Definition of scroller in US English:



  • A video game in which the background scrolls past at a constant rate.

    • ‘Actually they'll have a tougher time than you might think since apparently their army consists of bad guys from every side scroller ever made.’
    • ‘It's your basic side scroller and you can't really have too many side scrollers, can you?’
    • ‘Instead of being a straightforward 2D side scroller, the player must utilize all directions in order to be successful.’
    • ‘While the side scroller lives on and makes an occasional appearance in a console game, the future is platformers in vast 3D worlds.’
    • ‘It's a perfect example of a great arcade side scroller.’
    • ‘Although it's a side scroller, the game engine is a 3D one.’