Side Arms Hyper Dyne

aka: SideArms
Moby ID: 16078
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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.


  • サイドアーム - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Arcade version)

12 People

Game Design
Object Design
Scroll Design
  • Tadanomi Suruzoo
Hard Ware
Soft Ware
  • Mr.



Average score: 69% (based on 15 ratings)


Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 41 ratings with 1 reviews)

More Like "Side Arms Deluxe".

The Good
I have the arcade version on PSP, i liked it, so I bought the TurboGrafx version for 5 dollars at a D.A.V thrift store. This version by far is the best version of Side Arms Hyper Dyne. The music is spectacular, the weapon upgrades are vastly improved over the arcade version, and the graphics are slightly better.

The Bad
The only complaints of mine are that you do not have unlimited continues, which makes the game four times as difficult. But the biggest complaint is no co-op multiplayer. That was one of the games key features, but I commonly play games alone, so it doesn't matter to me.

The Bottom Line
If you like high-speed shoot em' ups, and you want a major challenge, side arms is the game for you. You may have to download it as it is quite rare nowadays.

TurboGrafx-16 · by Joel Mitchell (5) · 2007


Subject By Date
Side Arms(arcade) released for Windows(via Steam) on Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium. Andrew Fisher (697) Aug 25, 2022


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Martin Smith.

Amstrad CPC, DOS added by Agamenon3. Arcade added by FatherJack. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 added by Sciere.

Additional contributors: FAM.

Game added December 27, 2004. Last modified June 11, 2024.