The best classic and old school Side-scrolling games

Disney's Tarzan

Disney's Tarzan

Disney's Tarzan (also known as Tarzan Action Game) is a platformer created by Eurocom Developments and published by Disney in 1999 for Playstation and Windows. It was also ported to Nintendo 64.

Year: 1999 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2019-12-04Tags: 2.5d jungle licensed movies nature polygons side-scrolling

Mario Forever

Mario Forever

Mario Forever is a freeware clone/unofficial remake of the popular Super Mario Bros. It was created by Buziol Games, and it was released for Windows only in 2004. After many reque...

Year: 2004 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-06-17Tags: arcade clone enhanced remakes freeware hop and bop side-scrolling super mario bros

Claw

Claw

Claw is a 2D platformer developed and published by Monolith Productions as a PC exclusive in 1997. Despite the fanmade adaptations and the repeated attempts to continue the story officially, it did not receive any sequel.

Year: 1997 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-03-14Tags: 2d cartoon multiplayer pirates side-scrolling

Super Contra

Super Contra

Super Contra is an arcade game developed and published by Konami in 1988, also ported for Nintendo Entertainment in 1990 This installment is a sequel to the legendary Contra (19...

Year: 1990 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-03-07Tags: aliens coin-up conversion multi-directional platform-shooter run and gun science fiction side-scrolling

Rayman

Rayman

The first game in the popular Rayman series is a 2D side-scrolling adventure developed and published by Ubisoft and released in 1995 for PC MS-DOS, Playstation, Sega Saturn and other platforms.

Year: 1995 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: cartoon platform side-scrolling

The Godfather

The Godfather

The Godfather is the official videogame of the Francis Ford Coppola film released in 1972. The game was developed by Creative Materials and published by U.S. Gold in 1992 for Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS.

Year: 1992 Genre: Action Updated: 2021-06-15Tags: crime & punishment licensed movies multi-type shoot em up side-scrolling

Jazz Jackrabbit 2

Jazz Jackrabbit 2

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is a side-scrolling platformer produced by Epic Games (at that time under the name Epic MegaGames) and, after an accidental confirmation by Arjan Brussee in 1994, it was published in 1998 for Windows.

Year: 1998 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-04-03Tags: 2 players cartoon multiplayer platform-shooter shoot em up side-scrolling split-screen

Fright Night

Fright Night

Fright Night is a game released by MicroDeal in 1988, based on the 1985 horror/comedy film "Fright Night". Good graphics and excellent music by David Whittaker, but gameplay-wise, the title is not very original.

Year: 1988 Genre: Action Updated: 2021-06-07Tags: amiga original game horror licensed movies side-scrolling vampires

Ghosts 'N Goblins Remake

Ghosts 'N Goblins Remake

Ghosts 'n Goblins Remake is a freeware clone of the 1985 popular side-scrolling platforming game developed by Capcom for arcades..

Year: 2004 Genre: Action Updated: 2016-12-05Tags: clone coin-up conversion dark fantasy freeware horror platform side-scrolling sword and sorcery

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Pitfall: the Mayan Adventure is a side-scrolling action platformer. It's the forth game in the Pitfall series. It was developed by Activision in partnership with Redline games and published by Activision in 1994.

Year: 1995 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-01-11Tags: arcade genesis original game hand-drawn animations jungle platform side-scrolling

Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion

Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion

Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion (a.k.a. Dangerous Dave 2) is the sequel to the original Dangerous Dave and was developed by Gamer’s Edge and id Software; and published by Softdisk Publishing in 1991 for DOS.

Year: 1991 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: 2d horror platform-shooter side-scrolling

A.M.C.: Astro Marine Corps

A.M.C.: Astro Marine Corps

Astro Marine Corps (or simply A.M.C.) is a horizontal scrolling shoot-em-up created by the Spanish studio Creepsoft/Dinamic Software. Released originally for the Amstrad CPC and ot...

Year: 1990 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-06-07Tags: aliens msx platform-shooter run and gun side-scrolling

Earthworm Jim

Earthworm Jim

Earthworm Jim is a 2D shooter/platformer created by Shiny Entertainment originally for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and published in 1994. The game design and the creation of the c...

Year: 1994 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2019-10-24Tags: comedy genesis original game hand-drawn animations platform-shooter run and gun side-scrolling

Contra: Hard Corps

Contra: Hard Corps

Contra: Hard Corps, also known as Probotector, is a shoot 'em-up created by Konami and published in 1994 for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive. The Contra series started as an arcade ...

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-11-26Tags: 2 players co-op platform-shooter run and gun science fiction side-scrolling