Possible reference to this question, but I want specific answers pertaining to Side-scrollers.
IMO, side-scrollers can be classified as
- Player doesn't move, the background graphics move to fake player movement.
- Player moves also background moves, but background movement is dependent on the (x,y) movement of the player > I find this more appealing
- Player can't move, the background moves at a fast speed. Depending upon the obstacles coming along with the background the player has to perform actions like jumping, ducking, charging, etc...
I would like to know what all other things can be added to the gameplay so that the above mentioned 3 side-scroller categories can be made more addicting.Please mention the category of the side-scroller in your reply.
Edit Modified the question title to reflect what I actually want