STORY / GAMEPLAY
You are Stryx, a product of Project Alpha Secure, the most powerful and smartest machine ever invented. Half man, half robot, you are in business and the only one that can stop those wicked Cyborgs. You'll have to work hard by blasting hordes of revolting creatures and rescuing the keys to the Lifeforce. So, Stryx, you better get your jet pack ready for some high level robot stomping through the immensely complex underground world of Dome cities. It's a tough assignment and time is running out. Apart from your normal laser weapon there are loads of smart bombs available that can activated by holding the fire button pressed. The game is pretty challenging since the screen is overcrowded by alien ships of different shapes and capabilities that move in a way you just can't always evade. Also, there are many ground defense systems that shoot in every direction and at the end of each level there is a boss battle with a gigantic spaceship.
GRAPHICS / SOUND
The Amstrad CPC version has colorful graphics. Actually, it has too many colors to play this version with ease whilst the main sprites are badly drawn! This combination makes Gemini Wing frustrating and difficult to play. More on that, the CPC scrolling is horrible! I would expect a far better conversion or at least less details so as not to push the CPC's hardware to the limits. Compared to the C64 counterpart, unfortunately the CPC Gemini Wing sucks! As for the sound, it includes the original main menu tune, a few dull sound effects and no in-game music at all!
GAMEPLAY SAMPLE VIDEO
On our video below you may watch the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga OCS and Sharp X68000 versions of the game.
The Amstrad CPC version is at 03:16.