Sidewinder (PC, 5 1/4" Disk) Arcadia - 1988 USA, Canada Release

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Sidewinder
Product ID 52145-20103
Product UPC 052145201033
Platform(s) PC
Packaging Retail Box
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1988
Publisher(s) Virgin Interactive Entertainment
Label Arcadia
Category(s) Entertainment, Arcade
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

An orgy of action and destruction!

Now Sidewinder, that high-energy shoot-em-up from the Arcades, is available for your computer at home!

Skillful programming has taken the superb graphics and addictive game play of this coin-op Arcade favorite, and faithfully reproduced it in home computer versions.

Fly your craft into alien Star Killer space cruiser, and destroy it before it destroys the sun!

Plot a path through the three-dimensional maze of the ship, flying through everything from hydroponics farm to the challenge of the command level itself.

Another great conversion from the Arcadia Super Select System of Arcade games.

All the features that make the Arcade game great:

  • 1,094 Opponents to avoid or attack (for the player who can get through all the scenarios), including mobile ships and robots of various types, gun turrets, force fields and space cannons, to name just a few!
  • 135 Screens of wonderfully detailed background graphics, in 6 scenarios!
  • 3 Difficulty levels, to make it playable for beginners and challenging for Arcade experts.
  • Arcade-quality animation, with superb explosions!
  • Horizontal and vertical scrolling.

The only authorized version of the Arcade favorite!

System Requirements

PC MS-DOS 2.1
Required CPU XT 8088/8086
Required RAM 256K
Supports Joystick Yes
Supported Video EGA
VGA
Tandy 16 Color

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