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The best side-scroller games

A side-scroller (or horizontal scrolling) is a video game in which the action is shown in a side perspective and the environment scrolls mainly on an horizontal axis. Characters usually have to move from the left to the right side of the screen to go on in the game.

Most popular side-scroller games

Mega Man X4
shooterWindows XP/98/95
Duke Nukem
The Lion King

Side-scroller games

  • hercules-05
    Windows XP/98/951997protected3.9/5 Eurocom Developments
  • megaman-x-1
    DOS1995protected3.9/5 Capcom
  • castlevania-1
    DOS19903.9/5 Distinctive Software
  • super-cauldron-02
    DOS19923.9/5 Titus Interactive
  • crystalcaves2-1
    DOS1991protected3.9/5 Apogee Software
  • zool-3
    DOS19923.9/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive

    Zool was to Amiga what Sonic was for Sega consoles: a cool protagonist (a ninja of the Nth dimension!) for a high adrenaline action platformer. Zool was designed by George Allen and published by Gremlin in 1992 and it was an instant success. It was ported for many platforms, DOS included, and followed by Zool 2 in 1993.

  • darkages-3-03
    DOS1991freeware3.9/5 Scenerio Software
  • soccer-kid-01
    DOS19953.9/5 Krisalis
  • amazingspiderman-1
    DOS19903.9/5 Oxford Digital Enterprises
  • shinobi-1
    DOS19893.9/5 Sega
  • jazz-jackrabbit-holiday-hare-06
    DOS1994protected3.9/5 Epic MegaGames
  • p47-03
    DOS19903.9/5 NMK Co.
  • yie-ar-kung-fu-2-03
  • stormlord-02
    DOS19893.9/5 Hewson Consultants

    Stormlord is an abandoned DOS platform game set in a fantasy world, developed and published by Hewson Consultants in 1989 and designed by Raffaele Cecco. There was some controversy about the scantily clothed fairies in the game.

  • asterix-operation-getafix-02
    DOS19893.9/5 Coktel Vision
  • barbarian-1
    DOS19893.9/5 Psygnosis
  • cougar-force-01
    DOS19903.9/5 Coktel Vision
  • european-champ-1992-02
    DOS19923.9/5 Tecmo
  • uridium-1
    DOS19883.9/5 Hewson Consultants

    Uridium is an abandoned DOS science fiction side-scrolling shoot'em up designed by Andrew Braybrook. It was developed by Hewson Consultants and published by Mindscape for DOS in 1988. The original C64 version of Uridium won the Golde Joystick Award in 1986.

  • xargon-sh-03
    DOS1993freeware3.9/5 Epic MegaGames
  • dragonsofflame-2
    DOS1989protected3.9/5 U.S. Gold
  • attack-mutant-camels-03
  • night-hunter-06
    DOS19883.8/5 UBI Soft
  • bluesbrothers2-1
    DOS19933.8/5 Titus Interactive
  • megaman-1
    DOS19903.8/5 Capcom
  • castle-malvado-02
  • amazing-spiderman-captain-america-02
  • creatures-village-02
    Windows XP/98/95Mac2001protected3.8/5 Creature Labs
  • pacintime-splash
    DOS19933.8/5 Kalisto Entertainment

    Pac-in-Time is an abandoned action side-scrolling platformer game developed by Kalisto Entertainment and released by Mindscape in 1993 for DOS. Pac-in-time was but also published for other platforms such as Amiga, Game Boy, Mac, SNES. Pac-in-Time is essentially Fury of the Furries reskinned with Pac-Man as the main character.

  • blood-money-3
    DOS19903.8/5 DMA Design

    Blood Money is an abandoned classic sci-fi themed side-scrolling shoot'em up. Blood Money was designed by David Jones, developed by DMA Design and released by Psygnosis in 1990 for DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, C64. Blood Money features different vehicles for different levels, power ups and an energy bar that depletes when colliding with enemies or the env...