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

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

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 side-scrolling super mario bros

Streets of Rage 2

Streets of Rage 2

Streets of Rage 2, released in Japan as Bare Knuckle II: The Requiem of the Deadly Battle, is a beat-em-up created by SEGA for the Mega Drive/Genesis and released in 1993. The tit...

Year: 1993 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2020-09-14Tags: 2 players anime brawler fighting genesis original game 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: 2019-10-22Tags: cartoon platform 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 (1987...

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

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

The Adventures of Lomax

The Adventures of Lomax

The Adventures of Lomax is a platformer created by Psygnosis and released in 1996 for Windows and Playstation, as a spin-off of the famous game Lemmings. When I played my first Pl...

Year: 1997 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-10-13Tags: 2d cartoon side-scrolling

Pegasus

Pegasus

Pegasus is an action game developed by Optimus and published by Gremlin in 1991 for PC, Amiga, and Atari ST. In this title, clearly inspired by mythology, you are Perseus, and you have to fight Satan and his guardians.

Year: 1991 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-10-18Tags: fantasy multi-type mythology parallax scrolling platform shoot em up side-scrolling

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

Total Recall

Total Recall

Total Recall is the adaptation of the science-fiction movie directed by Paul Verhoeven, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The game was released in 1990, the same year of the film, and Ocean published it.

Year: 1990 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-10-08Tags: licensed movies multi-type platform-shooter science fiction side-scrolling

Terry's Big Adventure

Terry's Big Adventure

Terry's Big Adventure is a platformer created by Gametec and published in 1989 for the Commodore 64, Amiga, and Atari ST. The game is clearly inspired by Great Giana Sisters, which was, in turn, a sort of clone of Super Mario.

Year: 1989 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-10-08Tags: 2d jumper platform side-scrolling super mario bros

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: 2019-10-22Tags: 2d horror platform-shooter 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