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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 Arcade Level 3: Crystals and Ice.<br>
A lateral turret was destroyed.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Commodore 64 One upgrade is a transformation and enables you to shoot in two directions at once.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne TurboGrafx-16 Nearing the end of the game.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne DOS Level 3: Some machines.<br>
Some explosions...!

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Alternate Titles

  • "SideArms" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

Pixel-Heroes.de TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 2003 9 out of 10 90
The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx-16 Apr 03, 2004 B+ 83
Sinclair User Arcade Apr, 1988 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Aug, 1988 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 1989 7.6 out of 12 63
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
Power Play Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 4.5 out of 10 45
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1988 4.6 out of 12 38
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 4.2 out of 12 35

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