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.
Nintendo 3DS (2011)
Sonic Generations for Nintendo 3DS is a different side-scrolling platformer to it's home console counterpart and is closer in gameplay...
SEGA Saturn (1997)
A compilation of Sonic's greatest 2D adventures. Included on the disk is the original Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2 (featuring...
A "greatest hits" compilation of levels inspired by Sonic 2, Sonic 3, and Sonic & Knuckles. The player first selects...
The Sonic & Knuckles Collection contains three games ported from the Sega Genesis: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Sonic & Knuckles...
A complete compilation of 7 classic Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog title. Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic's first ever outing had you...
During nighttime, the terrain of the Earth is susceptible to inexplicable changes. Human beings called these strange occurrences the Phantom...
Sonic Rivals is a platforming/racing game and the first game in the series to feature on the PSP. It has...
Sonic Rivals 2 is a platforming game with 2D gameplay in a 3D environment where you race another character to...
Nintendo DS (2005)
Sonic's first outing on the Nintendo DS system features action in two screens with a story featuring Sonic getting involved...
Nintendo DS (2007)
While flying in their plane across the ocean, looking for a strange energy source, Sonic and Tails' plane is struck...
Windows (2010), Game Boy Advance (2006), Genesis (1991), J2ME (2005), Xbox 360 (2007), iPod Classic (2007), PlayStation 3 (2011), Wii (2006), iPhone (2009), BlackBerry (2009), Android (2013), iPad (2013), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Arcade (1993)
Sonic the Hedgehog is the first of many games starring Sega's premier hedgehog, Sonic. It's a side-scrolling platform game with...
This is the first part of the Sonic the Hedgehog port for mobile phones. It includes the first three zones...
This is the second part of the Sonic the Hedgehog port for mobile phones. It includes the second half of...
Neo Geo Pocket Color (1999)
Take control of Sonic on the road with Sonic Pocket Adventure. Travel through 9 zones bashing robots and collecting rings....
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