Best Vertical Scroller Games Apps

Vertical scroller games are found in this category. These games involve gameplay played against a vertically scrolling backdrop. Types include puzzle, endless runner, and rhythm-based vertical scroller games. Vertical scroller games are great for those who prefer playing games with one hand.

Last updated 06-24-2017

Sky Force Anniversary
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Sky Force Anniversary

Android

Seller: Infinite Dreams

40 4

Celebrating its 10th anniversary edition, the game gives you more levels of extreme classic arcade shooting and high-quality graphics and animation. Master the appearance of your enemy's planes, cannons, and choppers and be ready as you fight to destruct. With intuitive controls, arcade shooting has become more intense and invigorating.

Once you are able to win four medals in a stage, you will unlock the hard stage. Win another four medals and you will be taken to the challenge of the Insane mode. Get upgrades such as shields, missiles, magnets, and bombs as you immerse yourself in more difficult battles. Play in a progressive challenge as you rescue your people and conquer the battlefield.

▲ Carefully navigate your plane and accumulate stars that you can later use to your advantage.

▲ Tap to shoot your enemies and steer clear of their attacks!

Android
Sky Force Anniversary

Sky Force Anniversary

Free

One More Line
2nd

One More Line

Android
iOS

Seller: SMG Studio

40 4

Enter this nimble neon, fast-paced casual game! Your goal is to simply have your character fly up, and up, and up some more, but with obstacles dotted around the vertical course, doing so may not be as easy as it sounds. Prepare to frequently rip and crash into the side walls, and don't be surprised to find yourself hurtling in the wrong direction. The key to success is keeping your cool in order to release your finger at the critical moment. Release a moment too early or late, and you will be turned into rainbow dust.

The speedy nature of each round makes this a great pick-up game to play, especially for burning away some spare minutes. After a couple of rounds of playing, you will understand just why this app received its name!

▲ Latch on to objects and see the immediate path ahead of you, marked as a dotted line.

▲ Play and repeat. Play and repeat. Play and repeat. The highly addictive gameplay is easy to pick-up, but especially hard to put down!

▲ Start on the straight and narrow, and do what you must to avoid your character smashing into the sidewalls.

Android
One More Line

One More Line

Free

iOS
One More Line

One More Line

Free

Cut the Rope 2
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Cut the Rope 2

Android
iOS

Seller: ZeptoLab

40 4

Adventure with the adorable Om Nom as he eats all the candies he could get! The sweet-tooth journey has become even more fun with Om Nom’s friends! Explore underground tunnels, junkyards, forests, and cities in the endless hunt to obtain delicious candy.

Test your problem-solving skills as you figure out how to cut the ropes to give Om Nom his treats. Discover the abilities of the Nommies and help Om Nom get his candies faster! Sit back and relax as you play in this light and cheerful game!

▲ Cut the ropes at the right places and see Om Nom enjoy all his candies!

▲ Earn three stars and get more candy coins to multiply your points!

Android
Cut the Rope 2

Cut the Rope 2

Free

iOS
Cut the Rope 2

Cut the Rope 2

$1.99

High Dive
4

High Dive

Android
iOS

Seller: ZPLAY Games

35 3.5

Dive as far as you can go in this easy to play but challenging game! As you descend, you will need to use quick motor skills by swiping left or right to avoid obstacles. There are collectibles scattered throughout the air - collect them all for a higher score.

This fun and fast game drives you to push your limits in order to reach the bottom. There is also an option to customize your character using different outfits to make them even more quirky. You can also unlock more characters to diversify play options. Remember, you only have 3 lives, so make sure you bring your "A" game!

▲ See how far you can plunge down - be quick to avoid birds and other obstacles.

▲ Dive using cute and quirky characters - unlock them all!

Android
High Dive

High Dive

Free

iOS
High Dive

High Dive

Free

Dodonpachi Unlimited
5

Dodonpachi Unlimited

Android
iOS

Seller: mobirix

35 3.5

Choose from powerful fighters and shoot to defeat your enemies! Each character has a variety of skills that give you an edge against your rivals. Control your plane by dragging it and avoiding your enemies’ bullets and hits. Collect coins along the way to power up once you complete each level!

Ride your combat plane and launch your bomb by tapping on the screen. The game gives you 7 stages from easy to master levels that let you experience increased power each time you level up! Enjoy this classic arcade game and get to compete with other players from all over the world!

▲ Avoid the bullets as you navigate your combat plane and shoot your enemies down!

▲ Select from a variety of powerful characters and fight with special abilities!

Android
Dodonpachi Unlimited

Dodonpachi Unlimited

Free

iOS
Dodonpachi Unlimited

Dodonpachi Unlimited

Free