The best classic and old school Side-scrolling games

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

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: 2019-07-07Tags: 2 players arcade co-op helicopter multiplayer science fiction 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 ported to many home platforms, computers, and consoles.

Year: 1989 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-02-06Tags: coin-up conversion dark fantasy horror side-scrolling vampires wizards and witches

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: 2020-07-25Tags: aliens ancient egypt archaeology atari st jungle 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

Batman: The Video Game

Batman: The Video Game

Batman: The Video Game is a platformer created by Sunsoft for the NES in 1989, right after the Batman movie by Tim Burton. It should not be confused with the Batman videogame crea...

Year: 1989 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-03-11Tags: licensed movies nes original game side-scrolling superhero

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

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

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

Benefactor

Benefactor

Benefactor is an Amiga original game created by Swedish studio Digital Illusions and published by Psygnosis for the Amiga and Amiga CD32 in 1994. Digital Illusions was famous for ...

Year: 1994 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-06-23Tags: aliens amiga original game ancient egypt puzzle platformer puzzle-solving 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: 2019-09-21Tags: aliens coin-up conversion science fiction shoot em up side-scrolling

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