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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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Battle Valley ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

This side-view shoot 'em up involves trying to retrieve two nuclear weapons which have been stolen by terrorists. These are...

DOS (1997)

During the span of history, there have been many great strategists that have lead their troops to victory. The greatest...

Atari ST (1996)

Battle Zone is a Worms clone and just like in the original Worms the aim of the game is to...

DOS (1996)

Battling Butlers is a one-on-one fighting game, featuring five different playable objects as fighters.The roster includes 'Ace High' the playing...

Battlloon Windows Front Cover
BattoJutsu Nintendo Switch Front Cover 1st version

Nintendo Switch (2019)

Batty ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1988), iPhone (2017) and iPad (2017)

Batty is influenced by Arkanoid's method of reviving the Breakout phenomenon. You control a paddle at the bottom of the...

Batty Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988)

The Commodore 64 version of Arkanoid variant Batty has no fewer than 64 levels, compared to 14 on the other...

Arcade (1989)

Bay•Route is a side view scrolling run 'n gun shooter where the screen scrolls from left to right when you...

TurboGrafx CD (1996)

Bazaru de Gozaru no Game de Gozaru is a puzzle game starring a monkey protagonist named Bazaru. The concept of...

Amiga (1995)

In Bazza 'n' Runt, the player takes the role of Bazza in search for Old Man Misty who is said...

B.C. II: Grog's Revenge Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ColecoVision (1985), MSX (1985) and Coleco Adam (1984)

Thor has completed his Quest for Tires. Now he must discover the Meaning of Life.But it won't be easy. The...

DOS (2002)

This flippant side-scrolling platformer states its "anti-remake" philosophy in no uncertain terms: starring as X-Men's Wolverine, you get to hop,...

BC's Quest for Tires DOS Front Cover

DOS (1984), PC Booter (1984), Commodore 64 (1984), ColecoVision (1983), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1984) and MSX (1985)

Cute Chick is in trouble! She is being held captive by the dinosaur, and it is up to Thor to...

Arcade (1997)

B.C. Story is an Olympics-like sports game set in the Stone Age. The story frames the game as a contest...

Beach Buggy Simulator ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

In this game you control a beach buggy that’s competing in the Dune Trials. It consists of eight rounds and...

Beach Buzzin’ Chopper PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Beach-Head Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1985), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1984), MSX (1987), Amstrad CPC (1984), BBC Micro (1985), Electron (1985), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985), Thomson TO (1985), Thomson MO (1985) and Enterprise (1985)

A dictator took the control of a fortress on the island of Kuhn-Lin.The player's mission is to storm the island...

Beach Volley ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

While two boys playing Beach Volley a stranger passes by and give them two the possibility to play around the...

J2ME (2004)

Beach Volley Pro Challenge in an anime-flavoured one-on-one beach volleyball game. Players are shown from the sides, like in a...

Beacon Linux Front Cover

Linux (2011), Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

Beacon is a short exploration platformer written for the Ludum Dare 48 competition on the theme of discovery, where it...

Beaker Creatures Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Beaker Creatures is a color and shape matching game. All the creatures in the lab have four physical features: eyes,...

Beam 'Em Up PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

Bean Dreams iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2014), Android (2015), iPad (2014) and tvOS (2015)

TRS-80 CoCo (1986) and Dragon 32/64 (1986)

Roy Coates, who converted the classic platformers Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy to the Dragon, went on to form...

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