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Blazing Lazers is a top-down shooter featuring 9 levels of varied and fast-paced action. The story here is the usual save-the-world variety. You must pilot your ship against 8 super-weapons and ultimately destroy the menace once and for all.

The power-up system in Blazing Lazers deserves special mention. There are four main types of weapons, and each type of weapon can be upgraded several times to produce an incredible amount of firepower. In addition, there are secondary weapons systems that provide you with shields, homing missiles, multi-fire units, or super weapon power.


Blazing Lazers TurboGrafx-16 Level 4 Boss
Blazing Lazers TurboGrafx-16 Level 4 is BRAINS
Blazing Lazers TurboGrafx-16 Easter Island Heads, too
Blazing Lazers TurboGrafx-16 Intro Sequence

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Blazing Lazers Screenshot
Blazing Lazers Screenshot
Blazing Lazers Screenshot
Blazing Lazers Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Gunhed" -- Japanese title
  • "ガンヘッド" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Video Game Den Jul 28, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1989 11.4 out of 12 95
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2002 9.25 out of 10 92
Zero Nov, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Quebec Gamers Nov 20, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
IGN May 29, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Sep, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1989 31 out of 40 78
HonestGamers Jan 16, 2004 6 out of 10 60


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Japanese Virtual Console and PlayStation Network re-releases

Due to possible licensing issues, the versions of the game released on the Japanese Virtual Console and the PlayStation Network's PC Engine Archives line-up are the American version.
quizzley7 (21723) added Blazing Lazers (TurboGrafx-16) on May 07, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Lance Boyle (1419), Michael Cassidy (20702) and gamewarrior (5100)