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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 Commodore 64 Stage 4
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Commodore 64 Stage 3
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Commodore 64 Stage 1
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Commodore 64 Title screen

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Alternate Titles

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

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Zzap! Mar, 1988 61 out of 100 61
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) May, 1988 594 out of 1000 59
The Games Machine (UK) Mar, 1988 59 out of 100 59
Power Play Dec, 1987 4.5 out of 10 45
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1988 4.2 out of 12 35


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Martin Smith (66869) added Side Arms Hyper Dyne (Commodore 64) on Dec 27, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Agamenon3 (4911), FatherJack (62754), Sciere (520504) and Martin Smith (66869)