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Gyruss - Arcade

Publisher:Konami  ?              No-Intro:N/A
Developer:Konami  ?              GoodName:N/A
Year:1983              TOSEC:N/A
Category:Shooter              MAME:gyruss
Controls:View              Commands:N/A
Game Manual:Download              Game Music:
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Also on: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Coleco Vision, Commodore 64, Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade, Nintendo NES


In game image of Gyruss on the Arcade.
In Game
Title screen of Gyruss on the Arcade.
Title Screen
Printed Circuit Board for Gyruss.
Artwork for Gyruss.
Game Over Screen for Gyruss.
Game Over Screen
High Score Screen for Gyruss.
High Score Screen
Arcade Cabinet for Gyruss.
Arcade Cabinet Marquee for Gyruss.
Advert for Gyruss on the Arcade.

A single player shoot-em-up in which the purpose is to fly through the solar system, destroying waves of alien attackers, before finally reaching Earth. Planets that must be passed before Earth is reached are Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars.

It only takes two warps to reach Neptune, but all of the others, including Earth, take three warps to get to. Each time the player reaches a planet, they will be faced with a Challenge Stage. A bonus stage in which players try to destroy as many aliens as possible to accrue points. After reaching Earth, there is a Challenge Stage, followed by a very fast 'three warps to Neptune' stage. After this, the levels and the background music start over.

Gyruss' superb gameplay, in which the player ship rotates around the edges of the screen and fires 'inwards', is heavily influenced by Atari's 1981 classic, "Tempest". While the design of the Alien ships themselves is similar to those of Namco's also legendary "Galaga" series.

Game description from www.arcade-history.com

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