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Description

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.

Screenshots

Side Arms Hyper Dyne Arcade Level 2: Wheel Turret.<br>
This mega guardian will rotate spreading balls of plasma. Directing a laser bolt directly into its weak spot.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne TurboGrafx-16 Fourth Area
Side Arms Hyper Dyne DOS Level 5: Sensation of already seen.<br>
Blasting with another type of weapon.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne TurboGrafx-16 Second Area

Alternate Titles

  • "SideArms" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

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) TurboGrafx-16 Nov, 1989 74 out of 100 74
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 59 out of 100 59
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 May, 1988 594 out of 1000 59
Zzap! Amiga Feb, 1989 53 out of 100 53
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) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1988 3.8 out of 12 32
Power Play Amstrad CPC May, 1988 1 out of 10 10

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