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Gemini Wing

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
65
5.0
Sharp X68000
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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 Arcade Flying scorpion with bonuses
Gemini Wing ZX Spectrum Red "squares" are my special attack
Gemini Wing Atari ST Title screen
Gemini Wing Atari ST Killed him

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The Press Says

Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 72 out of 100 72
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Sep, 1989 71 out of 100 71
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST 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
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Sep, 1989 62 out of 100 62
64'er Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 6 out of 10 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 31 out of 100 31
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 250 out of 1000 25

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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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