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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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Sword of Aragon DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989) and Amiga (1990)

Your father, the loved Duke of Allada was last night murdered by Orcish hordes and same Orcs have come again...

Sword of Honour Commodore 64 Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1992) and Commodore 64 (1992)

In the game you are a noble ninja, who has to prove the honour of shogun Yuichiro by recovering a...

Sword of Sodan Amiga Front Cover

Genesis (1990), Amiga (1989) and Macintosh (1993)

Like Søren Grønbech's other game Datastorm, Sword of Sodan was most noted on the technical side, as the sprites were...

Sword of Vermilion Genesis Front Cover

Windows (2010), Genesis (1989) and Wii (2007)

The "cousin" of Sega's RPG Phantasy Star II, Sword of Vermilion is a role-playing game with action combat in a...

Amiga (1991)

You've got an Sword and a Galleon, that's about it really. You sail around picking fights with other galleons and...

Swords & Soldiers Macintosh Front Cover

Linux (2012), Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010), Wii (2009), iPhone (2011), Android (2012), iPad (2011), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Wii U (2014)

Swords and Soldiers takes the classic real-time strategy formula and refurbishes it into a side-scrolling game.The game features three scenarios:...

Syder Arcade Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2013) and Ouya (2013)

Syder Arcade is a futuristic side-scrolling shooter set in space. It takes place in 2788 near the Human Colony of...

TurboGrafx CD (1992)

In Terraforming, the human race has fled into the depths of space after Earth has become uninhabitable. As a result,...

Syd of Valis Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992)

SYD of Valis is a reworked version of the action-platformer Valis II with simplified gameplay and a "Super Deformed" and...

Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

Another Warner Bros licensed title. You are Sylvester (the cat) and you are out to catch your favorite meal Tweety...

Macintosh (1994)

Similar in style to The Fool's Errand and 3 in Three, System's Twilight is a puzzle game that takes place...

T2: Terminator 2 - Judgment Day Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgement Day is a game based on the movie of the same name. The Game Boy version is...

Tabaluga: Grünland in Gefahr Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Nintendo DS (2008)

The inhabitants of Greenland discover a dragon's egg within a cave beneath an uprooted tree. Soon after, a small green...

Tableflip: The Game Browser Front Cover

Browser (2012)

Tableflip: The Game is a short platformer inspired by the Japanese arcade game Cho Chabudai Gaeshi where the player gets...

TAC: Tactical Armor Command Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

TAC is a game of WWII tactical armored combat. You pick a nation (Britain, USA, Germany or Russia). Build a...

Tactical Soccer SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995)

Tactical Soccer is a soccer game published by Electronic Arts, although it was developed by a Japanese team.Like Zico Soccer,...

Tadzio's Island Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

This jump and run game parodies the popular Super Mario games series and transports the setting into a modern gay...

Taekwon-Do SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Taekwon-Do is based on the real life martial art taekwondo, using its real attacks and tournament rules. Each character (there...

DOS (1997)

In Tailchaser the player controls an armed badger whose job description is to defend the land Ivy Island from parasites....

Game Boy (1991)

Once again a peaceful kingdom, this time named Moberry, was assaulted by an evil entity. The player, taking control over...

Tails Adventure Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1995) and Nintendo 3DS (2013)

Before Tails met Sonic the Hedgehog he lived on Cocoa Island, a place that isn't on the map. It's an...

Tails' Skypatrol Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1995)

Tails' Skypatrol is the first solo adventure of the Sonic sidekick Tails in the Sonic the Hedgehog series and it...

Tai-Pan ZX Spectrum Front Cover

DOS (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

You wish to make your fortune in China, in this adaptation of James Clavell's book. First job is to get...

Taito Legends: Power-Up PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

Empire Interactive's Taito Legends series of compilations moved onto handheld in Europe and the US with Taito Legends Power-Up. It...

Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Apprentice shaman Tak has been having strange dreams after his first adventure. In his sleep he fights the Dream Guardian...

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