Monkey Boots is a sidescrolling game from developer Cocky Culture that mixes classic arcade gaming with the modern. The objective of the game is simple, and that’s to make sure your monkey doesn’t get killed by the stampeding elephants, and just like other classic sidescrollers, it is a lot of fun and more challenging than it seems.
Battle Run S2 is a multiplayer running game from Game Hive Corp, and this sidescroller has pulled out all the stops and shows you just how fun a running game can be. After choosing your character you’ll get to race against three other characters to the finish. However, this isn’t just another runner though, as there are plenty of other things going on in the game.
Fun Run Multiplayer from dirtyBit is, as the title suggests, a game where you race against your friends or random players online in the form of some cuddly critters. This is a sidescrolling game, but while there is a touch of the classic here, the gameplay is very modern and engaging.
Fightback is a sidescrolling fighting game that follows the adventures of an ex-soldier who goes after thugs that abducted his sister. The story isn’t new as far as sidescrolling games are concerned, but developer Chillingo has upped the ante by making good use of touchscreen controls.
Extreme Bike Trip from Roofdog Games doesn’t exactly revolutionize bike racing on the iOS and Android, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is one of the most enjoyable games available, as this turn based multiplayer sim is very addictive. The engaging gameplay and graphics will have you coming back for more.
Racing Penguin, Flying Free, courtesy of Top Free Games, is a physics based sidescroller that is deceptively simple but a lot of fun. The objective here is simple, and that is to make sure your penguin doesn’t end up as the bear’s lunch. In other words, it’s all about running.
In Impossible Shoota you play the role of the last Starboxer, who is up against a fleet of the Sho-dan Empire. Developed by Elbert Perez, it’s an addictive game, and you’ll have a lot of fun taking down as many of the enemy fleet as you can with power ups and your special weapons.
Ninjump Rooftops from game developer Backflip Studios is a nice little side scrolling game that harkens back to the classic days of gaming. While the style is retro the gameplay is still very enjoyable and immersive. You are a ninja who has to jump across a series of rooftops while dodging enemies. It sounds a lot of fun and it is.