Side view


These games use a traditional “platforming” viewpoint where the action is seen from the side. This perspective can be used for 2D as well as 3D games, both scrolling and static.
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NES (1988), Arcade (1987) and Dedicated handheld (1988)

Airwolf is a side-scrolling shooter based on the 1980s TV series of the same name. A division of the CIA...

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1989)

Airwolf II is a direct sequel to Airwolf, however this side-scrolling shooter's story has even less in common with the...

Air Zonk TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1992), Wii (2007) and Wii U (2014)

In 1992, Hudson Soft expanded upon the Bonk's Adventure franchise they had built by creating Air Zonk, a 2D side-scrolling...

A+ Jetpack Monkey iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2014) and iPad (2014)

DOS (1992)

A-J's Quest is a side-scrolling platformer, based on an early '90s comic strip by the game's author. The game involves...

A Jumper Robot Adventure Xbox 360 Front Cover 1st version

Xbox 360 (2010)

A Jumper Robot Adventure is a basic side-scrolling platform game starring a small robot, which plays much like the classic...

Akai Katana Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

Akai Katana is a top-down shooter with the Bullet Hell play style, meaning the ship has a specific area called...

Akakliké Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

This game for children from two to five teaches the basics of logic through twelve small games. You guide Akakliké...

Akane the Kunoichi Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2011), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Akane the Kunoichi is an 2D side-scrolling platformer where the player controls the ninja Akane. She is secretly in love...

Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

An homage to a bygone era of computer gaming, Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero is a 2D side-scrolling platform game. Akimbo takes...

A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV PlayStation 4 Front Cover
Akira Amiga CD32 Front Cover

Amiga (1994) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

Akira is a side-scrolling action game based on the anime film of the same title.In the first few levels you...

A&K's Wedding Game iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2016), Android (2016) and iPad (2016)

Akuatica Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2015), Macintosh (2015) and Xbox One (2017)

Windows (2002)

Akuji the Demon is a 2D platformer in the Metroidvania style. The protagonist is Akuji, a very powerful, pink vampire...

Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun! NES Front Cover

NES (1990) and DoJa (2006)

Kid Dracula is an unusual side-scroller from Konami. It's a parody of the company's popular Castlevania series. Instead of playing...

NES (1990)

In this game, you play the role of a little boy who is given a very important assignment by a...

Amiga (1989)

Sideways scrolling shoot em up, where you control a genie in a magic lamp to blast your way through the...

Albert and Otto Macintosh Front Cover
Alcatraz DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1992)

A drug baron took over Alcatraz prison and now the player takes the role of an U.S. Navy Seal to...

Alcatraz Harry ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1984)

Alcatraz Harry is a maze game. The player takes on the role of a prisoner named Harry, who must escape...

Alchemic Jousts Windows Front Cover

Windows (2016) and PlayStation 4 (2016)

Alchemic Jousts is a 2D action strategy game mixing card games' deck creation and real-time gameplay. You must command an...

Alchemist ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1984)

You play an Alchemist (no surprise there) who is aiming to kill a wizard. To do this, he must collect...

Alchemist's Apprentice Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

You are at the High School of Magical Arts when you get a letter from your uncle. He is an...

Browser (2002)

In Alchemy, Ronald the Pixie wants to create the fabled Philosopher's Stone, but lacks the knowledge to do it. Luckily,...

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