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Publisher(s) Firebird Software
Designer(s) Steve Wetherill, Colin Grunes
Platform(s) ZX Spectrum
Release date(s) 1988
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player, Two-player

Crosswize is a shoot 'em up released by Firebird in 1988 for the ZX Spectrum home computer. It was the sequel to Sidewize.


The planet Luna is under attack by Mutants and must be defended.


The game is very similar to its predecessor, with a lone warrior battling waves of alien enemies. A notable difference is the ability to fire in both directions, as in Side Arms. Again, power-ups may be collected for improved weapons and firepower.


  • Your Sinclair:

    "Addictiveness? Is this game addictive? We are talking fail your exams, lose your job, break up your marriage, and even don't wash your hair-type addictiveness. You keep pounding the joystick, trying to get past that building to see what will kill you next. Have another go, and another, just one more, and another, one more time..."[1]

  • Sinclair User: "A terrific shoot-em-up and classic blast. Violent escapism at its best."[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Crosswize Review", Your Sinclair, July 1988 
  2. ^ "Crosswize Review", Sinclair User, June 1988