Sidewize (Commodore 64)

Sidewize Commodore 64 Title screen.


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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.


Sidewize Commodore 64 Choose your planet.
Sidewize Commodore 64 Title screen.
Sidewize Commodore 64 Avoid or blast.
Sidewize Commodore 64 Let's go.

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Tilt Jul, 1988 8 out of 20 40
Power Play Dec, 1987 3.5 out of 10 35


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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 (215686) added Sidewize (Commodore 64) on Oct 08, 2011
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