Submitted by joeyda 1451d ago | opinion piece

The 10 Best Contemporary Console Side-Scrollers

From TechnoBuffalo: "The side-scroller was once the gold standard visual style in gaming. Platformers, adventure games and even some great puzzlers were done in a side-scrolling format.

Then came the Nintendo 64 and the era of 3D gaming on home consoles. Side-scrollers became a sign of age, outdatedness and niche, unfortunately. Now, this current generation of machines steps up to the plate. Side-scrollers, both on the Wii and downloadable marketplaces, are enjoying a great resurgence in popularity." (Donkey Kong Country Returns, Limbo, LittleBigPlanet 2, Ms. Splosion Man, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Nintendo, PS3, Shadow Complex, Wii, Xbox 360)

NukaCola  +   1451d ago
Trine needs to be there, it's the most graphically beautiful sidescroller I have played this gen.
Miiikeyyy  +   1451d ago
I don't know who dissagreed with you but I completely agree, was ganna comment that myself!
NukaCola  +   1451d ago
I dunno. It's N4G dude. If you don;t have a PC or PS3 you probably never played it I guess. But if you are a 360 gamer, you should look out for TRINE 2, cuase it look incredible.
n4f  +   1450d ago
if your new here welcome to n4g here are the rule:
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you are not a gamer if you support nintendo
if you say something bad about playstation or sony your bubble will get pop
if you say something against microsoft your bubble will increase
Venox2008  +   1451d ago
I could add:

Kirby's epic yarn
(love it or hate it, it's still a great game!) :)
Bleach  +   1451d ago
Hard Corps Uprising should be there. CONTRA HELLO!

It's ironic it should mention LittleBigPlanet 2 and Limbo because someone recreated a superior version of Limbo on LittleBigPlanet 2
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MattG-PTB  +   1451d ago
I would have given the nod to Mega Man 10 over Mega Man 9. 10 is more fair, better rounded, and has more memorable music. At least, from my perspective.
guitar_nerd_23  +   1451d ago
Super Meat Boy is my number 1. 42hrs and counting of gameplay for £6.99- Amazing game.
Ultr  +   1451d ago
no TOMBI! ? silly list...
aubradley  +   1451d ago
I was so happy to see LBP bring the platformer into the current generation of consoles. Such a neat and creative franchise.

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