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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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Aagh! Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Aagh! is a two dimensional side-scrolling racer that tasks the player with guiding a small metallic ball through a narrow...

Aa Harimanada Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993) and Game Gear (1993)

Aa Harimanada is a sumo wrestling game based on the manga and anime created by Kei Sadayasu. As in the...

Abadox: The Deadly Inner War NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

Somewhere in the galaxy, a huge alien space creature known as Parasitis travels between realms digesting it's pray. It's latest...

Aban Hawkins & 1000 Spikes Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

Aban Hawkins & the 1000 Spikes is a self-described "hardest extremest craziest platform action puzzle adventure", which is a surprisingly...

ABC Fun Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

ABC Fun is an educational game which is meant to teach young children ABC in a fun and interactive way.The...

Abduction Action! Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

In Abduction Action! the player takes on the role of an alien in control of a UFO. It is invading...

J2ME (2005)

Aberrance is a futuristic side-scrolling shooter. You control a hero with a jet pack through three organic levels, each with...

ABM Command: DEFense CONdition 1 iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

ABM Command (formerly DEFCON 1) is a missile defense game. The game is split into three phases: In the defense...

Browser (2012)

Abobo's Big Adventure is a parody tribute to well-known and loved games of the NES era. Players control Abobo, an...

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......

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...

Arcade (1985)

Acrobatic Dog-Fight is a side view shooter where the screen scrolls when you move the plane and your mission is...

Arcade (1989)

In Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon, the player takes the role of a cyborg who has to kill a lot of...

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...

Amiga (1995)

In Action Cat, the player takes the role of a humanoid cat which has to destroy a toothpaste factory. It...

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