The best classic and old school Side-scrolling games

Ghosts 'N Goblins

Ghosts 'N Goblins

Ghosts 'N Goblins for the Amiga was released by Elite in 1990, several years after the original Capcom coin-up. Actually, it was released a few months after the release of the sequel, Ghouls 'N' Ghosts, by US Gold.

Year: 1990 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-01-18Tags: coin-up conversion dark fantasy horror platform side-scrolling sword and sorcery

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

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

Magic Pockets

Magic Pockets

Magic Pockets is a platformer created by The Bitmap Brothers and published for Atari ST and Amiga in 1991 by Renegade Software. It was also ported to PC, Acorn 32-bit, Genesis/Mega Drive and other platforms.

Year: 1991 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-01-12Tags: basher platform side-scrolling

Thunder Force IV

Thunder Force IV

Thunder Force IV, for some strange reasons, renamed Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar in the U.S., is a horizontal scrolling shoot-em-up created by Technosoft for the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive in 1992.

Year: 1992 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-01-14Tags: anime genesis original game science fiction shoot em up 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

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

Rick Dangerous II½

Rick Dangerous II½

Rick Dangerous II½ is an exclusive level of the Amiga platformer Rick Dangerous by Core Design, released as coverdisk of The One Magazine in 1991..

Year: 1991 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-01-12Tags: aliens amiga original game coverdisk freeware puzzle-solving side-scrolling single screen

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 run and gun side-scrolling

Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes

Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes

Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes is the sequel to Commander Keen: Marooned on Mars and it was developed by id Software and published by Apogee in 1990 for DOS only. Programmed...

Year: 1990 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: platform science fiction side-scrolling

Sword of Honour

Sword of Honour

Sword of Honour is a beat-em-up action-adventure set in ancient Japan, where you impersonate a Ninja that has to regain the trust of his Shogun by recovering a sword. The game was...

Year: 1992 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2020-01-11Tags: action-adventure fighting japan martial arts ninja side-scrolling single screen

Silkworm

Silkworm

Silkworm is a side scrolling shooter arcade, developed by Tecmo and released initially in 1988. In 1989 the game was ported to Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum by Random Access.

Year: 1989 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-07-07Tags: 2 players arcade co-op helicopter multiplayer science fiction shoot em up side-scrolling

Commander Keen: Aliens Ate My Babysitter!

Commander Keen: Aliens Ate My Babysitter!

Commander Keen: Aliens Ate My Babysitter! is the final episode of the famous series of side-scrolling platformers created by id Software. The game, published in 1991 by FormGen, wa...

Year: 1991 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: platform science fiction side-scrolling

The Great Giana Sisters

The Great Giana Sisters

The Great Giana Sisters is a 2D platformer inspired to Super Mario Bros (you might say "clone"). It was developed by Time Warp initially for the Commodore 64/128, in 1987, then ported to Amiga and Atari ST in 1988.

Year: 1988 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2019-10-10Tags: arcade clone commodore 64 jumper platform side-scrolling super mario bros