign planet with the mission of...
Game Boy (1993)
The story of StarHawk is about an evil alien race which wants to conquer everything. The player controls a space...
In this side-scrolling shoot-'em-up the player assumes control of a speedy fighter ship, flying low over hostile territory. The region...
StarMines II: Planet Of The Mines is a single player space shooter.A huge cloud of dangerous objects was discovered in...
Commodore 64 (1983)
Star Ranger is a comparatively slow-paced side-scrolling Shoot'em Up. The player's ship can shoot in two directions, but the shooting...
Softening the edges of the vertical-scrolling space shooter genre, instead of evoking a Vincent Van Gogh painting Ferry Halim has...
Amstrad CPC (2008)
Humans have colonized hundreds of planetary systems but have only found the ruins of other extraterrestrial civilizations. All we can...
A top-down/side-scrolling sci-fi shooter in which you take control of a small starfighter as you make your way through an...
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- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- 94 Cave Story
- 93 Wizball
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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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