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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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Pendulous Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and Windows Phone (2012)

Pendulous is a 2D, pendulum-motion platformer, set in a steam-driven clockwork world. The player controls a displaced gear, swinging from...

Penetrator ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1982), TRS-80 (1982) and Timex Sinclair 2068 (1983)

Penetrator involves guiding your ship through a horizontally-scrolling arrangement of caverns, in a manner similar to Scramble. The ship must...

Pepper's Adventures in Time DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and Windows 3.x (1993)

This point n' click adventure game is actually an edutainment (entertainment leading to education) title developed by Sierra, who were...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Percy the Pigeon needs to build a nest and this requires ten twigs to be collected which are scattered over...

ZX Spectrum (1984)

Percy the Potty Pigeon for the Spectrum is a completely different game than its C64 counterpart. In the C64 game,...

Commodore 64 (1983) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

Perils Of... Bear George or simply Bear George is a game with a side view perspective with fixed screens. It...

VIC-20 (1984)

The Perils of Willy is a cut-down VIC-20 version of Manic Miner. The premise is that Willy is returning home...

Periscope Up Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1989), Atari 8-bit (1988), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Periscope Up is a side-view horizontal-scrolling game where you control a submarine to save the world from an undersea nuclear...

Amiga (1997)

Permonie is a puzzle platformer. The story revolves around a Dwarf who tries to save his king Permon XXVII. The...

Persian Gulf Inferno Amiga Front Cover

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

The story is told quick enough: in 1990, terrorists capture the world's largest oil reserve and threaten to blow up...

Persist Android Front Cover

Browser (2013) and Android (2014)

Persist is a short 2D side-scrolling platformer. The story revolves around little spirit trying to achieve Goddess' forgiveness. She is...

Persona 4: Arena Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Persona 4 Arena is a 2D fighting game that continues the story of 2008's Persona 4. The protagonist, now canonically...

PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2007)

This is the first Pro Evolution Soccer release from Konami Digital Entertainment on the J2ME platform.The game features all classical...

NES (1990)

When Ronnie the Super Rat radiates earth with a pest beam from his moon base, the world leaders' only hope...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

You are on a strange alien world trapped in a network of caverns which are connected by energy curtains and...

Peter Beardsley's International Football MSX Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Licensed around former England player Peter Beardsley, this football (soccer) game is viewed side-on. The only playing option is the...

Peter Pan in Disney's Return to Never Land Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002), PlayStation (2002), PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and PS Vita (2012)

The nefarious pirate Captain Hook found a map to Neverland's hidden treasure and intends to plunder it. Since he now...

PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2015), Macintosh (2015), iPhone (2015), Android (2015), iPad (2015), Fire OS (2015) and tvOS (2015)

PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist is a 2D platform game with pixel art based around the YouTube celebrity PewDiePie. The...

ZX Spectrum (2010)

Phaeton is a sci-fi arcade game. The action takes place in the 24th century, when a powerful terrorist organisation managed...

Phalanx Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001), SNES (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1991)

A futuristic shooter, Phalanx is the name of the prototype starfighter flown by Wink Baufield, a genetically enhanced pilot. It...

Phantom 2040 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995), Genesis (1995) and Game Gear (1995)

The cartoon mini-series: Phantom 2040, right here. It is the aforementioned year, 2040, and the city of Metropia is in...

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Windows Front Cover

Windows (2015), Xbox 360 (2013), PS Vita (2014) and PlayStation 4 (2015)

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is 2D side-scrolling brawler set in a Japanese fantasy world and a spin-off of the fighting...

NES (1988)

Based on the 1985 Hong Kong movie, "Mr. Vampire", Phantom Fighter puts the player in the role of a Chinese...

Commodore 64 (1985)

A giant asteroid is heading toward Earth, and the only way to destroy it is to find 36 uranium cubes...

Philosoma PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1995), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007) and PS Vita (2012)

In Philosoma, you blast through 18 vertical scrolling deep space environments in search of the mysterious distress call, destroying enemies...

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