The Best Side-scrolling Games for IOS iPhone

Update, : Timberman The Big Adventure added at rank #8.
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Streets of Rage 4 (2020)

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Amongst the best beat’em up series ever created, jammin’ ‘90s beats and over the top street fighting, the iconic series Streets of Rage comes back with a masterful tribute to and revitalization of the classic action fans adore.


  • brawler
  • boss
  • cooperative
  • beat-em-up
  • combo
  • retro
  • classic
  • side-scrolling
  • fight
  • old-school
  • arcade
  • online
  • hand-drawn
  • crime
  • combat

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Actraiser Renaissance (2021)

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Heaven, earth and mankind - Create and destroy everything according to your will! Experience the revival of the '90s classic hit "Actraiser"


  • city-building
  • platform
  • remake
  • simulation
  • side-scrolling
  • action
  • boss
  • tower-defense
  • 2d
  • hack-and-slash
  • strategy
  • classic
  • real-time
  • tower
  • battle

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Kero Blaster (2014)

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C&F Inc. teleporters are going offline all over the place, and it's up to an intrepid frog employee to fix the situation.


  • platform
  • boss
  • shooter
  • side-scrolling
  • pixel
  • nes
  • retro
  • run-and-gun
  • silent
  • chiptune
  • protagonist
  • shoot-em-up
  • boss-fight
  • scroller
  • controller-support

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ICEY (2016)

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ICEY is a 2D side-scrolling action game and a META game in disguise. As you follow the narrator's omnipresent voice, you will see through ICEY's eyes and learn the truth about her world. The narrator will constantly urge you in one direction, but you must ask, "Why? Why am I following his directions?“ Obey? Rebel?


  • side-scrolling
  • hack-and-slash
  • 2d
  • narration
  • brawler
  • action
  • anime
  • villain
  • combo
  • meta-narrative
  • combat
  • scroller
  • narrative
  • electronica
  • boss

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BADLAND (2013)

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We update the game routinely to improve the user experience. This version includes minor improvements and bug fixes.

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  • physics
  • local
  • puzzle
  • multiplayer
  • cooperative
  • platform
  • side-scrolling
  • action-adventure
  • atmospheric
  • multi-award-winning
  • innovative
  • single-player
  • challenging
  • survival

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (2019)

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is an exploration-focused, side-scroller action RPG by Koji Igarashi. Play as Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist's curse that slowly crystallizes her body. Battle through a demon-infested castle and defeat its master to save yourself, and all of humanity!


  • side-scrolling
  • gothic
  • castlevania
  • inventive
  • platform
  • boss
  • rpg
  • crafting
  • horror
  • non-linear
  • arpg
  • action
  • demons
  • alternate
  • classic

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Kingdom: Two Crowns (2018)

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In Kingdom Two Crowns, players must work in the brand-new solo or co-op campaign mode to build their kingdom and secure it from the threat of the Greed. Experience new technology, units, enemies, mounts, and secrets in the next evolution of the award-winning micro strategy franchise!


  • pixel
  • strategy
  • tower-defense
  • side-scrolling
  • colony
  • cooperative
  • simulation
  • medieval
  • base-building
  • survival
  • resource-management
  • 2d
  • art
  • kingdom-building
  • adventure

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Timberman The Big Adventure (2023)

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  • side-scrolling
  • platform
  • family
  • cooperative

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DERE EVIL EXE (2018)

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DERE EVIL EXE is both a terrifying thriller with a gripping meta horror story and a retro 16-bit pixel platformer with unique puzzles and obstacles.


  • horror
  • retro
  • chiptune
  • orchestral
  • surreal
  • side-scrolling
  • platform
  • pixel
  • sport
  • cute
  • arcade
  • challenging
  • classic

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Skyland Rush - Air Raid Attack (2018)

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Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone

Features: Shoot as many creatures as possible to increase your score Use powerful charms to upgrade your weapons Beware of puzzling traps in your skyway Explore action-packed game blocks of elevating difficulty Complete challenging missions and claim the rewards Brace yourself, Guardians may toughen your journey Collect egglings to unlock "Awakening" and to meet the Titans Evil has taken over Skylandia! Survive the sneaky attacks of various bugsters, ominous witches, robobirds, little devils and other notorious monsters that will threaten your mission! Avoid or smash the obstacles and spot the hidden traps ahead so that you can disable them in time.


  • puzzling
  • side-scrolling
  • adventure
  • skill
  • challenging
  • shooter

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