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.
This demo, identical to the E3 demo, was given out to backers on the Early Access Reward Tier of the...
TurboGrafx CD (1992)
The Dark Ones have captured the Ring of Five and imprisoned the wizards that guard it. A barbarian named Lykos...
In Shark Attack the player takes control of a diver who has to search for treasure in shark infested waters....
Shatterhand is an action game with eight-direction scrolling. You control Shatterhand in his quest to find and defeat General Grover,...
Commodore 64 (1984)
The Zzyaxians are on a quest to rule every part of the Universe and have set their sights on the...
Commodore 64 (2013)
Sheepoid DX plus Woolly Jumper is a collection of the following games: Sheepoid DX is a re-release of Sheepoid (a...
Nintendo DS (2010)
Some days before Christmas, Dr. Watson finishes work with his patients and returns to Baker Street to find his friend...
The great detective Sherlock Holmes has another case to solve. This time the case involves trying to solve the mystery...
Shift 247 is an original game combining arcade/action and a puzzle element. The player has to take control of "Shifter",...
Shijō Saikyō League Serie A: Ace Striker (or simply Ace Striker) is a football (soccer) game that features all clubs...
PlayStation 2 (2007)
Kenichi Shirahama was a textbook loser; not particularly good in either academics or athletics, constantly bullied by his classmates, and...
Shin Kidō Senki Gundam Wing: Endless Duel is a one-on-one fighting game based on the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam...
Shin Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun: Kunio-tachi no Banka is a beat 'em up in the Kunio / Nekketsu High series. The...
TurboGrafx CD (1994)
Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling 94: Battlefield in Tokyo Dome allows the players to experience Japan's most popular professional wrestling promotion,...
DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), NES (1989), Atari ST (1989), SEGA Master System (1988), Commodore 64 (1989), TurboGrafx-16 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989), Xbox 360 (2009), Wii (2009) and Arcade (1987)
You control a ninja, Shinobi, who must battle his way through each level in search of hostages which must be...
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Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
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- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
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