What are the best side scrolling games for android?

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    Badland is an award-winning adventure game offered by Frogmind. This is available for Android users and to iOS users with iOS 8.0 or later. This is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Apple TV.


    iOS, PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, Android


    Marilyn Rivera
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "Badland seems to be a game that's time has come and gone. Reviews seem to represent that the game just isn't that fun anymore. But that doesn't mean one can't try it out for oneself and enjoy it."
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    #2Dungeon Quest

    Dungeon Quest

    This free game has different and amazing game modes: play online and fight other player's heroes or play offline, or quest endlessly looking for the loot hidden in the many dungeons this game features. It is offered by Shiny Box LLC.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Frances Long
    Written on December 5, 2017
    "This game is well-reviewed, but it does not appear to be a side-scrolling game. Instead, it seems to be a 3D brawler. "
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    #3Baldur's Gate II

    Baldur's Gate II

    Baldur's Gate II a role-playing game created by Beamdog. It has a huge open world and is best played on devices with large screens. It is a game where players need to create teams, explore maps, and beat bosses, including the evil wizard, Irenicus.


    Android, iOS

    $9.99- with in-app purchases

    Gregory Sanchez
    Written on December 28, 2017
    "While Baldurs Gate 2 is one of the greatest games of all time, I do not think it qualifies as a side scrolling game. When I went to go play the game off this recommendation I was surprised by what I saw. The game could not be a side scrolling game since it was not 2D, it was a top down game. While I enjoyed the game the solution does not give a good answer."
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    #4Asphalt 8: Airborne

    Asphalt 8: Airborne

    Asphalt 8: Airborne is a racing game developed by Gameloft in 2013. It's suitable for fans of extreme arcade racing games, featuring luxury dream cars and phenomenal graphics that would even please racing simulation enthusiasts.


    Android, iOS, Windows, Facebook

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Johnny Rios
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This game has great graphics and game play, with a fun career mode as well. Racing fans will really enjoy it. Some lag issues in multiplayer, depending on connections. "
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    Crashlands is an adventure role-playing and crafting game created by Butterscotch Shenanigans. It is a game where players take the role of a trucker trying to survive on different planets. It won Gamezebo's Game of the Year award in 2016.


    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows


    Jessica Carlson
    Written on January 1, 2018
    "I really like playing video games on my android when I'm out and about with a little spare time. I like the suggestion of Crashlands because it looks like a lot of fun. It is highly rated, and has even won some awards. I'd like to give it a try right away and see if it's as fun as it looks."
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    Limbo is an adventure and indie game developed and published by Playdead. It was released on Aug 3, 2011, and is available with different platforms including Android, iOS, and more. It centers around the adventures of a boy who entered limbo.


    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Linux


    Cheryl Woods
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "This is a bit of a side scroller but not really a true one. This is more of a puzzle game but it is on the right platform and provides somewhat of what I want so I'd say it is an ok solution."
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    #7Epic Skater

    Epic Skater
    Epic Skater is a popular skating game located on the streets of Los Angeles, where you have to build your skills to jump and grind. It features over 25 unique tricks and allows you to battle with your friends.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sandra Gibson
    Written on January 1, 2018
    "Side scrollers are my favorite type of game, and I am glad that this one is a good one. Instead of only being able to play these types of games at home, I can do it on my phone in the dentist office. And it is super addictive - in a good way. I spend most of my time trying to make the highest combos, and I get so into it that I sometimes even play it while at home. A+ game; very much recommend."
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    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.


    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4


    Tina Zhang
    Written on January 1, 2018
    "My nephew loves minecraft! And it does seem like a good game for just about all ages. There is not a lot of violence, language or gore that parents have to deal with in R rated games. However, I believe that the best side scrolling game is definitely one of the Mario Brothers series. Any one. Take your pick. They are classics. I remember playing them for hours and hours when I was a little girl. They are simple and pleasing."
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    #9Alto's Adventure

    Alto's Adventure

    Alto's Adventure is an adventure game developed by Noodlecake Studios Inc for iOS and Android devices. This game allows the player to join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. 


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Luz María Caballero
    Written on January 3, 2018
    "This is a great solution to the topic as ti fits the criteria. It is a side scrolling game that is for android. It also has over 5 million downloads and has great reviews making it one of the best. "
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    #10Pixel Dungeon

    Pixel Dungeon
    Pixel Dungeon is an exciting roguelike game where you get to explore the depths of Pixel Dungeon, collect useful items and fight fierce monsters to find the Amulet of Yendor (surprise!) - the ultimate artefact of this game world!  

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tom Jia
    Written on December 4, 2017
    "I have an android device and was looking for some games on google play and by luck I found Pixel Dungeon. Pixel Dungeon is one of the best mobile games I have played. It is a very well designed rouge like game with an excellent GUI. It is also one of the few completely free games with a donation optional. For all you rouge-like gamers, this is a must have."
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    #11Super Mario Run

    Super Mario Run
    Play as Mario in an action-packed game as you run, jump, and defeat creatures. Mario runs automatically, while a 60-minute timer goes off. Defeat Bowser, monsters, goombas, and more. 

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Harold Little
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "This was a disappointment. I wish it were like NSMB or something."
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    #12Monument Valley

    Monument Valley
    Monument Valley is a beautiful puzzle game. Guide a mother and her child as they embark on a journey through magical architecture, discovering illusionary pathways and delightful puzzles as you learn the secrets of the Sacred Geometry.

    Amazon, Android, iOS

    Check price

    Gregorio Garduño
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "Monument Valley is a highly addicting game and incredibly challenging. The landscapes are incredible and the design is beautiful. Once I started playing I found it hard to put down! "
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    #13Leo's Fortune

    Leo's Fortune
    Leo's Fortune is a platform adventure game where you hunt down the cunning and mysterious thief that stole your gold. Beautifully hand-crafted levels bring the story of Leo to life in this epic adventure.

    Android, iOS


    Andrea Ford
    Written on December 28, 2017
    "Leo's fortune looks like an amazing game that I'd love to try! The graphics and colors are out of this world and look completely developed. I wouldn't expect any sort of bugs or interface issues with a game of this quality. Is it the best out of all of them? It very well could be. It looks like it has a great story line and could engage adults just as easily as children. The controls look to be well done and have different difficulties/challenges you'd have to overcome to make this a game you'd want to keep learning vs. it being too easy and being shoved off. "


Best What are the best side scrolling games for android
1BadlandGames 9 Free
2Dungeon QuestGames 4 Free
3Baldur's Gate IIGames 2 Paid
4Asphalt 8: AirborneGames 2 Free
5CrashlandsGames 2 Paid
6LimboGames 2 Paid
7Epic SkaterApps 1 Free
8MinecraftGames 1 Paid
9Alto's AdventureGames 1 Free
10Pixel DungeonGames 1 Free

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