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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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Commodore 64 (1985)

Blagger is back! This time he decided to take a tour of Hollywood, and to the movie sets of Steven...

PC-98 (1995), FM Towns (1994) and Arcade (1992)

Blandia is a versus fighting game that takes place on the Great Continent of Eurasia and focuses on the resurrection...

Blastar Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1993)

Viewed from above and set in space, Blastar is a multi-directionally scrolling shoot 'em up. Each of the 12 levels...

Blaster! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998)

Blaster is an old-school horizontal shooter. The story: A space freighter full of terrestrial settlers get lost. Some time later...

Blaster Master NES Front Cover

NES (1988), Wii (2009) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

The game begins with a classic story of a boy and his frog who runs away, becomes radioactive and jumps...

Blaster Master: Enemy Below Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Taking place sometime after the events of the original Blaster Master, Blaster Master: Enemy Below puts you once again behind...

Blaster Master Overdrive Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

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: Build, Trade, Destroy Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Blast Works is a cross between a side-scrolling shooter mixed with a bit of Katamari. The main objective of the...

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Limited Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

This Limited Edition contains the following: BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Two-disc soundtrack Video that explains the game mechanics and moves for...

SNES (1992) and Arcade (1992)

BlaZeon is a space shooter arcade game. The player travels in a spaceship from the left side of the screen...

Blaze Out Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1989)

Designed for use with a lightgun, this is a compilation that contains the following 5 games: Combat School Hyper Sports...

Blazing Star iPad Front Cover

Neo Geo (1998), Wii (2012), iPhone (2012), Android (2012), iPad (2012) and Arcade (1998)

The unofficial sequel to Pulstar, Blazing Star is again a horizontal-scrolling shoot-'em-up. One or two players proceed along levels, each...

Bleed Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Wryn is a girl with purple hair and a big dream: she wants to be the ultimate videogame heroine. She...

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...

Windows (2002)

Pac-Man is a ball with a mouth; Blip and Blop are balls with arms -- conventional arms of several varieties,...

Bliss Island Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PSP (2006) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Bliss Island is an action-puzzler where you play a character called Hoshi (a Zwooph), who using blasts of air from...

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...

Windows (2000)

Block is a breakout game with 50 stages. Despite its uninspiring title, there are several original twists on the gameplay.You...

PC-98 (1993)

Block Quest V is a Breakout clone with adult content. The player must keep the ball from falling out the...

Blood Gear TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1994) and Wii (2008)

The Deguna Empire is terrorizing the planets and their inhabitants, using their unbeaten military force consisting of "Powered Gears", giant...

Blood Money DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989) and Commodore 64 (1990)

The speech in the introductory sequence probably sums things up best - "the biggest unanswered question is 'where is the...

Windows (2006)

Blood-over- puts you in the shoes of Shou, an accomplished Free-Hunter (freelance agents that get paid to fight the forces...

BloodRayne: Betrayal Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

BloodRayne: Betrayal is the third game in BloodRayne series. In a big departure from the previous parts, the game uses...

Bloody Roar PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Arcade (1997)

Unlike other beat 'em ups, Bloody Roar has a unique twist. At a press of a button, your character changes...

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