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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 Watch them bullets.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Amstrad CPC Level 5: Starting point.<br>
Never know where enemies are coming from.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Amstrad CPC Showdown:. Last monster<br>
Intercepting the monster's laser beams.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Arcade Level 5: Tight.<br>
Armadas, missiles, jumping walkers, narrow passages really make difficult the player's gaming here.

Alternate Titles

  • "SideArms" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx-16 Apr 03, 2004 B+ 83
The Games Machine (UK) TurboGrafx-16 Nov, 1989 74 out of 100 74
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
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) ZX Spectrum May, 1988 493 out of 1000 49
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 4.2 out of 12 35
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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