User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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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Snoopy and the Red Baron Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1983)

Snoopy takes to the skies on his Sopwith Camel doghouse to bring down the Red Baron. A Defender-esque shooter geared...

Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

The Silly Sports are being held in it's traditional home of Italy and Snoopy, from the Peanuts comic strips, will...

BREW (2007) and J2ME (2007)

Snoopy: The Flying Ace is a side scrolling casual game, loosely based off the helicopter genre of games. The player...

Snow Drift Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

The player must take control of a yeti and guide him through twenty side-scrolling platform levels that take place in...

The Snowrider Browser Front Cover

Browser (2002)

The player here controls a little snow mouse, frantically walking backwards atop a ball of snow that doesn't start out...

Snow White in Happily Ever After SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Follow the further story of Snow White after the evil Queen's death. Her brother Lord Maliss, who can take the...

Snuggle Truck Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2011), Android (2012), iPad (2011) and Windows Phone (2014)

Snuggle Truck is a side-scrolling physics-based driving game where the objective is to keep the wild zoo animals in the...

DOS (1991)

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)

Soccer is an simulation of the sport with the same name. In comparison to many other simulations of its time,...

Neo Geo (1992), Neo Geo CD (1995), Wii (2012) and Arcade (1992)

In the future, soccer is in a state of decline as attendances grow smaller while hooliganism is rising. The authorities...

Soccer Kid DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), PlayStation (2003), Game Boy Advance (2002), SNES (1993), Jaguar (1996), Amiga (1993), 3DO (1994), Amiga CD32 (1994) and Windows Mobile (2002)

Aliens attempting to steal the World Cup have crashed as they tried to flee, and the Cup has been broken,...

Amiga (1988) and Atari ST (1987)

Soccer King is an action oriented, side-scrolling soccer game. The player can either play a single match against the AI...

Soccer Superstars DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Amiga (1995) and Amiga CD32 (1995)

Soccer Superstars is a 2D side-scrolling football game in which the player can chose from 32 international teams to take...

Socket Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

Socket is a fast-paced platform game in the vein of Sonic the Hedgehog. The evil overlord Time Dominator has constructed...

Linux (2005), Windows (2001), Amiga (2002) and Macintosh (2002)

Software Tycoon lets you try your hands on managing a game development company. You start your business in the early...

Solaris 1.0.4. Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

In the future, mankind has mastered space travel, and joined the race for galaxy colonization. Many alien races try to...

Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship NES Front Cover

NES (1990) and Arcade (1991)

The golden warpship was once the most powerful ship in the galactic fleet. But the ship was captured by aliens,...

SolaRola J2ME Front Cover

BREW (2007), J2ME (2007) and iPhone (2012)

The player controls Wiz and Waz, 2 blob-like brothers who travel around the universe in their space-rocket always on the...

Soldier of Fortune Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988) and ZX Spectrum (1988)

Krillys has stolen the Zodiac Power Source and broken it into six pieces, and Sarnak has been sent to find...

Soldier of Light Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989) and Arcade (1986)

You play as Xain, the Soldier of Light, who must visit a number of invaded planets and wipe out the...

Sol Divide PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), PlayStation 2 (2006), SEGA Saturn (1998) and Arcade (1997)

Set against a medieval fantasy backdrop, Sol Divide is a 2D side-scrolling shooter that pits one or two players against...

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

In a planet called Conceyta a mysterious virus manifested itself, a virus capable of infecting both life forms and technology...

Sol-Feace SEGA CD Front Cover

Genesis (1992), SEGA CD (1991) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

Sol-Feace (Sol-Deace in the Genesis) is a typical 2D shooter with weapon powerups. The game features six levels: Sirius, Enemy...

Solipskier Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010), iPhone (2010), Android (2010) and iPad (2010)

Solipskier is a fast-paced action game based around skiing. The aim of the game is to get the skier as...

Arcade (1991)

Solitary Fighter is 2D fighting game, continuation of Violence Fight. Gameplay is similar to Pit-Fighter - the player chooses character...

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