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Gemini Wing

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
5.0
Amiga
66
5.0
Sharp X68000
...
5.0
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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 Sharp X68000 Stage 4 and unleashing the Wide Beam gunball
Gemini Wing ZX Spectrum Title screen
Gemini Wing Arcade Enemy horde
Gemini Wing Commodore 64 Shoot your way through

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1989 760 out of 1000 76
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 72 out of 100 72
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Sep, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1989 65 out of 100 65
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Sep, 1989 62 out of 100 62
Raze Amiga May, 1991 62 out of 100 62
64'er Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 6 out of 10 60
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1989 37 out of 100 37
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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