Blazing Lazers

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Blazing Lazers
PC Engine
Hudson Soft
System(s): PC Engine, TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console (Wii, Wii U)
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
PC Engine
¥5,800 HC89019

$? TGX030010

Virtual Console JP 600 points ?
Virtual Console US 600 points ?
Virtual Console EU 600 points ?
Virtual Console AU 600 points ?

Wii U Virtual Console
¥600 ?

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Blazing Lazers, known as Gunhed (ガンヘッド) in Japan (where it is tied to a 1989 film of the same name)

Production credits

  • Programmer: Jemini Hirono, Pochi Nakamori
  • Designer: Janus Teramoto, Zash.Pri.Pri, Nakashima Puppy
  • Composer: Miyamo, J.T.S, Mats, Sydon, Ozono, Takeuchi
  • Director: Mikio Ueyama, Tadayuki Kawada, Moo Niitani
  • Producer: Hidethoshi Endo, Eiji Aoyama
  • Special Thanks: Best Friends In Sapporo, John A. Greiner, Rice Grounds, Mizutan, Healthy Toyama, And You !
  • Cooperator: Compile
(C) 1989 Hudson Soft
1989 (C) Toho Sunrise
Source: In-game credits (JP)

Magazine articles

Main article: Blazing Lazers/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

PC Engine version

NEC Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
93 №1, p81[2]
88 №8.08, p10[3]
96 №94, p100[4]
94 №137, p26[5]
68 №17, p12[6]
91 №1, p63[7]
PC Engine
Based on
6 reviews

PC Engine, JP
Gunhed PCE JP Boxback.jpgGunhed PCE JP Boxspine.jpgGunhed PCE JP Boxfront.jpg
Gunhed PCE JP Cardback.jpgGunhed PCE JP Cardfront.jpg
BlazingLazers PCE HuCard JP Manual.pdf

TurboGrafx-16 version

TurboGrafx-16, US

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
PC Engine
CRC32 A17D4D7E
MD5 537C1976F0306E264DA966A907B93E3F
SHA-1 0107D93FF5D10325092D45E6BFD21E8130EFEED7
393,216 Card (JP)
PC Engine
CRC32 B4A1B0F6
MD5 3C2F85FC7898DE73A7C789033D22B8F5
SHA-1 13712AAEE596AD96AB743D5E82ED96895089AFEB
393,216 Card (US)

External links

  • Blazing Lazers on Nintendo eShop (Wii): UK
  • Blazing Lazers on Nintendo eShop (Wii U): JP


  1. File:EGM US 004.pdf, page 68
  2. File:CompleteGuideToConsoles UK 01.pdf, page 81
  3. File:ComputerEntertainer US Vol.8 08.pdf, page 10
  4. File:CVG UK 094.pdf, page 100
  5. File:CVG UK 137.pdf, page 26
  6. File:Excalibur CZ 17.pdf, page 12
  7. File:Zero UK 01.pdf, page 63