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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 Loading screen
Gemini Wing ZX Spectrum Title screen
Gemini Wing Sharp X68000 Two player game demo
Gemini Wing Arcade Another bugs type

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The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Sep, 1989 71 out of 100 71
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Commodore User Amiga Sep, 1989 64 out of 100 64
Raze Amiga May, 1991 62 out of 100 62
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Sep, 1989 62 out of 100 62
64'er Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 6 out of 10 60
Raze Atari ST May, 1991 60 out of 100 60
The One Atari ST Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1989 4.8 out of 12 40

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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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