Game Classification

Hyper Dyne: Side Arms Special Capcom Co. (Japan), NEC Avenue, 1989  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Hyper Dyne: Side Arms Special Side Arms Special is, in essence, the same game as the regular edition of the arcade side-scrolling shooter Side Arms (with audio CD tracks instead of MIDI music) - plus a new gameplay mode called Before Christ.

This mode can be considered a "hardcore mode", since the player has to return to the beginning of the level after the player character has died, as opposed to losing a "life" and continuing from the same spot in the regular mode. Also, while in the regular mode the player can change the type and direction of weapon (laser, spreading, etc.) at any time, in Before Christ mode, it is possible only upon picking up a corresponding power-up.

Another change includes the ability to charge the weapon, similarly to the feature in R-Type. The charged beam is more powerful, but obviously requires more time to execute. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : TurboGrafx CD (Turbo CD)