Side Scroller Games
A classic genre rooted in arcade-style game design and progression, side scrolling video games focus on movement in a 2D plane from, well, side to side in a scrolling fashion. Codified by legendary games such as the Super Mario Bros. series, side scrollers can have plenty of variety unto themselves, with creativity-focused games such as Terraria having completely different focuses when compared to the origins of the genre.
Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. The world is your canvas and the ground itself is your paint.
SuperTux is a classic 2D jump'n run sidescroller game in a style similar to the original Super Mario games.
Limbo (stylized as LIMBO) is a puzzle-platform video game and the premiere title of independent Danish game developer Playdead.
KAG is a game about mining, building castles and destroying your enemies.
Cave Story, or Doukutsu Monogatari, is a Japanese freeware PC side-scrolling platformer game developed by Studio Pixel .
“Trine is a physics-based action game where three characters allow clever solutions to challenges created by hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies.
Clonk is an entertaining, action-packed game of strategy, tactics, and skill.
Capsized is a retro-inspired 2d platformer developed by Alientrap. Presented in a unique hand drawn art style.
In October 2013, development stopped the sourcecode is available on Github. In May 2016 developer is thinking about revisit the project
I have said a few times that Epic Inventor was inspired by Terraria. There are obvious similarities you can see right away in the various screenshots I’ve posted.
Flying 2048... quite possibly the most "addicting" game in the world.
You’ve been mocked for your comb over long enough. As you swim the ocean you’re laughed at and insulted.
OpenClonk is a free multiplayer action game where you control clonks, small but witty and nimble humanoid beings. The game is mainly about mining, settling and fast-paced melees.
Flappy Bird was removed by the developer from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store.
Flappy Bird is a side-scrolling mobile game featuring 2D retro style graphics.
Mario jumps into a new adventure on iPhone and iPad, this time playable using only one hand.
Prince of Persia is a video game franchise created by Jordan Mechner, originally developed and published by Brøderbund, then the Learning Company, and currently Ubisoft.
Altitude, a 2D side-scrolling airplane shooter game created by Erik Measure and Karl Sabo, the founders of Nimbly Games.
Maplestory is a free, 2D, side-scrolling MMORPG that offers distinctive avatars, a huge variety of items and quests, ease of control, and an ever-expanding world to explore.
Megaman Unlimited is a Megaman fan-game in the classic 8-Bit NES style both in sound and visuals. It is similar to Megaman 3 and Megaman 9-10 in design philosophy.
Cortex Command is a 2-dimensional side-scrolling action game developed by Data Realms.
Survive an alien world in this pioneer action/platformer game that debuted in 1991.
Megaman DL and Megaman DL 2 are fan-made spinoffs of the Megaman/Rockman games. Play as the robot bosses from Megaman 1 and 2.
Mega Man Revolution is fan made game that mimics the look and feel of classic 8-bit Mega Man.Notes:
A fan-made game based on the Castlevania series.
Join SEGA's legendary platformer icon in the action-packed side-scroller that started it all.
With a long history tracing back to early stand-up arcade systems and NEO GEO console, Metal Slug (series) is the definitive bullet hell platformer.