Three-dimensional video games have revolutionized the industry; however, there are those who enjoy side-scrolling titles. Whether on Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox, or on mobile devices like Android and iOS, developers still master the art of delivering quality side-scrolling games.
From the first Super Mario game to masterpieces like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and the series metroidthe graphic design and the dynamics of side-scrolling games make for a satisfying experience and -now with mobile devices- we can always have a good title in our pocket thanks to Android.
If you’re looking to try some of these games for the first time, or just want to relive some old side-scrolling mayhem on your phone AndroidCheck out this list so you get only the best.
ANDROID | The best side scrolling games
Dead Cells incorporates fast-paced and roguelike combat elements for fast-paced gameplay. You get abilities and weapons, and we have to admit that jumping and attacking enemies never gets old. The game is regularly updated, and while you can purchase the full game, there are also optional DLCs that you can check out in case you want a little more action.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is primarily an action-adventure game, with a role-playing game dynamic and leveling system. You play as Alucard, tasked with defeating his father Dracula in his large and sprawling castle. Originally released for PlayStation, the game supports touch controls and external controllers, so you can easily link a wireless controller to your mobile.
Grimvalor is an award-winning hack and slash title, pitting you, a combat-trained warrior, against hordes of brooding monsters who have no earthly business cavorting on your phone screen. The game also features slick combat controls as well as engaging graphics and voice acting.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night It puts you in the shoes of Miriam, an orphaned girl with fighting skills and untapped power. Long time fans of Castlevania games will find a lot to love in Bloodstained, and the game offers a solid “metroidvania” adventure coupled with engaging graphics.
If you are looking for something more cheerful and simple, then super mario run Nintendo deserves a chance. As far as controls go, there’s no complicated platforming involved here. All you have to do is get Mario from point A to point B using the touch controls.
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