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.
Atari 2600 (1983)
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Game Boy Advance (2005)
Ian Recker, a spy for Earth, is sent undercover as a prisoner so that he can become enlisted in the...
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A deadly alien force has taken control of all of the Earth's military forces. For some reason, the alien power...
Silent Conversation tells classic stories, poems and haiku in an interactive way, inspired by Walter Savage Landor's motto What is...
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Bart Simpson has been sent to his room and it’s up to you to help him escape and collect the...
Game Boy (1994)
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