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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.
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Lucky Luke

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 Infogrames
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Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars

DOS19904.2/5 id software
Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars is a platform video game developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1990 as shareware for MS-DOS. The game follows the adventures of an eight-year-old genius named Billy Blaze, who uses his homemade spaceship to travel to various alien planets to save the Earth from alien invaders known as V...
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Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die!

DOS1990protected4.2/5 id software
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Titus the Fox

DOS1992protected4.2/5 Titus Interactive
Titus the Fox is a DOS horizontal scrolling platform game developed by Titus Interactive in 1992. As Titus, you have to advance through 15 levels to rescue your beloved Suzy who has been kidnapped. The player can interact with objects by throwing them at foes, or jumping higher. There are bosses at the end of each level and secret rooms spread acro...
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Earthworm Jim

DOS1995protected4.2/5 Shiny Entertainment
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Wrath of the Demon

DOS19914.2/5 Abstrax
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Mega Man X4

Windows XP/98/9519984.1/5 Capcom
Mega Man X4 is an abandoned side scrolling action-platform video game that was released for Windows, the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn in 1997 and 1998. Mega Man X4 is part of the Mega Man X series, which is a spin-off of the original Mega Man series, and it was developed by Capcom. Mega Man X4 is set in a dystopian future where h...
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Dangerous Dave: Risky Rescue

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Double Dragon II: The Revenge

DOS19884.1/5 Technos Japan
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Body Blows

DOS19934.1/5 Team 17
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Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame

DOSMac OS19934.1/5 Broderbund
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Eye of Horus

DOS19894.1/5 Denton Designs
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Superstar Ice Hockey

DOS19874.1/5 DesignStar Consultants
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Altered Beast

DOS19904.1/5 Sega
Altered Beast is a classic side-scrolling beat 'em up arcade game developed and published by Sega. It was originally released in arcades in 1988 and later ported to various home consoles, including the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.Players control a resurrected centurion who battles through five levels filled with undead creatures and other mythical beas...
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Guldkorn Expressen

DOS19914.1/5 SilverRock productions
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Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion

DOS1991protected4.1/5 id software
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Doofus

DOS19944.1/5 X-ample Architectures
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Duke Nukem

DOS19914.1/5 Apogee Software
Duke Nukem 1 was released in 1991 by Apogee Software for MS-DOS, and it marked the beginning of the Duke Nukem franchise. Duke Nukem is a side-scrolling action platformer game with a sci-fi theme. In this original game, players control Duke Nukem, a muscular action hero tasked with saving the world from the evil Dr. Proton. Dr. Proton has taken con...
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Cool Spot

DOS19944.1/5 Virgin Interactive
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Time Slaughter

DOS1996freeware4.1/5 Bloodlust Software
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Ghosts 'n Goblins remake

Windows2004freewareremake4.1/5
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Ardentryst

WindowsLinux20094.1/5
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Karateka

DOS19864.1/5 Broderbund
Karateka is a martial arts themed action / fighting game released by Broderbund in 1986 for DOS. Karateka is the first game designed by Jordan Mechner, the father of the Prince of Persia franchise. Karateka was also published for Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, C64, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum.
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Alien Rampage

DOS19964.1/5
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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Windows XP/98/9519954.1/5 Activision
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is a platform video game that was originally released in 1994. It is a sequel to the classic 1982 game Pitfall! but features updated graphics and gameplay mechanics. The game was developed by Activision and initially released for various platforms, including PC, the Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNE...
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Cosmo's Cosmic Adventures

DOS1992protected4.1/5 Apogee Software
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Wings of Fury

DOS19894.1/5 Broderbund
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Metal Mutant

DOS19914.1/5 Silmarils