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.
Commodore 64 (1985)
You are the pilot of a helicopter and your mission is to explore five levels to find parts to help...
Commodore 64 (1987)
The third planet of Zetta Kenntaury has been invaded and it's your job to walk along the planet over eight...
Atari 8-bit (1983)
Sky Writer is an educational action game for children.You steer the plane "Sky Writer" and while you are flying, clouds...
Commodore 64 (1984)
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Hanamichi Sakuragi is your average high school delinquent; sporting a bright red pompadour and continually being shot down by every...
Among the most famous Japanese comics of the 90s are definitely Slam Dunk. The manga tells of the running track...
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Commodore 64 (1994)
Slater Man Is a side-scrolling platform game. The goal of the game is to gather up all the stars precipitated...
Slightly Magic is a platform game not unlike Codemasters' own Dizzy and Seymour series, but is generally shorter and easier...
You're a cowboy fighting off the Slymoids with your gun. They're coming in from the horizon and from the sky....
Xbox 360 (2006)
Small Arms is a hybrid of a platform and a fighting game. Played on a single-screen playing field or forced-scrolling...
Game Boy (1998)
Small Soldiers is a platformer based on the movie of the same name. The plot revolves around a war between...
King Geoffrey of Kyliria has recently passed away. Jerry, his eldest son, was all set to take the throne, however...
Ponyville needs some cheering up! This game is based on the characters of the My Little Pony stories. As Pinkie...
Game Boy (1991)
When Sonia Snake is kidnapped by the Nasty Nibbler, only two snakes can save her! It's up to Attila and...
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