Gemini Wing

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Amstrad CPC
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5.0
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 Multiload system
Gemini Wing Atari ST Nice stalactite effect
Gemini Wing Atari ST Shoot a gap in this wall
Gemini Wing Arcade Flying scorpion with bonuses

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Amiga Sep, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1989 65 out of 100 65
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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1989 7 out of 12 58
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Oct, 1989 48 out of 100 48
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1989 4.8 out of 12 40
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1989 37 out of 100 37
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1989 0.6 out of 12 5

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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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