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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 Amstrad CPC Level 1: Bonus.<br>
"Pows" give you an upgrade for your weaponry.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Amstrad CPC Level 3: Starting point.
(wow what an excitement)
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Amstrad CPC Level 4: Final Boss<br>
Reaching its lair.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Amstrad CPC Special weapon in action.

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Alternate Titles

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

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1988 4.6 out of 12 38
Power Play May, 1988 1 out of 10 10


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Agamenon3 (4942) added Side Arms Hyper Dyne (Amstrad CPC) on Aug 19, 2010
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