Blazing Lazers

aka: Gunhed
Moby ID: 17635
TurboGrafx-16 Specs

Description official descriptions

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.


  • ガンヘッド - Japanese spelling

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Credits (TurboGrafx-16 version)

26 People (20 developers, 6 thanks) · View all

Special Thanks
  • Compile
(c) 1989
  • Hudson Soft
  • Toho/Sunrise
[ full credits ]



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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.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • November 1997 (Issue 100) - ranked #77 (Best 100 Games of All Time)

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by quizzley7.

PlayStation 3, PSP added by Lance Boyle. Wii U added by Michael Cassidy. Wii added by gamewarrior.

Additional contributors: Alaka, Lance Boyle, FAM.

Game added May 8th, 2005. Last modified October 7th, 2023.