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Gyruss (Atari 8-bit)

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Description

The entire solar system is being attacked by the vicious Gyrusians, and it's up to you to save the day! You will need to fly your spaceship to each of the nine planets and then clear three stages of enemies to rid that planet of the Gyrusians. You start the game with a single cannon, but can gain a double cannon after shooting a power up satellite. After clearing each planet, there is another bonus stage where additional weapons and bonus points can be collected. Gyruss is an arcade action shooter, however instead of piloting your spaceship horizontally or vertically, you move in a circle around the perimeter of the screen. The NES version of Gyruss adds to the original arcade version additional music, additional weapons, new enemies, and a large boss at the end of each level.

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Gyruss Atari 8-bit Got a bonus, but died immediately afterwards
Gyruss Atari 8-bit Title screen
Gyruss Atari 8-bit Need to move down the screen here
Gyruss Atari 8-bit Game start

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The Press Says

Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition Dec, 2013 9 out of 10 90

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developed by: Konami? 5 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (55876)
Jan 22, 2014

Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Gyruss appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Music

The theme music for this game is from the 18th century. While not a complete arrangement of the piece, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor was written by J.S. Bach. The electronic drums are introduced for a more contemporary touch.

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Martin Smith (63169) added Gyruss (Atari 8-bit) on Feb 02, 2006
Other platforms contributed by RKL (5614), Sciere (245763), vileyn0id_8088 (8750) and Servo (55897)