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

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 quickl...

Year: 1991 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2020-04-22Tags: 2 players 2d anime arcade brawler fighting genesis original game martial arts 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: 2019-07-17Tags: aliens ancient egypt archaeology atari st jungle platform 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

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

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: 2019-07-19Tags: 2 players basher co-op movies multiplayer platform 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: 2019-10-22Tags: mutants platform-shooter run and gun science fiction shoot em up 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: 2020-01-18Tags: coin-up conversion dark fantasy horror platform side-scrolling sword and sorcery

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 th...

Year: 1992 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: arcade jungle platform shareware 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: 2020-03-13Tags: aga coin-up conversion fantasy freeware hack and slash platform public domain side-scrolling

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon is the video game adaptation of the popular film with Mel Gibson. The game was created by Ocean and published in 1992 for the Amiga, Atari ST and MS-DOS. Similarly t...

Year: 1992 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-04-18Tags: 2d movies platform-shooter side-scrolling

Flimbo's Quest

Flimbo's Quest

Flimbo's Quest is a 2D platform developed by Euphoria and released by System 3 in 1990 for the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, and Amstrad CPC. System 3, the British company founde...

Year: 1990 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-04-30Tags: 2d commodore 64 fantasy platform-shooter side-scrolling wizards and witches

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. T...

Year: 1993 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2019-07-16Tags: amiga original game basher fantasy hack and slash platform 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