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Description

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.

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Side Arms Hyper Dyne Amstrad CPC Level 2: Every thing's the same!<br>
There are only three types of foes: jumpers, ships and centipedes + the only type of boss.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne ZX Spectrum Level 1: using bonus pieces.<br>
Bonus are left when some type of enemies are destroyed. You can fire at them to change the sort of bonus you'll receive.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Amstrad CPC Level 1: Bonus.<br>
"Pows" give you an upgrade for your weaponry.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Arcade Level 4: Concentrated fire.<br>
Like a flying ball of plasma, you bombard the enemies with bursts of bolts.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Video Game Den TurboGrafx-16 Mar 29, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx-16 Apr 03, 2004 B+ 83
Sinclair User Arcade Apr, 1988 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Aug, 1988 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 1989 7.6 out of 12 63
ST Action Atari ST Sep, 1988 61 out of 100 61
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 May, 1988 594 out of 1000 59
Commodore User Amiga Dec, 1988 52 out of 100 52
Power Play Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 4.5 out of 10 45
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1988 3.8 out of 12 32

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