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A side-scrolling game or side-scroller is a genre of video games in which the gameplay action is viewed from a side-view camera angle, and the onscreen characters generally move from the left side of the screen to the right in order to reach their goals. This is a listing of computer and video games genres with brief descriptions and examples from each genre. ... // History Main article: History of computer and video games The first primitive computer and video games were developed in the 1950s and 1960s and ran on platforms such as oscilloscopes, university mainframes and EDSAC computers. ... Gameplay includes all player experiences during the interaction with game systems, especially formal games. ...

The most popular sub-genre of the side-scroller is the platform game, which are action games that feature jumping, climbing, and running characters who must be guided through many diverse levels. Games such as Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog are among the most famous side-scrollers of this type. A screenshot of the original Donkey Kong. ... Super Mario Bros. ... Sonics character has been redesigned with age through the years. ...

The side-scrolling format is also popular among fighting games, especially the popular Street Fighter series by Capcom. Side-scrolling is even used in certain role-playing games such as the 2D Castlevania games. Screenshot of Kung Fu Master. ... Screenshot of Street Fighter (arcade version). ... Capcom (カプコン in Japanese) (TYO: 9697) is a leading Japanese developer and publisher of computer and video games. ... Computer role-playing games (CRPGs), often shortened to simply role-playing games (RPGs), are a type of video or computer game that traditionally uses gameplay elements found in paper-and-pencil role-playing games. ... 2D computer graphics is the computer-based generation of digital images—mostly from two-dimensional models (such as 2D geometric models, text, and digital images) and by techniques specific to them. ... Castlevania (キャッスルヴァニア) is a video game series, created and developed by Konami. ...

In recent years side-scrolling games have been largely phased out in favor of 3D games, which allow characters to move in all directions, rather than just forward or backward. Side-scrolling is still a popular format on handheld systems such as the Game Boy, since many games are ports. For the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable there are many games which move in all directions, such as Super Mario 64 DS. The rewrite of this article is being devised at Talk:3D computer graphics/Temp. ... A handheld game console is a lightweight, portable, electronic device for playing video games. ... The original Game Boys design set the standard for handheld gaming consoles. ... The game port is the traditional connection for video game input devices on an x86-based PCs. ... The Nintendo DS, (abbreviated DS or NDS), is a dual-screen portable handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. ... The PlayStation Portable (PSP) ,a handheld game console, is a product of Sony Computer Entertainment. ... Super Mario 64 DS is an enhanced remake of 1996s Super Mario 64 and one of the launch titles for the Nintendo DS. This remake features various new characters, levels, modes of play and minigames, much of which takes advantage of the features of the DS system. ...

There are several multiplayer side-scrolling games, including Soldat. Soldat (meaning soldier in several languages) is a 2D multiplayer game for Windows. ...

  Results from FactBites:
CT: Special Forces - GameBoy Advance Reviews - The Armchair Empire (449 words)
Sidescrolling games as a genre are pretty much dead.
It’s a complete throwback to the sidescrolling shooters of the 8-bit era, where enemies just ran at you in the hopes of catching you unawares.
To extend the play time a little is the two-player challenge mode via the GBA link, which is good for long car trips; however, you need two game packs.
The Armchair Empire - GameCube Reviews: Warioworld (648 words)
WW could be defined as a 3D sidescroller.
The camera is fixed (except in specific instances) creating the flavor of a sidescrolling platform game from 10-years ago.
When all is said and done, Wario World is a fun, splashy, albeit short and easy game with some great small touches and a hint of sidescrolling nostalgia.
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