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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 TurboGrafx-16 Tricky, tricky maze!
Side Arms Hyper Dyne TurboGrafx-16 The third level scrolls vertically.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne TurboGrafx-16 The other boss that appears MANY times.
Side Arms Hyper Dyne TurboGrafx-16 Title Screen

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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 Mar 29, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100 Sep, 2003 9 out of 10 90
The Video Game Critic Apr 03, 2004 B+ 83
The Games Machine (UK) Nov, 1989 74 out of 100 74 Aug 09, 2019 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1989 7.6 out of 12 63
Power Play Oct, 1989 55 out of 100 55


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Martin Smith (75521) added Side Arms Hyper Dyne (TurboGrafx-16) on Dec 27, 2004
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