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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.

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Side Arms Hyper Dyne Commodore 64 Stage 5
Side Arms Hyper Dyne TurboGrafx-16 Transforming
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Arcade Showdown: Mega-centipede.<br>
Centipedes were already nasty, now imagine this giant firing packs of bolts from its head and tail...
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Arcade Level 5: Submersible walkers.<br>

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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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 1989 7.6 out of 12 63
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 61 out of 100 61
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 59 out of 100 59
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Sep, 1988 580 out of 1000 58
Zzap! Amiga Feb, 1989 53 out of 100 53
Commodore User Amiga Dec, 1988 52 out of 100 52
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1988 3.8 out of 12 32

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