a game by Renovation, and Telenet
Genres: Flying, Shooting Games
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 9/10, based on 4 reviews
User Rating: 9.0/10 - 2 votes
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See also: Rail Shooter

It's the not-so-distant future and Earth has been turned into a polluted wasteland. The surviving humans have just discovered that Gulfer, an intergalactic terrorist organization, is preparing to use the Earth to make deadly weapons. Dan Dare, an ace fighter pilot, is out to save the planet in this one player, horizontally and vertically scrolling shoot-em-up.

  • Watch out for the Black Holes. If you're sucked into the middle you'll blow up. The lightning is distracting but not harmful.

  • Beat this Stage 2 underwater boss by staying in the upper left portion of the screen and positioning TOZ directly below you Now you can blast away without taking any damage.

The game features eight tough levels of fighting over land, under water, and even inside of the planet. Each stage ends as you battle a terrifying boss. You begin the game with basic firepower and missiles and search for over eight special weapons, including three special defense weapons, using a unique TOZ system. This device enables you to latch on to enemies and make their weapon systems your own. This spectacular shoot-em-up is a must for space gunners everywhere. Novice space jockeys need not apply.

  • Use TOZ to grab middle bosses' weapons and then use them to destroy the bosses.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

The Sega gets yet another multilevel blast-a-thon pitting an armored space fighter up against a legion of alien attackers. Gaiares offers this war in a much different fashion than most, however, with an enormous array of weapon enhancements, fullscreen Boss creatures and a battle to save the universe that is implemented in a way all its own! With 8-Meg of power, Gaiares gets a boost as well!

People say:


With 8-Meg of memory, Gaiares could be guilty of overkill, and with the exception of enemy agents you're deployed to destroy, the game is surprisingly well-balanced. Gaiares is one of those few titles that puts a new face on an old genre, but succeeds in the processl.


Games just don't get any better than this. The graphics, game play, challenge level, sound...everything is about the best ever in a Genesis cart. The bosses have to be seen to be believed, if you can get to them! Not easy but not frustrating. Spectacular!


Gaiares is phenomenal! 8 Meg of incredible graphics put it in a league all its own. If you thought the lava in TF3 was intense, wait till you see the hyperspace scene! 15 awesome power-ups and humongous end bosses that really mean business! Good music, but not as good as TF3.


Thunderforce 3 move over!! Once I started playing this game, I couldn't put it down! Few words can describe this shooter. Innovative powerups. Rockin' tunes. Crisp graphics. The best end bosses ever!! If there ever was a game to follow, and nearly surpass, TF3, this is it!

Save The Earth!

An intergalactic terrorist group known as Gulfer is preparing to invade the Earth, already devastated by pollution and waste. The United Star Federation of Leezaluth decided to let the inhabitants of Earth defend themselves, thereby proving their worthiness to survive. A daring human, Dan, and a Leezaluth Alexis team up to confront the Gulfer empire and stop their approach to Earth...

  • Levels: 9
  • Theme: Shooter
  • Players: 1
  • Difficulty: Hard

The first 8 Meg shooter to come out for the Genesis! The evil empire Gulfer is attacking the Earth. Your advantage is your TOZ unit that can steal other weapons from the other vessels.

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