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Gemini Wing

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
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Commodore 64
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ZX Spectrum
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Description

Humans and aliens are living in harmony in the future, until a tabloid journalist stirs up hatred towards aliens. They respond by invading the planet, and it's down to the protagonist to clear up a situation scarily similar to reality in this arcade conversion.

Gemini Wing is a vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up, which is distinguished by its unusual power-up system. Instead of gaining occasional tokens which lead to lasting weaponry improvements, occasional flurries of tokens are released to ensure a quick burst of improved fire. The organic backgrounds are detailed, and have many sections which fire at the player character.

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Gemini Wing ZX Spectrum Game start
Gemini Wing Sharp X68000 Second boss: Twin Cyclops from the first title screen (and cover), they have a very fast laser attack
Gemini Wing MSX I lost all my lives. Game over.
Gemini Wing Sharp X68000 The glory of Wings (high score)

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Atari ST Oct, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 72 out of 100 72
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Sep, 1989 71 out of 100 71
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Sep, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Commodore User Commodore 64 Sep, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Zzap! Amiga Sep, 1989 69 out of 100 69
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1989 69 out of 100 69
CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1989 64 out of 100 64
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Oct, 1989 48 out of 100 48
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 31 out of 100 31

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

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