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Description

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.

Screenshots

Gemini Wing Sharp X68000 Stage 5
Gemini Wing Atari ST Anotehr background change
Gemini Wing Sharp X68000 Title screen A
Gemini Wing ZX Spectrum Tube on the wall of the canyon can shoot

Promo Images

Gemini Wing Screenshot
Gemini Wing Screenshot
Gemini Wing Screenshot
Gemini Wing Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "Arcade Archives: Gemini Wing" -- PS4 / Switch title
  • "アーケードアーカイブス ジェミニウイング" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling
  • "ジェミニウイング" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Atari ST Oct, 1989 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1989 760 out of 1000 76
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 72 out of 100 72
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Zzap! Amiga Sep, 1989 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1989 7.4 out of 12 62
Raze Amiga May, 1991 62 out of 100 62
64'er Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 6 out of 10 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Oct, 1989 48 out of 100 48
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 250 out of 1000 25

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Trivia

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.
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