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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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Rooster 2 Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1994)

Rooster II is a 2D side-scrolling shooter. The player's task is to annihilate an Eastern European terrorist group intending to...

Root of all Evil Windows Front Cover

Linux (2016) and Windows (2007)

Root of all Evil is a point-and-click adventure game set in the collaborative Reality-On-The-Norm universe.Aspiring journalist Mika wants to give...

Rosenkreuzstilette Windows Front Cover

Windows (2017)

Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel Windows Front Cover

Browser (2013)

Your saucer has crashed and broken into three pieces. Find all three pieces so you can go home.Roswell's 66th Anniversary...

Rotating Brave iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2018), Android (2018), iPad (2018) and Nintendo Switch (2019)

Rot Gut Windows Front Cover

Windows (2016)

Rotohex Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006) and Wii (2008)

Dialhex is a simple puzzle game. While it looks similar to Hexic on the surface, it is actually quite different....

Rotor DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and Acorn 32-bit (1990)

You control a battle tank (the Rotor) which hovers in a 2D-labyrinth. Gravity pulls heavily on the Rotor, making it...

Thomson TO (1985) and Thomson MO (1985)

Rotorwar is an single screen side view action game where the player has to collect various objects from New York...

Rotten Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

In Rotten the player helps a little boy after Christmas who is very unsatisfied of what he got. The player...

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

Round About is a fixed screen shoot 'em up. What sets it apart from other shooters of its time is...

Roving Rogue Wii U Front Cover

Wii U (2015)

Sharp X1 (1983)

Rowdy Ball is a Breakout variant where you must bounce a ball against a wall, passing through rows of different...

Roy of the Rovers ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

There is a charity football match to be played to save Melchester Rovers' ground but oh no the team has...

DOS (1990)

RS-2 is a side scrolling shooter, single player, with power-ups and large end-level bosses. Each level (or "act" as the...

R-Type Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1988), SEGA Master System (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), TurboGrafx-16 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1988), TurboGrafx CD (1991), MSX (1988), Amstrad CPC (1989), J2ME (2007), Wii (2006), iPhone (2010), Android (2011), PC-88 (1988), iPad (2013), Nintendo 3DS (2014), Sharp X68000 (1989), Wii U (2016), Arcade (1987) and Ouya (2014)

R-Type is a side scrolling shoot 'em up best known for its extremely tough and strategic gameplay. You control the...

R-Type Command PSP Front Cover

PSP (2007)

A mysterious alien race called the Bydo have begun a war with mankind and after losing waves after waves of...

R-Type Delta PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), PSP (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

The Bydo Empire has returned to Earth with a vengeance. This time, they will not accept defeat so easily. Earth...

R-Type Dimensions Windows Front Cover

Windows (2018), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2013), PlayStation 4 (2018) and Nintendo Switch (2018)

R-Type Dimensions combines R-Type and R-Type II in one package. Both shoot-em-ups are exact ports from their arcade versions. New...

R-Type DX Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

As the pilot of the R-9 space fighter, you're mankind's last hope of destroying the vicious Bydo Empire before they...

R-Type Final PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

In R-Type Final, your enemy is the Bydo, an evil (and living) weapon capable of reproducing itself. Humanity has fought...

R-Type I TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1988), Wii (2006) and Wii U (2014)

The PC Engine port of the shoot'em up classic R-Type was released in two parts in Japan: R-Type I includes...

R-Type II Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), iPhone (2014), Android (2014), iPad (2014), Arcade (1989) and Ouya (2014)

R-Type II is a side-scrolling 2D shooter with spacecraft and the sequel to the original R-Type. The player controls the...

R-Type II TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1988) and Wii (2007)

The PC Engine port of the shoot'em up classic R-Type was released in two parts in Japan: R-Type I includes...

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