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.
Xbox 360 (2010)
Stunning Stunts is a physics-based racing game much like the classic Excitebike. A field of eight bikes race down a...
Stunt Kids is an unlicensed head-to-head dirt bike racing game featuring a pair of helmeted, yet clearly wide-eyed children. Two...
Sturmwind is a horizontally scrolling shoot'em up with 16 levels divided into seven worlds, with each of the levels concluding...
ZX Spectrum (1983)
Navigating the fabled River Styx is a three-stage challenge in this arcade game. Initially you must make your way through...
Commodore 64 (2008)
A government experiment has gone horribly wrong and, now, fish have mutated. You must save swimmers trapped by the mutant...
SEGA Master System (1990)
In Submarine Attack, the player controls a submarine in an underwater environment. The player must shoot down enemies that are...
Apple II (1987)
You control a submarine in hostile waters. Sharing the deep sea with you are several dangerous creatures such as jellyfish,...
Atari 2600 (1983)
Subterranea is a side scrolling shooter. Your goal is to locate treasure crystals within the Hexuplex Caves. Controlling your cave...
Commodore 64 (1988)
Subterranea is a side-scrolling shooter in which players must guide a ship through 16 caves. Various enemy formations attack the...
Aliens have invaded a vital subterranean mining colony. Use light-speed reflexes and total concentration to fly your prototype fighter through...
Commodore 64 (1984)
You are an android called Scih-Berg and you have been sent by your masters to the planet Nilmerg to clear...
Commodore 64 (1983)
A side scroll single shooter aviation game which involves missions flown against an enemy headquarters that requires demolition. Your fuel...
SEGA Saturn (1996)
An enhanced port of Suiko Enbu (aka, Dark Legend) exclusively upgraded for the Saturn.The game is a one-on-one 2D fighting...
The NES version for Dragon's Lair brings Dirk the Daring in a side-scrolling game, different from the interactive movie gameplay...
Amiga CD32 (1994)
This has a more humorous approach then most other games of this type, the characters and graphics have a lot...
The player controls the promenade of a group (initially three) of small birds out for a stroll while a pastoral...
Game Boy Advance (2005)
Third game in the Summon Night "Swordcraft" action-RPG spin-offs. You take the role of a young craftsknight (a combination of...
Game Boy Advance (2003)
Three years after your father was lost, you are an apprentice Craftknight. A tournament is held to find the next...
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