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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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Hotshot Atari ST Front Cover

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

A simple two-player game released to much marketing fanfare, Hotshot places you and another player (either another person or an...

Hot Wheels Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985)

Hot Wheels is a licensed title based on the toy cars from Mattel and attempts to recreate the playing of...

Hot Wheels: Race Off iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2016), Android (2016), iPad (2016) and tvOS (2017)

Game Boy Color (2000)

A side-scrolling stunt racer where the player is rewarded with speed bonuses for each stunt. Tracks are based on the...

The House Jack Built ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

After collecting heaps of treasures from his previous two adventures, Jack and the Beanstalk and Giant's Revenge, Jack was able...

House of Dead Ninjas Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

Legend says that long ago a one-armed ninja traversed the Ziggurat of Infinum, a tower so impenetrable it can only...

House of Usher Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984)

House of Usher is a single screen platformer where you have to enter the house and escape various rooms to...

Amstrad CPC (1985)

The House That Jack Built is an educational game for practising maths. The player's task is to help Jack build...

DOS (1988)

Hover is a futuristic Tennis-like game for two players. Each controls a racket-wielding character on one side of the court,...

PC-88 (1985), Sharp X1 (1984) and FM-7 (1986)

Hover Attack is a multi-directional shooter in which the player has to transfer a mobile base through a hostile level...

Acorn 32-bit (1988)

Hoverbod is an action puzzle game where the player controls a yellow spherical droid who has to retrieve some stolen...

Windows (2010), Intellivision (1986) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Terrorist forces have taken over the island city of New Seeburg. They are equipped with heavily armed combat helicopters, so...

Sinclair QL (1987)

Hoverzone is a Defender clone. The player controls a space ship that can be moved left or right in a...

Hovniválové Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Hovniválové is a 2D point-and-click adventure about the teenager Jerry who falls into a mysterious world of animated comic stories....

Windows (2008)

How is a short side-scrolling game where the player controls a girl who needs to collect balls and drop them...

Commodore 64 (1989)

In Howard the Cover the player takes the role of Howard who wants to impress his girlfriend. To do so,...

Howard the Duck Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), Apple II (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), MSX (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Your two best friends Phil and Beverly have been captured by a dark overlord! He is keeping them captive in...

The Howler Windows Front Cover

Windows (2016)

How My Grandfather Won the War Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

How My Grandfather Won The War is a horizontally-scrolling game made for the 6th Casual Gameplay Design Competition based around...

How to be a Complete Bastard Amstrad CPC Front Cover

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

This game is based around cult ‘alternative comedian’ Ade Edmondson’s book of the same name. Having gate-crashed a party full...

How to Cope with Boredom and Loneliness Linux Front Cover
How to Fool a Liar King Macintosh Front Cover
How to Raise a Dragon Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

In How to Raise a Dragon, players guide a dragon through its life phases, shaping its abilities and behavior.The game...

How to Take Off Your Mask Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2015), Macintosh (2015), iPhone (2015), Android (2015) and iPad (2015)

Windows (1998) and Windows 3.x (1998)

Hoyle Battling Ships and War is a collection of two games: Battling Ships and War. Neither game is exclusive to...

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