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Description

Sidewize's plot revolves around four planets which get attacked by evil aliens. Now the player buckles on a jetpack to teach them a lesson; not entirely surprising by shooting them with a laser cannon. The planet order can be chosen freely.

The game is a horizontally scrolling shooter in which the protagonist has all directions to maneuver. This is necessary because enemies come in from both sides of the screen. There are various power ups to collect which grant advantages like improved weapons in six expansion stages, extra lives or a protective shield.

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Sidewize Commodore 64 Title screen.
Sidewize ZX Spectrum Loading screen
Sidewize Commodore 64 Let's go.
Sidewize ZX Spectrum Title screen.

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1987 10.6 out of 12 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Happy Computer ZX Spectrum Nov, 1987 74 out of 100 74
Tilt Commodore 64 Jul, 1988 8 out of 20 40
Power Play Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 3.5 out of 10 35

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Trivia

Spectrum version

The graphics artist used a trick in the Spectrum's screen format to hide text in the loading screen with his name, since Odin did not allow personal credits in their games.
Contributed to by Patrick Bregger (166002)