User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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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Windows (2006)

Action Cyborg is a short (the game was released with only three levels) 2D platform/action game that takes the player...

Action Fist Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Action Fist is a side-scrolling, 2D platform game with a graphical style reminiscent of titles from the late eighties, early...

Action Force Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

COBRA have attacked the small island of Botsneda. While in the pursuing chaos the inhabitants left behind some top secret...

Action Games DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

A compilation of 11 action games, all shareware versions. Most of them are known from Apogee and Epic MegaGames: 01.:...

Windows (2002)

Action Man once again tries to foil Dr. X from conquering the world in this game based on the animated...

Windows (2000)

In this kids game based on the 3D animated television series, you play as the heroic Action Man out to...

Action Man: Raid on Island X Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Action Man was originally a popular toy action figure, the U.K.'s version of G.I. Joe, before becoming a more generic...

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Action Man: Robot Atak is based on the direct-to-DVD animated film of the same name, in turn based on the...

Game Boy Color (2001)

Alex "Action Man" Mann makes a stop over onto the Game Boy Color where once again he must stop the...

ZX Spectrum (1986)

Action Reflex involves steering a bouncy ball through 75 screens of hazards. These include lakes, drains, daggers, and a network...

Action Soccer DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Action Soccer is a quick and uncomplicated soccer game with two different graphic styles (2D overview and 3D isometric). The...

J2ME (2004)

ActRaiser is resurrected on the mobile platform. This version only focuses on the action elements of the original game. You...

ActRaiser SNES Front Cover

SNES (1990), Wii (2007) and Arcade (1997)

ActRaiser was one of the early SNES games, drawing upon the success of side-scrolling platform action titles and the building...

ActRaiser 2 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

Players control "The Master," a god-like spirit sent down from the heavens, and fight to eradicate evil from the land....

Actua Soccer Club Edition DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), PlayStation (1997) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

Actua Soccer Club Edition is a re-edition of Actua Soccer, released with the 20 teams of the English Premiership instead...

Windows (2005)

The Gn'rthan people were peace loving and not warlike. Because of that they were ill equipped to deal with the...

The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993) and NES (1992)

The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt is a side-scrolling platformer based on the second animated TV series The Addams Family...

The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt is a side-scrolling platformer based on the second animated TV series The Addams Family...

The Addams Family SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992), Genesis (1993), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and Arcade (1992)

The Addams Family is a platform game based on the characters and settings from the movie (which, in turn, is...

The Addams Family NES Front Cover

NES (1992), Game Gear (1993) and SEGA Master System (1993)

The Addams Family is a side-scrolling platformer based on the movie of the same name. The player takes the role...

The Addams Family Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992)

The Addams Family is a side-scrolling platformer based on the movie of the same name. The player takes the role...

TurboGrafx CD (1991)

Based on the Addams Family movie, this game is quite different from the other Addams Family variants. The player is...

Adiboo & Paziral's Secret PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2003)

Adiboo & Paziral's Secret is a 3D action adventure game with 12 levels. Players will take control of Adiboo and...

A Dinosaur's Tale Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1994)

Play as characters from the Spielberg animated movie We're Back, based entirely on the preview trailer. Run and jump through...

PlayStation 2 (2008)

ADK Tamashii is a compilation of five classic NeoGeo games (four of which have never been available on other platforms)...

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