Gemini Wing

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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 Collect bonuses
Gemini Wing Commodore 64 The second boss
Gemini Wing Atari ST A very traditional wave
Gemini Wing Atari ST A narrow tunnel to pursue

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Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Atari ST Oct, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 65 out of 100 65
ST Format Atari ST Apr, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Commodore User Amiga Sep, 1989 64 out of 100 64
Raze Amiga May, 1991 62 out of 100 62
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
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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