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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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A Boy and His Blob Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

The far-off kingdom of Blobolonia is threatened by an evil emperor. An alien blob escapes from Blobolonia, searching for help,...

Absolute Blue Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Absolute Blue is a side-scrolling casual shooting game set in a sci-fi setting. The player is given the control of...

Abuse DOS Front Cover

Linux (1995), DOS (1995), Amiga (1998), Macintosh (1996), iPhone (2009) and Acorn 32-bit (1998)

It is the unimaginably distant year 2009. You are Nick Vrenna, falsely locked inside a high security prison. The genetic...

Abyss Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1991) and Commodore 64 (1987)

In this parallax side-scrolling arcade-puzzler you're in control of a little ball, that explores various mazes in search of the...

Acceleration of SUGURI X Edition PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

Far in the future, an Earth destroyed by war is abandoned by humanity. In order to revive the planet a...

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

After returning from a business trip overseas, prosecutor Miles Edgeworth enters his office to discover that something has been stolen...as...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

This GBA version of Ace Lightning is based on the BBC TV show of the same name which is a...

J2ME (2004), Palm OS (2004), Windows Mobile (2004) and Symbian (2004)

Aces Texas Hold'em is a no limit Texas hold'em game. Texas hold'em has become one of the most popular card...

Browser (2010)

Achievement Unlocked 2 is an expansion of the concept of its predecessor, in which the player controls an elephant walking...

Achilles Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

In Achilles, the player takes control of the famed Achilles in a side-scrolling hack-and-slash game where the main goal of...

iPhone (2012)

Zombocalypse has come, and as one of the last survivors, the president of the USA, the player must try to...

Action 52 Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

Action 52 features 52 different games in a single cartridge. Some of them are the same as those included with...

Action 52 NES Front Cover

NES (1991)

Action 52 features 52 different games in a single cartridge. The games are selected from one of three menus and...

Windows (2006)

Action Cyborg is a short (the game was released with only three levels) 2D platform/action game that takes the player...

Action Fist Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Action Fist is a side-scrolling, 2D platform game with a graphical style reminiscent of titles from the late eighties, early...

Action Force Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

COBRA have attacked the small island of Botsneda. While in the pursuing chaos the inhabitants left behind some top secret...

Action Games DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

A compilation of 11 action games, all shareware versions. Most of them are known from Apogee and Epic MegaGames: 01.:...

Windows (2002)

Action Man once again tries to foil Dr. X from conquering the world in this game based on the animated...

Windows (2000)

In this kids game based on the 3D animated television series, you play as the heroic Action Man out to...

Action Man: Raid on Island X Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Action Man was originally a popular toy action figure, the U.K.'s version of G.I. Joe, before becoming a more generic...

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Action Man: Robot Atak is based on the direct-to-DVD animated film of the same name, in turn based on the...

Game Boy Color (2001)

Alex "Action Man" Mann makes a stop over onto the Game Boy Color where once again he must stop the...

ZX Spectrum (1986)

Action Reflex involves steering a bouncy ball through 75 screens of hazards. These include lakes, drains, daggers, and a network...

Action Soccer DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Action soccer is a quick and uncomplicated soccer game with two different graphic styles (2D overview and 3D isometric). The...

J2ME (2004)

ActRaiser is resurrected on the mobile platform. This version only focuses on the action elements of the original game. You...

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