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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 MSX I lost all my lives. Game over.
Gemini Wing ZX Spectrum Game start
Gemini Wing Arcade I see canyon
Gemini Wing Atari ST Killed him

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Commodore User Arcade Jan, 1988 7 out of 10 70
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1989 65 out of 100 65
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1989 650 out of 1000 65
ST Format Atari ST Apr, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Commodore User Amiga Sep, 1989 64 out of 100 64
64'er Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 6 out of 10 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

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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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