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Gyruss

ジャイラス

Developer / Publisher: Konami
1983
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#3,250 All-time
#6 for 1983
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1983 Konami  
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1983 Konami Centuri  
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1988 Konami  
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1989 Konami Ultra  
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XNA 0 83717 12005 6 NES-YS-USA
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No matter how much I play it, I just keep thinking Tempest realised this idea far better. Tempest also has very useful controls that travel in a clockwise direction, rather than the confusing D-pad layout of the Gyruss controls.

Credit where its due though, Gyrus is indeed a graphical feast for the eyes and another step in the evolution of game graphics where Galaga left off. The game also plays off much like a circular Galaga, with enemies taking up to beautiful patterns when they're filling the screen, though it also gives you a lot of room to breathe, pick a power-up, and dodge incoming bullets and asteroids, before getting ready to cut the enemies down.
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An absolutely cracking game. What first drew me in was the soundtrack - a corking version of J.S. Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565". The music really upped the excitement factor, and the thumping low frequencies generated by the stand-up cabinet were far and away the best heard in an arcade up to that point.

Gyruss [ジャイラス] owes a lot (all?) of its gameplay to Galaga. Waves of aliens sweep through the screen to assemble in a group and then attack a few at a time in an effort to wipe you out. Just like Galaga there are challenge stages, and the only real difference aside from the design of the aliens is the perspective of the gameplay. In Gyruss [ジャイラス] you are continually travelling forwards toward the centre of the screen, and your ship can move anywhere around the outside perimeter. It's a fairly good attempt at 3D in a 2D world.

No matter whether I had had a great game or a hopeless one, I always walked away from the machine feeling pumped up.
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buttguts ジャイラス 2022-11-28T17:36:20Z
2022-11-28T17:36:20Z
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gb7b5 ジャイラス 2022-11-23T13:58:19Z
2022-11-23T13:58:19Z
1
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Dragoniteite ジャイラス 2022-11-06T00:56:12Z
2022-11-06T00:56:12Z
4.0
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SneedDeck Gyruss 2022-08-28T23:04:27Z
NES • XNA
2022-08-28T23:04:27Z
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Mistertitanic Gyruss 2022-06-17T11:34:26Z
NES • XNA
2022-06-17T11:34:26Z
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BringMeToTheKissingTree ジャイラス 2022-05-27T01:50:07Z
2022-05-27T01:50:07Z
1.0
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violence colonialist
megadave83 ジャイラス 2022-04-17T22:40:45Z
2022-04-17T22:40:45Z
2.5
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KILLITHJCC999 ジャイラス 2022-04-04T05:23:02Z
2022-04-04T05:23:02Z
3.0
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hevykofe Gyruss 2022-03-16T13:15:48Z
Arcade • XNA
2022-03-16T13:15:48Z
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Regal_Throes ジャイラス 2022-02-05T12:57:30Z
Arcade • JP
2022-02-05T12:57:30Z
5.5
3
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brokenheartsforeverbaby Gyruss 2021-12-26T09:06:04Z
NES • XNA
2021-12-26T09:06:04Z
2.5
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xtremedante Gyruss 2021-12-25T02:04:29Z
Arcade • XNA
2021-12-25T02:04:29Z
2.5
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