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.
Aberrance is a futuristic side-scrolling shooter. You control a hero with a jet pack through three organic levels, each with...
ABM Command (formerly DEFCON 1) is a missile defense game. The game is split into three phases: In the defense...
Abobo's Big Adventure is a parody tribute to well-known and loved games of the NES era. Players control Abobo, an...
The far-off kingdom of Blobolonia is threatened by an evil emperor. An alien blob escapes from Blobolonia, searching for help,...
Absolute Blue is a side-scrolling casual shooting game set in a sci-fi setting. The player is given the control of...
PlayStation 3 (2011)
Far in the future, an Earth destroyed by war is abandoned by humanity. In order to revive the planet a...
Nintendo DS (2009)
After returning from a business trip overseas, prosecutor Miles Edgeworth enters his office to discover that something has been stolen......
Game Boy Advance (2002)
This GBA version of Ace Lightning is based on the BBC TV show of the same name which is a...
Achievement Unlocked 2 is an expansion of the concept of its predecessor, in which the player controls an elephant walking...
In Achilles, the player takes control of the famed Achilles in a side-scrolling hack-and-slash game where the main goal of...
Zombocalypse has come, and as one of the last survivors, the president of the USA, the player must try to...
In Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon, the player takes the role of a cyborg who has to kill a lot of...
Action 52 features 52 different games in a single cartridge. Some of them are the same as those included with...
Action 52 features 52 different games in a single cartridge. The games are selected from one of three menus and...
In Action Cat, the player takes the role of a humanoid cat which has to destroy a toothpaste factory. It...
Action Cyborg is a short (the game was released with only three levels) 2D platform/action game that takes the player...
Action Fist is a side-scrolling, 2D platform game with a graphical style reminiscent of titles from the late eighties, early...
A compilation of 11 action games, all shareware versions. Most of them are known from Apogee and Epic MegaGames: 01.:...
Action Man once again tries to foil Dr. X from conquering the world in this game based on the animated...
In this kids game based on the 3D animated television series, you play as the heroic Action Man out to...
Action Man was originally a popular toy action figure, the U.K.'s version of G.I. Joe, before becoming a more generic...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 94 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- 94 Cave Story
- 93 Wizball
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 5.00 2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
- 5.00 aliEnd (2012)
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