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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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Demo Windows Front Cover

Windows (2015)

This demo, identical to the E3 demo, was given out to backers on the Early Access Reward Tier of the...

Shantae: Risky's Revenge iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011), Nintendo DSi (2010), Android (2013) and iPad (2011)

When Shantae's Uncle Mimic returns from an expedition, he presents the residents of Scuttle Town his latest find. But he's...

Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014) and PlayStation 4 (2015)

Shantae: Risky's Revenge – Director's Cut is a special edition of Shantae: Risky's Revenge. For the PS4 it is the...

Shape Shifter TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1992)

The Dark Ones have captured the Ring of Five and imprisoned the wizards that guard it. A barbarian named Lykos...

Shaq Fu SNES Front Cover

Game Boy (1995), SNES (1994), Genesis (1994), Amiga (1994) and Game Gear (1995)

While en route to a charity game in Tokyo, basketball star Shaquille O'Neal (called "Shaq" for short) is drawn into...

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Shark is a 2D-horizontal-scrolling arcade shoot-em-up comparable to games like X-Out, Katakis, Delta, and Armalyte. Your craft is armed with...

J2ME (2002)

In Shark Attack the player takes control of a diver who has to search for treasure in shark infested waters....

Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Operation Wolf and The Untouchables combine for this action game set in 1920s Chicago. You play Lieutenant Sharkey, who has...

Shatterhand NES Front Cover

NES (1991)

Shatterhand is an action game with eight-direction scrolling. You control Shatterhand in his quest to find and defeat General Grover,...

Commodore 64 (1984)

The Zzyaxians are on a quest to rule every part of the Universe and have set their sights on the...

Sheepoid DX plus Woolly Jumper Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (2013)

Sheepoid DX plus Woolly Jumper is a collection of the following games: Sheepoid DX is a re-release of Sheepoid (a...

Sherbet Thieves: Moonshine Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Xbox 360 (2013)

Sherbet Thieves: Moonshine Edition is a 2D indie game that combines twin-stick shooting and defense mechanics.As jetpack mercenary Proton Joe,...

Sherlock Holmes DS and the Mystery of Osborne House Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010)

Some days before Christmas, Dr. Watson finishes work with his patients and returns to Baker Street to find his friend...

Sherlock Holmes: Hakushaku Reijō Yūkai Jiken  NES Front Cover

NES (1986)

The great detective Sherlock Holmes has another case to solve. This time the case involves trying to solve the mystery...

Windows (2002)

Shift 247 is an original game combining arcade/action and a puzzle element. The player has to take control of "Shifter",...

Shiftlings Windows Front Cover

Windows (2015), Wii U (2015), PlayStation 4 (2015) and Xbox One (2015)

Shiftlings is a 2.5D puzzle platformer. The game is presented as the Shiftlings TV show, a reality TV show about...

Shijō Saikyō League Serie A: Ace Striker SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995)

Shijō Saikyō League Serie A: Ace Striker (or simply Ace Striker) is a football (soccer) game that features all clubs...

Shijō Saikyō no Deshi Kenichi: Gekitō! Ragnarok Hachikengō PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

Kenichi Shirahama was a textbook loser; not particularly good in either academics or athletics, constantly bullied by his classmates, and...

Shin Gōketsuji Ichizoku Tōkon: Matrimelee Neo Geo Front Cover

Neo Geo (2003) and Arcade (2003)

The Gouketsuji clan returns to decide who gets to be head of their clan by sponsoring another one-on-one fighting tournament....

SNES (1996)

Shin Kidō Senki Gundam Wing: Endless Duel is a one-on-one fighting game based on the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam...

Shin Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun: Kunio-tachi no Banka SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Shin Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun: Kunio-tachi no Banka is a beat 'em up in the Kunio / Nekketsu High series. The...

TurboGrafx CD (1994)

Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling 94: Battlefield in Tokyo Dome allows the players to experience Japan's most popular professional wrestling promotion,...

Shinobi DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), NES (1989), Atari ST (1989), SEGA Master System (1988), Commodore 64 (1989), TurboGrafx-16 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989), Xbox 360 (2009), Wii (2009) and Arcade (1987)

You control a ninja, Shinobi, who must battle his way through each level in search of hostages which must be...

Shinobi Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1991) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

As with the original games, Shinobi for the GG (the first portable member of the franchise) is a action side-scroller...

Shinobi Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Shinobi is not necessarily a sequel nor a remake. At it's core, it's an infusion of modern technology, control and...

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