The Best “SIDE SCROLLING GAMES” (2D Games)

Highlights

Braid / Pc Styles Puzzle-Platformer Released Apr 10, 2009

Odin Sphere / Playable on Pc Styles Third-Person 2D Action RPG Released May 22, 2007

VVVVVV / Pc Styles Puzzle-Platformer Released Jan 11, 2010

Super Mario World / Snes, Playable on Pc Styles 2D Platformer Developer Nintendo Release Date: 1990
Spelunky Styles 2D Platformer Developer Derek Yu Release Date: 2008
Gunstar Heroes Styles 2D Platform Shooter Developer Treasure Release: 1993

Game Category Image
Castlevania Symphony of the Night -Side-Scrolling Platform Rpg 1997
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project Side-Scrolling Shooter 2002
Contra Shattered Soldier Platform Shooter 2002
Alien Hominid Platform Shooter 2004
Bionic Commando Renamed Platform Shooter 2008
Blaster Master Platform Shooter 1988
Earthworm Jim Platform Shooter 1994
R-Type Delta Side-Scrolling Shooter 1999
Viewtiful Joe 2 Side-Scrolling Combat 2004
Darius Gaiden Side-Scrolling Shooter 1998
Metal Slug 4 & 5 Shoot-‘Em-Up 2005
Space Tripper Side-Scrolling Shooter 2005
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Side-Scrolling Shooter 1998
Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil Side-Scrolling 3D Platform 2001
In Search of Dr. Riptide Side-Scrolling Shooter 1994
Batman Forever Arcade Side-Scrolling Combat 1997
Gradius V Side-Scrolling Shooter 2004
The Red Star Side-Scrolling Combat 2007
Einhander Side-Scrolling Shooter 1998
Stargunner Side-Scrolling Shooter 1996
Thunder Force VI Side-Scrolling Shooter 2008
Phoenix Assault Side-Scrolling Shooter 2006
Neo Contra Side-Scrolling Shooter 2004
The Raiden Project Vertical-Scrolling Shooter 1996
Silpheed: The Lost Planet Vertical-Scrolling Shooter 2001
RayStorm Vertical-Scrolling Shooter 1997
S.R.A.C.S. Side-Scrolling Shooter 2007
TAGAP Side-Scrolling Shooter 2007

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13 thoughts on “The Best “SIDE SCROLLING GAMES” (2D Games)”

  1. if anyone could please help me, about a year ago i downloaded a game, it was a 2d sci fi game which ofcourse i cant remember the name but anyways, it was like a beta… i could lay down either robots or humans or cyborgs and give them guns OR little lazer mining tools (they would dig up gold for money) i could also build a base and dropships would come down every so often and like if you were human and lets say you lost a leg you would end up bleeding to death. did i mention there was jet packs and it was kinda like a side scroller game. if you can find it please send me email at –> turbanhead@hotmail.com <– thanks 🙂

  2. Old computer game? Side scrolling, around year 2000 ?

    I used to play an old game on my computer around year 2000-2001. There was this annoying repetitive background music sort of christmas-y, and the main character was like a dog with a hat, it was a side scrolling game where you use the arrow keys an the spacebar to jump & you would collect presets and coins and candy canes

    I forgot the name and its driving me crazy?!
    Does it sound familiar?
    If it does email me! Greatstar11@hotmail.com

  3. plz answer somebody but im looking for an awesome game that has the gameplay similiar to plasma burst 2 but is also a mmo

    plz plz plz plz plz answer somebody!!!!

  4. plz answer somebody but im looking for an awesome game that has the gameplay similiar to plasma burst 2 but is also a mmo

    plz plz plz plz plz answer somebody!!!!

  5. "Old computer game? Side scrolling, around year 2000 ?"

    Your game is Happyland Adventures Xmas edition. Great free little game.

  6. I am searching for a game, it is a side scroller on pc and you get too choose your class at the beginning either a knight theif etc you would move forward only by defeating monsters and you could bring a companion with you. The main place is a small town and you could buy pets and recruit other people. I'm really sorry if this is vague but I really don't remember much but I want to find the game again.

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