The best classic and old school Side-scrolling games

Streets of Rage

Streets of Rage

Streets of Rage, also known in Japanese as Bare Knuckle: Ikari no Tekken, is a beat 'em up game developed and published by Sega in 1991 for the Mega Drive/Genesis. The game quickly...

Year: 1991 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2020-04-22Tags: 2 players 2d anime arcade brawler fighting genesis original game martial arts 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. Programme...

Year: 1990 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: platform science fiction 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

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: 2020-12-02Tags: platform science fiction side-scrolling

Comix Zone

Comix Zone

Comix Zone is a beat 'em up game developed and published by Sega in 1995 for the Genesis/Mega Drive. The star of the entry is Sketch Turner, a cartoonist. The writer is working on a new project called "The Comix Zone.

Year: 1995 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2020-05-12Tags: comics fighting mutants post-apocalyptic side-scrolling

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers is a platformer game based on the Blues Brothers band, 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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a side-scrolling beat-em-up created by Konami for the Nintendo NES and released in 1989 in the US. It was released in Europe one year later, togethe...

Year: 1989 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-04-10Tags: licensed nes original game ninja platform side-scrolling top-down

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

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

Lionheart

Lionheart

Lionheart is a side-scrolling hack'n'slash action platformer created by Thalion Software for the Amiga only. It was published in January 1993 and received many positive reviews. The game features parallax scrolling and 3D backgrounds.

Year: 1993 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2021-01-03Tags: amiga original game basher fantasy hack and slash platform side-scrolling

Jim Power in Mutant Planet

Jim Power in Mutant Planet

Jim Power in Mutant Planet is a shooter/platformer created initially for the Amiga by Digital Concept and published by Loriciels in 1992. The game was also ported to Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, and TurboGrafx CD.

Year: 1992 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-09-06Tags: amiga original game platform-shooter run and gun science fiction shoot em up 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

Barbarian

Barbarian

Barbarian is an action game created by Psygnosis initially for the Amiga and released in 1987. It was later ported to Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, and other platforms.

Year: 1987 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-10-25Tags: amiga original game barbarian fantasy side-scrolling sword and sorcery

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