Side-Scrolling

Description

Used 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.
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SEGA Master System (1997)

Tia Nastácia (Aunt Anastacia) is sick, and Dr. Caramujo (Dr. Snails) is called to examine her. And he's got some...

Sito Pons 500cc Grand Prix ZX Spectrum Front Cover

DOS (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

"Sito Pons" is a popular motorcycle game based on the same named Spanish motorcycle driver. It was the Zigurat's second...

Sixty Five Million and One BC Windows Front Cover Full version

Windows (2008)

A large meteor crashes through the bridge to the mountains. Not good. A much larger asteroid is headed your way...

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

This is the companion game for the Swedish SVT Advent Calender for 2008 of the same name. The game is...

Skateball Commodore 64 Front Cover

Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Skate Ball is a futuristic sports game in which two teams try to score goals by putting a puck into...

Atari 2600 (1987)

In this game, you have five minutes to get from your front steps to the steps of the school. You...

NES (1990)

In this sequel to Skate or Die, you have the option of just skateboarding on a ramp, or to go...

Skate or Die: Bad 'N Rad Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991)

Skate Or Die: Bad'N Rad is a Jump'N Run that consists of 7 levels, three of which are viewed from...

Skater Boy Android Front Cover

Android (2012)

Skater Boy is a side-scrolling obstacle course with automatic scrolling. The game is divided into several scenes with 30 levels...

Skeleton Warriors PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996) and SEGA Saturn (1996)

You're Prince Lightstar, with the quest to conquer and slay Baron Dark, who holds the half of a mighty crystal...

Apple II (1987)

In Ski Crazed the player gets to compete in the Kilimanjaro Annual International Skiing Tournament. The game is viewed from...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

In Skidz, the player moves through the five levels with the goal to collect and dispose of all litter lying...

DOS (1994)

Ski Jump International is a keyboard-controlled ski jumping simulator. Earlier versions of the game are now very obscure, but version...

Windows (2002) and Browser (2001)

Ski Stunt Simulator is a realistic physics-based simulation of acrobatic ski stunts with intuitive "mouse gesture" controls.The player has to...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Skramble is a version of the classic arcade shooter Scramble which has you controlling a ship over seven levels, over...

VIC-20 (1982)

Skramble is another Scramble clone named Skramble, this time from Rabbit Software. You fly above a coarse landscape filled with...

Skramble Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), VIC-20 (1983), MSX (1984) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984)

A clone of one of the world's most cloned games, Scramble, this is another example with the world's most popular...

TRS-80 CoCo (1983), Dragon 32/64 (1983) and Oric (1983)

Skramble is a variant of Scramble (with the spelling changed for legal reasons). Apart from the obvious hardware limitations, this...

VIC-20 (1982)

Skramble! is a version of Scramble for the VIC-20 by Terminal Software. The player has to direct a ship in...

Amiga (1988) and Atari ST (1988)

The world of Light is vanishing... No more glimmer, no more warmth, not even the slightest spark. Only you, Skrull...

Sküljagger: Revolt of the Westicans SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992)

The pirate Sküljagger and his crew hold the island of Westica hostage. Forcing the people who live there to be...

Skull Cracker Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1996), Windows 3.x (1996) and Macintosh (1996)

Skull Cracker can be considered the spiritual successor to the 1991 title Creepy Castle that Bill Appleton wrote for Reactor...

Skull & Crossbones NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

The player will fight as either Red Beard or One Eye through various pirate themed levels, like ships and forts,...

Skull & Crossbones DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), Amstrad CPC (1991) and Arcade (1989)

Fight as either Red Beard or One Eye through various pirate themed levels, like ships and forts, and even some...

Skullgirls Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Skullgirls is a 2D fighting game with a cast of eight playable fighters. In addition to the random arcade mode...

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