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.
BBC Micro (1984)
You must ride your moon cycle across the surface of a choice of three moons, avoiding boulders, bouncing monsters, oncoming...
Commodore 64 (1994)
Bobix lives a quiet and peaceful life as an apprentice magician on the island Texul. After the Queen of the...
Help Bob and his team to build a park! Enjoy 10 different activities including: Build a Park with Bob -...
In this platform game a little green ball (called "Blob") has to destroy all stones. They can be destroyed by...
In the follow-up to Body Blows, Dan and Junior (two characters from the original, based around programmers Danny Burke and...
Boggy '84 is one of those games of which countless numbers were made in the early eighties during the homecomputer...
Bograts: The Puzzling Misadventure is a side-view puzzle game involving indirect control, although unlike Lemmings, the player controls a parent...
The Bogus Guru is a collection of four mini-games designed by the Foltz brothers. The games are laid out across...
Commodore 64 (1989)
You are Boris the Big Ball of Bollardia and you are attempting to escape from the Planet Phweeesh by bouncing...
Nintendo DS (2009)
Boing! Docomodake is platformer starring Docomodake, the mascot of the Japanese mobile phone provider NTT DoCoMo. The background story is...
Atari 8-bit (1992)
Boing II is a side scrolling shooter. The story begins when Bert is sent by a queen into exile for...
Commodore 64 (1988)
Bojo the Clown is performing at a circus, and must impress the audience by bouncing on a series of trampolines...
Bolo Mrówkojad is a side-scrolling platform game. The task of the player is to lead an anteater to the end...
Commodore PET/CBM (1980)
Bomber is a top-down shooter in which the player takes on the role of a bombardier of a B-29 Bomber...
Three Bomberman games in one collection. The featured games are Bomberman, Bomberman '93, and Bomberman World. Those three games show...
Game Boy (1995)
Bomberman is on the hunt for treasure and must bomb his way through 48 levels of caves and beasts. Use...
Windows (2010), Genesis (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), SEGA Master System (1991), Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992), TurboGrafx CD (1992), Amstrad CPC (1991), Wii (2007), Sharp X68000 (1991) and Arcade (1990)
Mobo and Robo Bonanza are enjoying their favorite television show when the picture crackles and a shadowy figure of a...
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Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
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