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Side-scroller, or side-scrolling, refers to a game genre where the gameplay is viewed from a side angle and the characters move from left to right of the screen. Most side-scrollers have limited actions, allowing the character to do basic moves such as attack in a straight line movement, move forward or back (left to right), run, jump and climb. Gamers will usually advance in a side-scroller by completing levels.

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