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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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Return of the Space Warrior Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986)

Edward Egg, from the planet Egg, leads a difficult life. Living on Egg is a real headache since all the...

Return to Atlantis Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988)

Someone is trying to destroy the earth's oceans. As you are an expert on deep-sea diving and underwater combat, it's...

Return to Dark Castle Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (2008)

In this long-awaited continuation of the Dark Castle series, you are Bryant, nephew of Prince Duncan who never returned from...

Return to Genesis Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1988) and Atari ST (1988)

Return to Genesis takes place in the Zephyr system where twelve scientists work on secret projects. Of course every bit...

Reus Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2014), PlayStation 4 (2016) and Xbox One (2016)

In Reus the player (presumably a planet) controls four giants to help shape the planet and its human inhabitants. These...

Reveal the Deep Linux Front Cover

Linux (2015), Windows (2015) and Macintosh (2015)

Revenge of Defender DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988) and Commodore 64 (1988)

A side scrolling shooter, the object is to defend your colonies from various waves of attacking aliens. Revenge of Defender...

The Revenge of Shinobi Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Set in the mythical world of ancient Japan, players take on the role of ninja warrior Shinobi. To free the...

The Revenge of Shinobi Windows Front Cover

Linux (2018), Windows (2012), Genesis (1989), Macintosh (2018), PlayStation 3 (2012), Wii (2009), iPhone (2017), Android (2017), iPad (2017) and Arcade (1989)

In this game, a follow-up to the original Shinobi, once again you are Joe Musashi, but this time you're not...

Atari 2600 (1983)

You must build three walls above the tomato plants at the bottom. You must also dodge tomato bombs shot by...

Revenge of the Bird King PS Vita Front Cover

DOS (1994), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and Commodore 64 (1984)

This typically zany Jeff Minter title sets you as a mutated camel, with an optional support one mimicking your moves...

SEGA CD (1994)

Revengers of Vengeance is a combination of RPG, vertical shooter, and fighting game with a fantasy/anime style. There are ten...

Reventure Windows Front Cover
Reverie Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2017) and Macintosh (2017)

Reverse x Reverse Windows Front Cover

Windows (2015)

Reversi Quest Xbox One Front Cover

Xbox One (2016)

Reversi Quest is a turn-based strategy game that combines the classic board game Reversi (AKA Othello) with tactical RPG elements...

Reversi x Puzzle: Revertia Nintendo Switch Front Cover

Nintendo Switch (2018)

PC-98 (1995)

Revival Xanadu is a remake of Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II.The remake distinguishes itself with the more detailed, graphically more advanced...

Revival Xanadu 2: Remix PC-98 Front Cover

Windows (2018) and PC-98 (1995)

Revival Xanadu 2: Remix is a remake of Xanadu: Scenario 2.The remake is done using graphics and engine identical to...

Revoltin' Youth PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Revolve Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2017), Macintosh (2017), PlayStation 4 (2017) and Xbox One (2017)

Revolver360 Re:Actor Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

Revolver360 Re:Actor is a non-typical 3D horizontally scrolling shoot'em up. Sometimes it resembles a classic bullet hell shooter, but there...

Revue Starlight Re Live iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2018), Android (2018) and iPad (2018)

Rex ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Rex the dinosaur is fed up of the environmental damage being done by a nearby nuclear plant. As a result,...

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