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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 ZX Spectrum Loading screen
Sidewize ZX Spectrum Hidden text in loading screen by using a screen format trick
Sidewize ZX Spectrum Blast or avoid.
Sidewize ZX Spectrum Title screen.

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1987 10.6 out of 12 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Happy Computer Nov, 1987 74 out of 100 74

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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.
Patrick Bregger (184083) added Sidewize (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 08, 2011
Other platforms contributed by Patrick Bregger (184083)