Side Arms was really the sequel to Capcom's first scrolling shooter featuring hover-robots, Section Z. It has since spawned another sequel called Forgotten Worlds. Regardless of its relatives, however, Side Arms stands out as an involving shoot-em-up with lots of color and some nice options. Either one or two players can battle it out at once. Moving about the screen, the on-screen hcros can fire left and right, using any one of six different weapons that can be captured from POW capsules that are deposited in the wake of certain enemy opponents. Large Bosses that require repeated attack, hidden power-ups, and plenty of fast-action play highlight this slightly difficult, but very fun shooter.