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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.

Platforms

  • Windows
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Mac
  • iPad
  • Android Tablet
  • Linux
  • Steam
  • Online
  • Windows Phone
  • Xbox
  • Playstation
  • GOG.com
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Features

  • Gaming
  • Single player
  • Endless gameplay
  • 2D Game
  • Multiplayer
  • Portable
  • Procedurally generated
  • Shooting
  • 8-bit Game
  • Free to play
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License

  • Free
  • Open Source
  • Paid

Terraria

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.

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SuperTux

SuperTux is a classic 2D jump'n run sidescroller game in a style similar to the original Super Mario games.

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Limbo

Limbo (stylized as LIMBO) is a puzzle-platform video game and the premiere title of independent Danish game developer Playdead.

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King Arthur's Gold

KAG is a game about mining, building castles and destroying your enemies.

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Cave Story

Cave Story, or Doukutsu Monogatari, is a Japanese freeware PC side-scrolling platformer game developed by Studio Pixel .

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Trine

“Trine is a physics-based action game where three characters allow clever solutions to challenges created by hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies.

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Clonk

Clonk is an entertaining, action-packed game of strategy, tactics, and skill.

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Capsized

Capsized is a retro-inspired 2d platformer developed by Alientrap. Presented in a unique hand drawn art style.

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Epic Inventor

Discontinued

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.

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Flying 2048

Flying 2048... quite possibly the most "addicting" game in the world.

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OpenClonk

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.

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Super Mario Run

Mario jumps into a new adventure on iPhone and iPad, this time playable using only one hand.

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Prince of Persia

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.

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Comb Over Charlie

You’ve been mocked for your comb over long enough. As you swim the ocean you’re laughed at and insulted.

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Flappy Bird

Discontinued

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.

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Altitude

Altitude, a 2D side-scrolling airplane shooter game created by Erik Measure and Karl Sabo, the founders of Nimbly Games.

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Inside

The dark and eerie sequel to the hit platformer game, Limbo.

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Maplestory

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.

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MegaMan Unlimited

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.

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Cortex Command

Cortex Command is a 2-dimensional side-scrolling action game developed by Data Realms.

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Metal Slug

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.

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Cuphead

Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles.

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Another World

Survive an alien world in this pioneer action/platformer game that debuted in 1991.

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God of War

God of War is an action-adventure video game series for Playstation series (only God of War: Betrayal is for Java mobile phones), loosely based on Greek mythology.

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Megaman: Day in the Limelight

Discontinued

The official website is no longer available. Game can still be found at https://www.moddb.com/games/megaman-day-in-the-limelight/downloads/megamandl-v11

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.

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