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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 Amstrad CPC Level 4: Platoon of jumpers.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne DOS Level 5: Last Boss.<br>
And that's it, no congratulations, no narration of how great you were by destroying the forces of evil or continued playing till the end. Just back to the tile screen.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Arcade Level 8: Arachnid scenario.<br>
Resembles the realm of a giant mechanical arachnid and some intestines. But forget it, it's not... It's another Cephalopoda's (sight).
Side Arms Hyper Dyne ZX Spectrum Level 5: Destroying the usual foes.

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Alternate Titles

  • "SideArms" -- Alternate spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

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
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 61 out of 100 61
ST Action Atari ST Sep, 1988 61 out of 100 61
Power Play TurboGrafx-16 Oct, 1989 55 out of 100 55
Zzap! Amiga Feb, 1989 53 out of 100 53
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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