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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Star Blaster Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1982)

Star Blaster is an early scrolling shoot-'em-up in which the player attempts to beat back an alien invasion force, dead-set...

Star Blaze Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

HQ relies on mercenaries to do space fighting. It seems that the Theta sector has become overrun with Glaarck spaceships....

Star Blazer Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1983), VIC-20 (1983) and MSX (1983)

Star Blazer is a side-scrolling shooter similar in style to Konami's Super Cobra. You are a fighter pilot on several...

ZX Spectrum (1984)

Starblitz is a clone of the arcade shooter Defender where the player is in control of the last remaining craft...

Starbound Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Starbound is a 2D sandbox game where the player takes the role of a character from one of the six...

StarBreak Linux Front Cover

Linux (2016), Windows (2016) and Macintosh (2016)

StarBreak is a co-operative MMO action game, set in a sci-fi setting. Eons ago, humans were almost completely eradicated by...

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

This futuristic shooter combines two distinct styles of gameplay into a multi-level romp through space. The colony planets of New...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Starburst is a game similar to Missile Command but adapted to the limitations of the system. In the game the...

DOS (1997)

Starcom is a single-player, shareware, scrolling shooter with both vertical and horizontal scrolling elements.The story behind the game is that,...

Star Cruiser Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1980)

Star Cruiser is one of the earliest Space Invaders/Galaxian variant to appear on the Apple II. Large Space Egg-like shapes...

Star Defender Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1996)

Just as the name implies, Star Defender is a clone of Williams' original Defender. Using the joystick or mouse, you...

Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax Linux Front Cover 2nd version
Stardust Vanguards Linux Front Cover

Browser (2010)

Starfeld is a parody of space opera RPGs such as the Mass Effect series, especially their formulaic approach of conversations,...

Dragon 32/64 (1984)

Star Fighter is a rather generic side-scrolling shoot'em'up with certain Scramble influences. Your plane travels across an undulating landscape where...

Star Firebirds ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

The Star Firebirds are a dangerous alien race which must be wiped out before they can attack your people. This...

Star Fox Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1983)

Star Fox is a horizontally scrolling action game. You control a starship on a foreign planet with the mission of...

Stargate PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1983), NES (1987), Commodore 64 (1985), Atari 2600 (1984), Apple II (1983), Palm OS (2002), Browser (2000), Arcade (1981) and Dedicated handheld (1982)

Save the humanoids from the impending aliens in the sequel to Defender. The task is still rescuing humanoids before Landers...

Stargate SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Genesis (1995)

Based on the movie of the same name, a mystical circular portal called a "Stargate" has been uncovered. In attempting...

Star Ghost Wii U Front Cover
Star Guard Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

Star Guard is a 2D platformer brought back to the basic elements of the genre: jumping and shooting, with a...

Stargunner Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1996), Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Stargunner is a 2D (with pre-rendered 3D graphics) side-scrolling shoot'em up game, with many elements similar to Raptor: Call of...

Atari 2600 (1982)

Players take the role of a stargunner for the Yarthae Empire. The Empire is being invaded by the Sphyzygi. The...

Game Boy (1993)

The story of StarHawk is about an evil alien race which wants to conquer everything. The player controls a space...

Star Lifter Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987)

Star Lifter is a horizontal space shooter, set in 2150. The player is a long range penetration unit, on a...

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