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 (1987)
The player flies a plane through various terrain, either avoiding or shooting projectiles that head toward it. The weapons that...
Apple IIgs (1990)
Crime has risen to unprecedented levels. Criminal organizations have banded together - all under the leadership of Hector Vasquez, the...
Get ready to fight in the ultimate crossover battle! Select from over twenty characters from assorted Capcom and Tatsunoko franchises,...
SEGA Master System (1992)
One evening, Taz's father is telling an intriguing tale. Somewhere on Tazmania is a Lost Valley, and in that valley...
Game Boy (1994)
Crazy Looney Tunes' character Taz has just escaped from the Acme Zoo and is now trying to find a place...
The relatively minor Looney Tunes character The Tasmanian Devil experienced a revival in the 1990s with the TV series Taz-Mania,...
Game Gear (1992)
One of several games based on the 1990s cartoon series Taz-Mania (in turn based on the Looney Tunes character), the...
Game Boy (1997)
Taz Mania 2 is the second Game Boy game based on the animated TV show. The player takes the role...
The 1992 edition of Electronic Arts' basketball series centers on the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and features the original US...
Game Boy Color (2001)
Play as Finger Guy to collect all of the Tech Decks and perfect all of his moves. With 3 difficulty...
Tecmo Baseball is one of the many baseball games released for the Nintendo Entertainment Systems. There are five modes in...
This basketball game is very similar to Tecmo Super NBA Basketball with the main difference being their rosters. The game...
Tecmo Super Bowl is the follow-up to the NES football arcade/simulation Tecmo Bowl. While the basic gameplay of the original...
Teddy Boy Blues is an updated conversion of the 1985 Sega coin-op action platformer. While the basic premise is similar...
Game Boy Advance (2003)
The heroes in a half shell are back in an all new adventure. The four turtles have been split up...
Nintendo DS (2005)
Different from its console cousins, this one is reminiscent of the old side-scrolling days of the arcade and NES versions,...
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