Side view

Description

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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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), PlayStation 3 (2012) and Arcade (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...

Atari 2600 (1982)

This is a doubled-ended cartridge with Philly Flasher on one end and Cathouse Blues on the other.Philly Flasher is a...

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...

Phobia Atari ST Front Cover

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

The evil Phobos has created 15 planets full of danger, each of them representing things humans commonly fear. The levels...

Phoenix 3 3DO Front Cover

3DO (1995)

Phoenix 3 is a sci-fi adventure with two completely different game play styles. Half the game is a slow paced...

Phoenix Spirit iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

The Monter Tree is ill, and only one flying squirrel can save it. Throughout the game you explore a large...

Photo Dojo Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2010)

Photo Dojo is a 2-D fighting game developed by Nintendo. It's main point is to create a fighter by putting...

Pokémon Mini (2002)

Pichu Bros. mini is a collection of minigames similar to the earlier Pokémon Party mini. This game is based on...

Pick Axe Pete! Odyssey 2 Front Cover

Odyssey 2 (1982) and Videopac+ G7400 (1983)

Pick Axe Pete is in the Misty Mountain Mine, trying to strike it rich. The player controls Pick Axe Pete...

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