Side scroller

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Games in which the player looks at what's going on in the game from the side are generally referred to as side scrollers .

Video of a side-scroller jump 'n' run ( Secret Maryo Chronicles )

This type of representation is often used in jump 'n' runs (e.g. Super Mario Bros. , Sonic the Hedgehog ), shoot 'em ups (e.g. Uridium 2 , Strike Force ) and beat' em ups . In the latter two, the game section can only move more or less automatically in one direction and the player does not move back, while in other games free movement in the game world is possible and necessary. In addition, the effect of movement parallax is often used to create a greater optical depth.

Originally, this method of representation was typical for games with 2D graphics. Later the display and control principle of the side scroller was also transferred to some 3D games, for example in Duke Nukem : Manhattan Project (2002) or Trine (2009).