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Humans and aliens are living in harmony in the future, until a tabloid journalist stirs up hatred towards aliens. They respond by invading the planet, and it's down to the protagonist to clear up a situation scarily similar to reality in this arcade conversion.

Gemini Wing is a vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up, which is distinguished by its unusual power-up system. Instead of gaining occasional tokens which lead to lasting weaponry improvements, occasional flurries of tokens are released to ensure a quick burst of improved fire. The organic backgrounds are detailed, and have many sections which fire at the player character.


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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1989 760 out of 1000 76
Amiga Joker Nov, 1989 72 out of 100 72
The Games Machine (UK) Sep, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Zzap! Sep, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Commodore User Sep, 1989 64 out of 100 64
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1989 7.4 out of 12 62
Raze May, 1991 62 out of 100 62
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1989 48 out of 100 48


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Gemini Wing appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Martin Smith (66852) added Gemini Wing (Amiga) on Jul 09, 2005
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