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131 Best Side Scrolling Games

Side Scrolling (also known as Side scroller or 2D) is a video game where the gameplay action is viewed from a side-view, and the character or protagonist moves from the left side to the right of the screen to complete the objective. The side-scrolling format uses in the platform video game genre revolves around jumping, running, climbing, and fighting through the variety of diverse levels. Super Mario Bros. is the best example of side-scrolling games. Side-scroll format also famous among Role-playing, Beat ‘em up, and the Korean Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games like MapleStory. There are different types of Side-Scrolling games such as Side-scrolling Shooters, Side-scrolling Racing, Side-scrolling Platformers, Side-scrolling Beat ‘em up and more. In these games, the player controls the protagonist, who can move from the left side to the right side, while fighting enemies, collecting coins, power-ups, etc. and scoring the highest points to meet the objectives.

2. Bloody Zombies

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Bloody Zombies is an Action-Adventure, Beat ‘em up, Side-scroll Fighting, Single-player and Multiplayer video game created by Paw Print Games Ltd. and published by nDreams. The game takes place in the fictional London invaded by an unknown plague, which transforms the humans into zombie-like creatures. There are different characters available,…

4. SpeedRunners

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SpeedRunners is a Platform, Side-scroll, Single-player and Multiplayer video game created by DoubleDutch Games and published by tinyBuild. The game offers fast-paced runner gameplay played from side-scroll perspective. It takes place in the thrilling world and features various characters, from which the player can select his favorite one with unique…

6. Lep’s World

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Lep’s World is an Arcade, Traditional Platform, Side-scroll and Single-player video game like Super Mario developed by NerByte GmbH for mobile platforms as well as Microsoft Windows. It is the first title in the series of Lep’s World and offers an exciting gameplay with touch controls. In the game, you…

7. Boid

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Boid by Mokus Games is a brilliant new Action, Side-Scrolling, RTS and Fighting and run and Gun video game like Metal Slug 3. The game is about an advanced Bio Organic Drone who crash lands on a planet, releases countless life forms to mutate and evolve just according to the…

8. Dark Throne

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Dark Throne is an Action-Adventure, Side-scroll, Platform and Single-player video game for Windows platform. It is an exciting game, in which you assume the role of the protagonist, who is a knight. The protagonist embarks on an epic quest to eliminate the mad King from the Kingdom Tremont. The mad…

9. Mimpi

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Mimpi mixes the Action-Adventure, Puzzle-Platform, and Side-scroll elements developed by Silicon Jelly and published by Crescent Moon Games. It is the sequel to Mimpi Dreams released in 2015. The game offers a new strange world where it takes place and puts you on a unique adventure, where you controls a…

14. The Way

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The Way is an Action-Adventure, Side-Scroll and Single-player Puzzle video game developed by Puzzling Dream. The game offers the similar gameplay to Flashback, Another World and Heart of Darkness. It revolves around a team of space explorer, who lost his one friend and can’t accept the death of his friend.…

16. Ecotone

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Ecotone is an Action-Adventure, Puzzle-Platform, and Single-player video game released by Sundae Factory. The game offers a unique gameplay that you have ever played before. You’re not a hero and you don’t have to save any world. The game is about an ecotone, a transition zone between two different worlds…

18. TY the Tasmanian Tiger 4

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TY the Tasmanian Tiger 4 combines the 2D, Adventure, Platform and Action elements developed and published by Krome Studios for Windows. It is the fourth title in the series of TY the Tasmanian Tiger and only the game, taking place in the 2D environment rather than 3D environment like previous…

20. Another World

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Another World is a 1991 Action-Adventure, Graphic Adventure ad Single-player video game with Side-scroll elements developed by Delphine Software. The game follows a character, who is a scientist and finds himself on a dangerous alien planet due to his experiment gone wrong. In the strange world, the protagonist needs to…

21. Dangerous Dave

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Dangerous Dave is a 1988 Platform, Side-scroll and Single-player video game created by John Romero and published by Softdisk. It is the first game in the series of Dangerous Dave and offers a brilliant gameplay, in which the player has to gather diamonds and a gold cup to move on…

22. Ricochet Kills: Noir

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Ricochet Kills: Noir is a Puzzle, 2D, Side-scroll and Single-player video game developed by Mibix. The game offers an incredible gameplay that you have never experience before and introduces a variety of levels filled with enemies and other objects. You assume the role of the protagonist, who equips with a…

24. Samorost 3

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Samorost 3 is an Adventure, Puzzle and Single-player video game developed and published by Amanita Design available to play on multiple platforms. The game mixes the Point and Click and Adventure elements, and it is the third installment in the series of Samorost game and the sequel to Samorost 2.…

25. Terraria 2

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Terraria 2 is an Action-Adventure, Survival, Single and Multiplayer video game developed by Re-Logic and published by 505 Games. The game combines the elements of Side-scroll, Sandbox, crafting, exploration, and combat. You assume the role of the protagonist, and your primary goal is to manipulate the 2D randomly generated the…

29. Run Chubby Dudes!

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Run Chubby Dudes is an Action, Endless Runner and Single-player Simulation developed and published by Talbone. The game offers a breathtaking gameplay that you’ve never experienced before. It revolves around Chubby Dudes, the innocent creatures who stuck in a destructive world filled with insane obstacles, and deadly machines which cut…

33. Killer Instinct (1995)

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Killer Instinct (1995) is an Action, Side-scroll Fighting, Single and Multiplayer video game created by Rareware and published by Midway. According to the story, a powerful megacorporation known as Ultratech organizes a deadly tournament called Killer Instinct and invites several characters to participate in multiple matches. There are various playable…

34. Pandemonium

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Pandemonium is a Platform and Single-player video game created by Toys for Blob and published by Crystal Dynamics for PlayStation and Windows platforms. It offers an exciting story, in which Nikki, a joker, and Fargus casts a spell to destroy the town. The primary task is to reach the end…

35. Tom and Jerry: The Ultimate Game of Cat and Mouse!

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Tom and Jerry: The Ultimate Game of Cat and Mouse! is an Adventure, Puzzle-Platform, Side-scroll and Single-player video game developed and published by Hi Tech Expressions. The game offers an exciting gameplay based on famous cartoon Tom & Jerry. According to the story, Tom has captured and locked Jerry’s nephew…

36. Zone4

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Zone4 is a Free-to-Play, Acton Role-playing, and Fighting video game with Massively Multiplayer Online elements developed and published by Infovine co., Ltd. The game takes place in the fantasy-based world and offers a variety of character classes. You can select one of them to get into the world where you…

37. Deadlight: Director’s Cut

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Deadlight: Director’s Cut developed by Tequila Works and published by Microsoft Studios is an Action, Side-scroll, Horror-Survival and Single-player video game for multiple platforms. The game takes place in the Seattle in 1986 and revolves around the story of the protagonist named as Randall Wayne, who is a former park…

38. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

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Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is an Action-Adventure, Platform, and Single-player video game developed by Sega Studios Australia and published by Disney Interactive Studios. It is the remake of the original video game developed by Sega Genesis in 1990, which was the first installment in the series of Mickey…

40. Epic Skater

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Epic Skater is an Arcade, Side-scroll, and Single-player video game focuses on Skateboard element developed by Your Daily Fill for Android and iOS. The game takes place in the beautiful world and puts you in the role of the cute character and lets you grind, kickflip, and perform combo your…

43. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

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Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is an Action, Fighting, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed and published by Midway Games for multiple platforms. The game introduces a variety of characters and each character has its unique personality and ability. The player needs to select his playable character with the best statistics and…

44. Badland 2

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Badland 2 is a Side-scroll, Puzzle, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed by Frogmind Games and published by Cheetah Games. It is a sequel to Badland game, released in 2013 for Android and iOS. The game offers the similar gameplay to the previous game and puts the player in the…

49. Rain World

Win PS4
Rain World is a Single-player and Platformer video game created by Videocult and published by Adult Swim Games. In the gameplay, the player commands a strange cat-like creature who is searching for a derelict world for his beloved family. The player uses the debris weapon to escape the enemies, reach…
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