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Originating in the arcades, Side Arms is a horizontally scrolling shoot ‘em up in which you control Lieutenant Henry (a second player can control Sergeant Sanders in some versions), armed with crude weaponry and protective jump-suits. They must save the earth from the mercenary invaders of Bozon. You must first reach Bozon’s territories, then wipe out its forces hidden in caverns and lurking in underground seas, before destroying the main invasion ship. Lots of extra weapons can be picked up, often with similar tokens to those in 1943 and some other Capcom titles. Most weapons can be shot either to the left or the right, giving you more range to launch attacks.

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Side Arms Hyper Dyne Atari ST ... too many!
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Arcade Cinematic: Starting the game.<br>
Entering the infested planet. Type 1 humanoid prototype will appear at the lower part of the screen, type 2 at the upper.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Arcade Level 7: Realm of lava?<br>
The resulting bonus of a destroyed armada.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne DOS Level 3: Armada.<br>
Finally I could decipher what I was shooting at.

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Alternate Titles

  • "SideArms" -- Alternate spelling
  • "サイドアーム" -- Japanese spelling

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Video Game Den TurboGrafx-16 Mar 29, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Pixel-Heroes.de TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 2003 9 out of 10 90
The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx-16 Apr 03, 2004 B+ 83
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 61 out of 100 61
ST Action Atari ST Sep, 1988 61 out of 100 61
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 May, 1988 594 out of 1000 59
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Sep, 1988 580 out of 1000 58
Zzap! Amiga Feb, 1989 53 out of 100 53
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 4.2 out of 12 35
Power Play Amstrad CPC May, 1988 1 out of 10 10

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