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.
Nintendo DS (2007)
When Bart finds a mysterious game manual, he realizes that he and his family have become the main characters of...
Game Boy Color (2001)
The Simpsons: Night of the Living Tree House of Horror was released in 2001 as the last in a long...
SimSig is a freeware train simulator of modern UK railway signalling systems, from the point of view of a railway...
Sinhwa-ui Jewang: Zeus vs Chronos is a 2D side-scrolling action game. In order to fight his arch nemesis Chronos, the...
Sinistron is a side scrolling shooter similar to R-Type, but has a unique weapons system in which you can open...
In Sinuous, the player controls a small blue ball by moving it across the screen with the cursor, avoiding red...
Sir Dashing follows the side-scrolling adventure of the eponymous hero, a handsome cartoon of a Mallory-esque knight, in his quest...
SEGA Master System (1997)
Tia Nastácia (Aunt Anastacia) is sick, and Dr. Caramujo (Dr. Snails) is called to examine her. And he's got some...
A large meteor crashes through the bridge to the mountains. Not good. A much larger asteroid is headed your way...
Atari 2600 (1987)
In this game, you have five minutes to get from your front steps to the steps of the school. You...
Skate of the Art is a skateboarding game that is based on the Commodore 64 game Rollerboard. The two game...
In this sequel to Skate or Die, you have the option of just skateboarding on a ramp, or to go...
Game Boy (1991)
Skate Or Die: Bad'N Rad is a Jump'N Run that consists of 7 levels, three of which are viewed from...
Skater Boy is a side-scrolling obstacle course with automatic scrolling. The game is divided into several scenes with 30 levels...
Apple II (1987)
In Ski Crazed the player gets to compete in the Kilimanjaro Annual International Skiing Tournament. The game is viewed from...
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