Sit back and let the screen do the navigating for you. Side-scrolling games are generally games that move left to right, and the gameplay is viewed from a side-view camera angle. The following games feature side-scrolling action that take place in space, in the jungle, and in the Renaissance setting.

Wind-up Knight

The Black Knight has captured the Princess, and it is your duty to save her. Jump over missing sections of a bridge, collect weapons and coins, and make your way through the level. All you have to do is tap the arrow on the lower right part of the screen to jump. If you have a weapon armed, swipe at enemies by pressing the sword icon.

This game is available on Google Play, and iTunes.

Celestial Assault

Celestial Assault is a space fighter jet game. Hold the screen to fire at oncoming targets and move your thumb across the screen to maneuver the jet. Avoid hurtling boulders and collect first aid kits as you fly through the level. The game features a tutorial, leaderboard, and a shop to purchase gear and upgrade the jet.

This game is available on Google Play and iTunes.

Manuganu

In Manuganu, run through the level and jump onto platforms to collect coins. All you have to do is tap the arrow on the lower right part of the screen to jump. When you have to stop running, press the X button. This will help you avoid dangerous obstacles that fly by, like a swinging tree bark. There are several achievements to strive for in each level such as collecting three medallions and collecting 30 bluestones.

This game is available on Google Play, iTunes, and Windows Phone.

FlyWar

If you are looking for all out action, try FlyWar. This game is non-stop helicopter battle action, featuring an automatic fire lock at all times. Just move the helicopter around the screen to destroy the approaching enemy aircraft. The action is fast-paced and dozens of friendly helicopters join the battle to help defeat the enemy.

This game is available on Google Play and iTunes.

Ramboat: Hero Shooting Game

Go on patrol over a river surrounded by a jungle in a dinghy in this game. The soldier you are playing will fire automatically as you approach the enemy. Launch your dinghy into the air by swiping the screen vertically. This will help you fire at airborne targets. Other cool moves in this game include diving into the water, which will help you avoid incoming bombs.

This game is available on Google Play and iTunes.

Recommendation:

The best game on this list is FlyWar. It is pure side-scrolling action. Guide the helicopter around the screen as incoming enemy aircraft are obliterated by your gunfire. It will be a few minutes of enjoyable action that takes away from the mundane afternoon.

Vasanth Simon

I am a freelance writer writing about everything including games. Check out my game listings for smartphones at AppReviewCentral. I own a Samsung Galaxy J3.

Vasanth Simon