A coin-op game released by Capcom/Romstar in 1986. The full title was SidearmsHyperdyne in the U.S. and HyperdyneSidearms in Japan. Sidearms was a very underated and somewhat rare shooter/shmup with a Robo-Tech type theme. The game featured both 1 and 2 player simultaneous action, horizontal and vertical scrolling, several stages ranging from moderate to downright difficult, challenging and sometimes huge bosses, a special power-up that unlocked a dual mecha transformation and other bonus features. The game was ported mostly to computers such as the Atari ST, and Commodore 64 as well as the PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16 and also Sony's PSP in a Capcom compilation. Sidearms was the second game in a series known as "Jetpack Hero" which started with Section-Z and ended with Forgotten Worlds. They are related only in that they have a similar layout and gameplay; each game in the series has it's own storyline.
"I can't believe how accurate this port of Sidearms is and the sound is better than the arcade verion!!"
n. A paradox of Einsteinian proportion, that which is at the same time bad-ass and refined. That which saves brown babies and prepares homemade pasta dough. That which is truly hoss and yet truly gentile. A man of amazing proportion and ridiculous excess. A man of this age and all others.
The sidearm feverishly prepared his fifth culinary masterpiece while simultaneously smoking a pipe and saving a brown village.