The best classic and old school Side-scrolling games

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

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

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

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 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

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: 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

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

Ghouls 'N Ghosts

Ghouls 'N Ghosts

Ghouls 'N Ghosts, aka Daimakaimura (Great Demon World Village), is a famous arcade created by Capcom as a sequel to Ghosts 'N Goblins. It was initially released in 1988. It was ...

Year: 1989 Genre: Action Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: coin-up conversion dark fantasy horror side-scrolling vampires wizards and witches

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

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

Jill Of The Jungle

Jill Of The Jungle

Jill of the Jungle is an adventure platform game developed and published by Epic MegaGames in 1992 for MS-DOS. The title is the first part of a trilogy; the following year, the thr...

Year: 1992 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: arcade jungle platform shareware 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

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