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.
Game Boy Advance (2004)
Static Shock is an action platformer for the Game Boy Advance, based on the animated series of the same name.The...
Stealth Bastard is a stealth based platform game. The objective for each of the game's 28 levels is simple: get...
PlayStation 4 (2014)
Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark (Ultimate Edition) is a PS4 port of Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the...
When the brave General Mackenzie failed to come back home after confronting his nemesis Garr he sent a note to...
Steamlands is an action puzzle game, featuring detailed diminutive pixel art graphics. The player is tasked to combat rogue steam...
Steam Pirates is a side scrolling RPG where the player assumes control over (at first) Kat, a human that was...
Nintendo 3DS (2011)
Steel Diver is a launch title accompanying Nintendo's 3DS system to the market, and a fresh IP from Nintendo for...
Your mission is to destroy 6 enormous battle cruisers to save the planet. You have 15 days to destroy the...
Steel Saviour is an old-school horizontal shooter. The story: Many years after "the war" humanity is close to become extinct...
Step Up is a platform game in which you control an alien that has to reach his space ship at...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Steve no Daibōken: Chinmoku no Jishaku ("Steve's Adventure: Silent Magnet") is a physics-based platform action game based around the concept...
For no apparent reason obvious to the player beyond developer convenience, Konami's first Castlevania game has been re-implemented in Java,...
Stickybear: Math is an educational title for children ages 6 and up based on Richard Hefter's Stickybear character. In the...
Stillhunt is a Korean-made fast-paced side-scrolling shooter similar to Gunstar Heroes. The player can choose between the male (Jean) and...
In StixWorld you control a stick-figure character created by a little girl in her notebook. It turns out she had...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 94 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- 94 Cave Story
- 93 Wizball
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
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- 5.00 2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
- 5.00 aliEnd (2012)
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