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)
Star Fox is a horizontally scrolling action game. You control a starship on a foreign planet with the mission of...
Game Boy (1993)
The story of StarHawk is about an evil alien race which wants to conquer everything. The player controls a space...
In this side-scrolling shoot-'em-up the player assumes control of a speedy fighter ship, flying low over hostile territory. The region...
StarMines II: Planet Of The Mines is a single player space shooter.A huge cloud of dangerous objects was discovered in...
Philips VG 5000 (1984)
Staroc is a horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up. Players control a spaceship that can move up and down and can fire lasers....
Commodore 64 (1983)
Star Ranger is a comparatively slow-paced side-scrolling Shoot'em Up. The player's ship can shoot in two directions, but the shooting...
Softening the edges of the vertical-scrolling space shooter genre, instead of evoking a Vincent Van Gogh painting Ferry Halim has...
Amstrad CPC (2008)
Humans have colonized hundreds of planetary systems but have only found the ruins of other extraterrestrial civilizations. All we can...
A top-down/side-scrolling sci-fi shooter in which you take control of a small starfighter as you make your way through an...
Star Struck is a horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up. The player controls a spaceship with the mission of eliminating "flying objects". The entire...
Game Boy (1992)
This 1991 release was intended to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the 60's television series. The plot of this...
In Starush, a vertically scrolling shooter, the player has to save four worlds based on the four elements (three levels...
Released only in Japan, this Famicom version of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope features a black-haired version of...
Atari ST (1990)
Star Wars is a horizontally scrolling shooter written in STOS.In each level the player has to combat enemy ships, asteroids...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
Ten years have passed since the Battle for Naboo, but nothing has changed. Turmoil continues to surround the Galactic Republic,...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
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- 94 Turrican II: The Final Fight
- 94 Three Weeks in Paradise
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman Legends
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
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- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
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- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
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- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
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