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Halley Wars

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It’s the middle of the 21st century. The armies of Lord Halley are launching attacks on planet Earth. You are the last chance for Earth, piloting a craft specially developed to engage these hordes. You must fight your way through their defenses to the final goal, the alien base. The final battle is about to commence!

Halley Wars is a vertical scrolling shooter. The game has 6 stages set in locations in space such as, above planets or in asteroid fields. There are end of levels bosses at the end of each stage each with their own weaknesses. There are power-ups, which can be picked up along the way when you shoot particular asteroids or satellites. These upgrade your weapon strength, speed, add explosive pods and shields.

Where the game stood out was, there are comets that need to be destroyed on your journey. Each comet and ship that you don’t shoot makes it to earth and does some damage there. Comets do more damage than the enemy ships do. If Earths damage level reaches 100% the game is over. For every 2000 points you score, 1% of Earths damage is repaired.


Halley Wars NES Entering a belt of space debris
Halley Wars NES A mid-stage boss
Halley Wars NES Thankfully, I didn't miss
Halley Wars Game Gear Game over with score

Alternate Titles

  • "Space Battle" -- Brazilian Title
  • "ハレーウォーズ" -- Japanese Spelling

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The Press Says

neXGam Game Gear 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Game Gear Oct 02, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Joypad Game Gear Oct, 1991 84 out of 100 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Game Gear Sep, 1991 780 out of 1000 78
Defunct Games Game Gear Nov 04, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Game Gear Feb, 1992 51 out of 100 51


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