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Gyruss (NES)

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3.6
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Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Single Player, Xbox Live Multiplayer 1-2, HD (High Definition). Relive this classic arcade shooter and save the Earth from an alien armada. Fight through 23 levels of enemies as you fly through the solar system from Neptune, past Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars till you finally reach your destination, Earth. Full version features all levels, leaderboards, new multiplayer modes over Xbox Live®, and 12 achievements. Do you have what it takes to save Earth? There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (13018) on Jan 18, 2012.

www.xbox.com:
    Pilot a lone starship and fight through an armada of alien ships to save Earth in this classic 3D space shooter! Battle your way from Neptune, past Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars earning power-ups and score bonuses along the way. Featuring brand new graphics and sounds for Xbox 360, players can choose to play with the classic graphics and sound as well. Challenge the world and take your skills online with the new Versus and Coop modes. List your high score on the Xbox Live leaderboards and see if you are the best in the world!

    • Xbox Live multiplayer modes include Versus and Co-op. Both modes are split screen, showing both your screen and your opponents screen. Results are captured in the Xbox Live Leaderboards.
    • Players can chose to play with either the authentic original graphics or the enhanced graphics including fully 3D rendered models for all ships and objects, a new cosmic starfield background and special effects for bullets and explosions.
    • All tunes and sound effects have been digitally enhanced to sound richer and deeper.
    • 12 achievements ranging from simple to challenging.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (13018) on Sep 16, 2010.

Back of Box - 5200 (US):
    Number of players: 1 or 2
    For use with: Atari 5200™ Game System
    Joystick required

    From the far reaches of Neptune, to the safe haven of Earth--battle your way across the Universe in this exciting adventure based on the popular arcade game.

    Suspense builds with every beat of thrilling and dramatic music--perhaps unlike any video game music you've ever heard before! To these compelling strains, you'll fend off unremitting waves of spiraling, swirling alien ships. Piloting your spacecraft in a circular flight pattern, blast these fiendish intruders with your rapid-fire lasers--before they vaporize you. And watch out for killer meteors and deadly satellites along the way!

    Reach one planet and you'll have just enough time to catch your breath for the next--and more difficult--wave of enemy attacks that separate you from eventually reaching the sanctuary of Earth!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4617) on Jun 26, 2007.

Back Cover - NES:

    300 Billion People Are Counting On You – So Don’t Choke!

    It’s A.D. 2500 and mankind has penetrated the galaxy’s fringes, establishing colonies of peace from Mercury to Pluto.

    Suddenly, the tranquility of the Milky Way erupts into a frothing fury as armadas of alien deathships swarm into our solar system like killer bees preying on an innocent bystander. No one is spared. Even beloved Mother Earth is stung.

    These vicious cosmic Visigoths are war starved Gyrusians. And, led by the immortal Genghis Khan (whom they recruited from Mongolia centuries ago), they’re out to trash civilization.

    With our galactic fleet flattened, you’re the lone space cowboy who escaped the Gyruss shroud of doom. Now you must scorch through the galaxy, freeing planets by zapping endless enemy attacks with Neo-Bomb-Blastic Cannons and Ultra-Lazonic Phasers.

    So prepare for the fight of your life. And don’t flinch, or else the entire universe will get pulverized!

    For 1 player.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Nov 13, 2002.