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Blazing Lazers is a top-down shooter featuring 9 levels of varied and fast-paced action. The story here is the usual save-the-world variety. You must pilot your ship against 8 super-weapons and ultimately destroy the menace once and for all.

The power-up system in Blazing Lazers deserves special mention. There are four main types of weapons, and each type of weapon can be upgraded several times to produce an incredible amount of firepower. In addition, there are secondary weapons systems that provide you with shields, homing missiles, multi-fire units, or super weapon power.


Blazing Lazers TurboGrafx-16 Title Screen
Blazing Lazers TurboGrafx-16 Second Level Boss
Blazing Lazers TurboGrafx-16 Level 4 is BRAINS
Blazing Lazers TurboGrafx-16 Third Level Boss

Promo Images

Blazing Lazers Screenshot
Blazing Lazers Screenshot
Blazing Lazers Screenshot
Blazing Lazers Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Gunhed" -- Japanese title
  • "ガンヘッド" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

HonestGamers TurboGrafx-16 Jan 14, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 1989 96 out of 100 96
Game Informer Magazine TurboGrafx-16 Jul, 2002 9.25 out of 10 92
Zero TurboGrafx-16 Nov, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Digital Press - Classic Video Games TurboGrafx-16 Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90 TurboGrafx-16 Aug, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games TurboGrafx-16 Dec 15, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Quebec Gamers TurboGrafx-16 Nov 20, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
Nintendo Life Wii May 21, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
GameSpot Wii May 22, 2007 7 out of 10 70


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Japanese Virtual Console and PlayStation Network re-releases

Due to possible licensing issues, the versions of the game released on the Japanese Virtual Console and the PlayStation Network's PC Engine Archives line-up are the American version.
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