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Side-Scrolling MMORPG

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Even though Side-Scrolling MMORPG is not the most technologically advanced and modern, it still looks very extravagant and unique. The main feature of these 2D games is that your character can move only on two directions: the left or the right side of the screen. Very often your hero can jump, squat or move deeper into the screen. Usually, these projects have approximately the same system of movement, but it's redone to fit into the two-dimensional plane world of the game.

Lords of the Arena

An online idle RPG that features elements of MOBA gameplay


A multiplayer dungeon crawler game involving three players into mysterious journey.

Realm of the Mad God

Realm of the Mad God is a pixel MMORPG with hardcore diverse gameplay.

Spiral Knights

A free-to-play hack-and-slash cooperative adventure with cartoonish graphics


A 2.5D side-scroller MMORPG with real-time dynamic combat system


A multiplayer sci-fi survival sandbox game set in distant future


Warspear Online is a pixel hardcore video game with old-school gameplay.

Deuterium Wars

Deuterium Wars is a multiplayer cross-platform shooter with dynamic battles and roleplaying system.

Dungeon Fighter Online

Dungeon Fighter Online is an action side-scroller that combines attractive 2D graphics with exciting gameplay.

Dragon Ball Z Online

Dragon Ball Z Online is a browser MMORPG in the universe of famous anime series.

Unlimited Ninja

Unlimited Ninja is a browser fighting MMO in setting of Naruto series.

Bit Heroes

Bit Heroes is an indie dungeon crawler pixel MMORPG.

Hunter x Hunter Online

Hunter x Hunter Online is a free-to-play anime-based MMORPG.

Sacred Saga Online

Sacred Saga Online is a 3D fantasy MMORPG game, developed by GameHollywood.


A turn-based 2D MMORPG game, developed by NGames.


HeroSmash is a role-playing MMORPG, developed by Artix Entertainment.

Sword Art Online's Legend

Sword Art Online's Legend is a free-to-play anime MMORPG browser game.

Serenia Fantasy

Serenia Fantasy is a 2D browser-based MMORPG developed by KoramGame.

Naruto Online

Naruto Online is a browser-based anime MMORPG, developed by Bandai Namco and Oasis Games.

Music Wars

Music Wars is a browser-based RPG in genre of street combat simulator.


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More About Side-Scrolling MMORPG

Side-scrolling MMORPG is one of the oldest and simplest graphics styles, which belongs to the subgenre of 2D games. Still, it's used even in new projects, because it has a unique visual style which attracts the attention to the project and it's quite easy to develop. The side-scrollers loved not only by indie developers, but the major companies also release the videogames with the same graphics too, mostly because of the unique appearance. The side-scroller games provide an opportunity to create the unique graphics, from plane hand-drawn sprites to pixel-art pictures, or even 3D models, placed on the two-dimensional world. The ample space for creativity allows devs to choose almost any kind of setting, plot and gameplay, and the graphics of the project strongly affect whether it would be popular or not.

In Side-Scrolling MMORPG, you can move your hero only on two dimensions: from left to right, up and down. This system of movement makes the game looks like a cartoon or a flat picture with moving figures on it. Despite their extravagant graphics, these games can feature the same kinds of activities as three-dimensional projects; even though, the range of various mechanics can be increased, because developers can use more game conventions, which can be seen by player's eyes. While projects with modern graphics need to show almost all of the hero's actions, side-scrollers can limit only with a text description of the events, which opens new opportunities for roleplay.

Best Side-Scrolling MMORPG

  • AdventureQuest Worlds is an MMORPG, which has cartoon-inspired graphics and side-scrolling angle of view. Also, this project is famous for its wide range of classes and flexible gameplay.
  • Dragon Saga is an action MMORPG side-scroller with cartoonish graphics inspired by anime style. This game uses the hybrid graphic style: the plain background with stylized 3D models.
  • Closers is an anime-inspired 3D MMORPG in the genre of action combat. It has hybrid graphics with the side-scrolling combat system.