The best classic and old school Side-scrolling games

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

Rick Dangerous

Rick Dangerous

Rick Dangerous is a 2D action platformer created by Core Design and published by Microplay Software in 1989 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and other home computers.

Year: 1989 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2021-02-22Tags: aliens ancient egypt archaeology atari st jungle platform side-scrolling

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: 2021-04-10Tags: coin-up conversion dark fantasy 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. The artist that designe...

Year: 1997 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-10-13Tags: 2d cartoon 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: 2021-02-18Tags: arcade clone commodore 64 hop and bop jumper platform side-scrolling super mario bros

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

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: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players arcade co-op h-scrolling shoot-em up helicopter multiplayer science fiction shoot em up side-scrolling

Operation Wolf

Operation Wolf

Operation Wolf is a rail-shooter arcade released by Taito in 1987. It was ported to many home platforms, including Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Atari ST, Amiga, and more. Roy Ad...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-08-08Tags: 2d coin-up conversion disaster first-person military rail shooter side-scrolling

R-Type II

R-Type II

R-Type II is the sequel to the original R-Type and is a side-scrolling arcade shooter developed and published by Irem in 1989 in arcades only. It soon made its way onto multiple pl...

Year: 1991 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: aliens coin-up conversion h-scrolling shoot-em up science fiction shoot em up side-scrolling

Abuse

Abuse

Abuse is a 2D side-scrolling sci-fi shooter developed by Crack Dot Com and published by RedHat in 1995 for DOS and Linux. It eventually made its way onto the Mac, Amiga, Acorn 32-bit, GP2X, and iPhone, to name a few.

Year: 1995 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: mutants platform-shooter run and gun science fiction shoot em up side-scrolling

Rygar: The Legendary Warrior

Rygar: The Legendary Warrior

Rygar: Legendary warrior is an arcade platform action game created by Tecmo in 1986 and ported to several platforms, including C64, ZX Spectrum, and Sega Master System. In 2019, Graeme Cowie created an Amiga AGA version.

Year: 2019 Genre: Action Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: aga coin-up conversion fantasy freeware hack and slash platform public domain side-scrolling

Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja

Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja

Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja ("ikusae genshizin" in the original title) is an arcade created by Data East and released initially in 1991, then ported to several home platforms includin...

Year: 1992 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-12-06Tags: 2 players caveman coin-up conversion dinosaurs prehistoric side-scrolling

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers is a platformer game based on the band The Blues Brothers, created by Titus and released for PC, Amiga, Commodore 64 and Atari ST in 1991, later for NES, SNES and Game Boy.

Year: 1991 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players basher co-op movies multiplayer platform side-scrolling

Shinobi

Shinobi

Shinobi is an arcade game created by SEGA in 1987, ported almost immediately to the Master System and later to many other platforms. In the game, you control a ninja ("shinobi" me...

Year: 1988 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2020-10-25Tags: arcade coin-up conversion fighting martial arts ninja side-scrolling