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Multi-direction scrolling games sorted by release date

A multi-directional scroller is a video game in which the action is shown in a top-down or isometric perspective and the player can scroll the screen in any direction (vertical, horizontal, diagonal).

Most popular multi-directional scroller games

Sid Meier's SimGolf
sportsWindows XP/98/95
Dune 2000
strategyWindows XP/98/95
Grand Theft Auto 2
action-adventureWindows XP/98/95
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Ultima 2: Revenge of the Enchantress

DOS19834/5 Origin Systems
The second chapter of the Ultima saga is much similar to the first one (same top down visual, same dungeon 3d visual, same gameplay), although there are many small improvements. The series begins to take the shape of the detailed, deep, rpg saga that gamers will always remember.
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Boulder Dash

DOS19843.7/5 First Star Software
Boulder Dash is a classic action-puzzle video game that was first released in 1984 by First Star Software. In Boulder Dash, players control a character named Rockford as he digs through caves to collect diamonds while avoiding falling boulders and other hazards. The game is set in a scrolling, grid-based environment, and players must strategic...
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Boulder Dash 2: Rockford's Revenge

DOS19853.5/5 First Star Software
Boulder Dash II is the sequel to the original Boulder Dash game. It was released in 1985 and follows the same basic gameplay mechanics as its predecessor while introducing new levels and features.In Boulder Dash II, players once again control the character Rockford as he explores caves, collects diamonds, and avoids various hazards such as falling ...
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Ultima 3: Exodus

DOSMac19854.2/5 Origin Systems
Ultima III: Exodus is a role-playing video game developed by Richard Garriott and published by Origin Systems. It was released in 1983 for the Apple II and later ported to various other platforms such as the Commodore 64, MS-DOS, and NES.The game is set in the fantasy world of Sosaria, where the player controls a party of adventurers on a quest to ...
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Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar

DOS1985freeware4.1/5 Origin Systems
Ultima IV is remembered as one of the best Ultima games ever released, designed as usual by Richard Garriott. Garriott took the Ultima series to a whole new level by introducing the eight virtues: honesty, compassion, valor, justice, sacrifice, honor, spirituality, humility. Ultima IV started the trilogy known as "Age of Enlightenment".
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Gauntlet

DOS19864.1/5 Mindscape
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Boulder Dash Construction Kit

DOS19873.9/5 First Star Software
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Into the Eagle's Nest

DOS19873.9/5 Pandora
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Marble Madness

DOS19873.7/5 Atari
Marble Madness is an abandoned isometric action game designed by Mark Cerny and originally published by Atari as a successful and iconic arcade game. It was later converted for many platform in 1986 and for IBM PCs in 1987 by Atari.
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The Faery Tale Adventure: Book I

DOS19873.8/5 MicroIllusions
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Ultima 1: The First Age of Darkness

DOS19874/5 Origin Systems
This is the first of the very popular RPG saga Ultima. The setting is the land of Sosaria, the enemy to defeat is Mondain. It's a classic cRPG. The wilderness and cities are represented from a top down perspective, while dungeons can be explored in a first person 3d view.
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Mad Mix

DOS19884.3/5 Topo Soft
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Ultima 5: Warriors of Destiny

DOS19884.2/5 Origin Systems
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A Nightmare on Elm street

DOS19893.9/5 Westwood Studios
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Alien Syndrome

DOS19894.3/5 Sega
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APB

DOS19894/5 Atari
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Aspar GP Master

DOS19893.8/5 Dinamic Multimedia
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Demon Stalkers

DOS19893.6/5 Micro Forté
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Gauntlet 2

DOS19894.1/5 Atari
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Livingstone 2

DOS19893.9/5 Opera Soft
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Moonwalker

DOS19893.1/5 Emerald Software
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Satan

DOS19893.8/5 Dinamic Multimedia
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SimCity

DOSWindows 3.xWindows XP/98/951989protected4.1/5 Maxis
SimCity (or SimCity Classic) is a popular city building simulation in which you, the mayor of a city, have to build a metropolis from the ground up. You can build police and fire departments, assign industrial, residential or commercial areas, manage power distribution, build ports and airports. Grow your city from village to metropolis and try to ...
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Time Bandit

DOS19894.3/5 MichTron
Time Bandit is a classic top-down arcade-style video game that was released in 1982 for various home computer systems, such as the Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, and others. It was developed by MichTron. In Time Bandit, players control a character who must navigate through a series of maze-like levels, battling various enemies and collecting treasure a...
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Times of Lore

DOS19894.1/5 Origin Systems
Times of Lore is an abandoned action RPG designed by Chris Roberts, developed and released by Origin Systems in 1989 for DOS and many more 8 bit and 16 bit platforms. Compared to Ultima (the much more popular franchise also by Origin) Times of Lore is a washed down RPG, more similar to a NES game. In fact, Roberts was inspired by The Legend of Zelda.
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Titan

DOS19893.5/5 Titus Interactive
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Chagunitzu

DOS19904.1/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Cloud Kingdoms

DOS19903.6/5 Logotron
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Escape from Hell

DOS19904/5 Electronic Arts