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.
Blaster is an old-school horizontal shooter. The story: A space freighter full of terrestrial settlers get lost. Some time later...
S.O.P.H.I.A. returns to save the Earth in this new 2D update in the long-running Blaster Master series. This new installment...
Blast Works is a cross between a side-scrolling shooter mixed with a bit of Katamari. The main objective of the...
Commodore 64 (1989)
Designed for use with a lightgun, this is a compilation that contains the following 5 games: Combat School Hyper Sports...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
Humans and Animalmen co-exist in the world, living and working together. However, as Animalmen now outnumber humans, an anti-human group...
Pac-Man is a ball with a mouth; Blip and Blop are balls with arms -- conventional arms of several varieties,...
Windows 3.x (1991)
Aliens have taken over the Earth, and the only way to stop them is to rescue the six scientists who...
Windows 3.x (1996)
Blob Factory is a single player, freeware, side scrolling platform game.The eponymous Blob, a blue circle with feet, was relaxing...
Block is a breakout game with 50 stages. Despite its uninspiring title, there are several original twists on the gameplay.You...
Block Quest V is a Breakout clone with adult content. The player must keep the ball from falling out the...
TurboGrafx CD (1994)
The Deguna Empire is terrorizing the planets and their inhabitants, using their unbeaten military force consisting of "Powered Gears", giant...
Blood-over- puts you in the shoes of Shou, an accomplished Free-Hunter (freelance agents that get paid to fight the forces...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
During the XGC (X-Genome Code) Incident one year ago, riots raged over the earth by beasts that did not show...
Commodore 64 (1992)
You are the Blue Baron and you have been tasked to complete 12 missions by bombing selected targets to help...
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- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
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