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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.


Side Arms Hyper Dyne ZX Spectrum Loading Screen.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne ZX Spectrum Level 2: Special armada.<br>
These are the type of ships that give you the mentioned bonus. Not that their looks are different from the others.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne ZX Spectrum Transition to level 2.<br>
Getting down.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne ZX Spectrum Level 3: Bonus ships.<br>
I was being unfair some screenshots ago when I said bonus ships have all the same looks. It's false.

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Alternate Titles

  • "SideArms" -- Alternate spelling
  • "サイドアーム" -- Japanese spelling

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) May, 1988 493 out of 1000 49
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1988 3.8 out of 12 32


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Martin Smith (66812) added Side Arms Hyper Dyne (ZX Spectrum) on Dec 27, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Agamenon3 (4809), FatherJack (62758), Sciere (506649) and Martin Smith (66812)