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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 Atari ST ... too many!
Side Arms Hyper Dyne DOS Level 4: Transition to level 4, getting down again.<br>
(I feel as if I am flying in circles... or is it a spiral? A spring maybe?)
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Atari ST There are many...
Side Arms Hyper Dyne Arcade Planet being destroyed.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Classic-games.net TurboGrafx-16 Aug 09, 2019 7 out of 10 70
ST Action Atari ST Sep, 1988 61 out of 100 61
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 59 out of 100 59
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Sep, 1988 580 out of 1000 58
Power Play TurboGrafx-16 Oct, 1989 55 out of 100 55
Zzap! Amiga Feb, 1989 53 out of 100 53
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum May, 1988 493 out of 1000 49
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1988 4.6 out of 12 38
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 4.2 out of 12 35
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1988 3.8 out of 12 32

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