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.
Game Boy Color (2000)
Blade for Game Boy Color is a 2D side-scrolling action game inspired by the 1998 film of the same name....
Blade Master is a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em-up game that puts players in the shoes of either the twin swordsman...
Blades of Vengeance is a platform game incorporating light RPG elements and character styling, reminiscent of Gods by The Bitmap...
Commodore 64 (1985)
Blagger is back! This time he decided to take a tour of Hollywood, and to the movie sets of Steven...
Viewed from above and set in space, Blastar is a multi-directionally scrolling shoot 'em up. Each of the 12 levels...
Katharsis is a game with classic side-scrolling shooter gameplay. It has 3D backgrounds, colorful graphics and an integrated storyline. The...
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...
Blessed is a vertically scrolling shoot'em up where the player controls an fairy looking girl called Ageha. The year is...
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...
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