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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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A Dwarf's Story Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

The dwarfs are trapped below ground. You, the Avatar, are having odd dreams. The Wiseman says this is prophesied that...

A.E. Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), VIC-20 (1982), MSX (1984), PC-88 (1984) and FM-7 (1984)

A.E. is a Space Invaders inspired game with a 3D view. In A.E. the earth is under attack by swarms...

Aegis Defenders Macintosh Front Cover
Aegis Wing Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007) and Xbox One (2016)

Aegis Wing is a side-scrolling shooter originally created by three Microsoft interns. The player controls a small ship in epic...

A+ Elemental Stones: Earth, Water, Air, Fire & Gems iPad Front Cover
Aerannis Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2015) and Macintosh (2015)

Aerial Assault Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1992) and SEGA Master System (1990)

In Aerial Assault, you play the Freedom Fighter who must destroy five targets, including the Vinsk, CB-53 Bomber, "El", and...

Atari ST (1994)

Aerial Combat ST is a two player dogfight game written in STOS. Since this is a dogfight the aim is...

Atari ST (1992)

Aerius is a puzzle game in which the objective is to clear all the colored blocks from the game area....

Aero Porter Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Aero the Acro-Bat Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002), SNES (1993), Genesis (1993) and Wii (2010)

You play as bat Aero, who have to stop the mad scientist Edgar Ektor, who is trying to rid the...

Aero the Acro-Bat 2 Genesis Front Cover

SNES (1994), Genesis (1994) and Wii (2010)

In the sequel to Aero the Acro-Bat you have to defeat evil industrialist Edgar Ektor once again. He is back...

AeternoBlade Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2014), PS Vita (2014), PlayStation 4 (2015), Xbox One (2017) and Nintendo Switch (2018)

Aether Browser Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2008) and Browser (2008)

A lonely boy strays a bit far from home one day and notices a glimmer in the sky. Although afraid...

A Fading Melody Xbox 360 Front Cover 1st version

Xbox 360 (2009)

A Fading Melody is a 2D platformer that puts the player in the black and white mind of a female...

A Fairy Tale Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

An evil being is threatening the fairy village so the Chief of the Fairies sent Delfbert, Will and Angelica to...

Affordable Space Adventures Wii U Front Cover

Wii U (2015)

Affordable Space Adventures is a 2.5D exploration game. It uses the futuristic idea that people can pay to become a...

A Fi$tful of Buck$ Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985)

A bounty hunter must explore the desert looking for buildings – which include a bank, a cemetery, a saloon, an...

A Flipping Good Time Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

A Flipping Good Time is a fast 2D platform game based around gravity similar to VVVVVV, but the character does...

A Flying Jatt Android Front Cover

iPhone (2016), Android (2016) and iPad (2016)

Africa Hunting Windows Front Cover

Windows (2017)

Commodore 64 (1984)

In African Safari, you play the role of Dr. Livingstone who must explore a national park near the Zambezi River....

DOS (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Take to the desert on your off-road bike as you negotiate all the stages of the African trail.Before you start...

A Frog Game Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (2012), Xbox 360 (2009), iPhone (2013), BlackBerry (2014), Android (2011), iPad (2013) and Windows Phone (2011)

The object of A Frog Game is to jump and use the frog's tongue to catch flies for lunch. The...

PlayStation (2001)

Afro Ken: The Puzzle is a puzzle game where you control a dog who has to align afros by color...

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