Gunhed also known as Blazing Lazers, is a 1989 sci-fi shoot 'em up video game developed by Hudson Soft and Compile. It was released in Japan on July 7, 1989 for the PC Engine, and it was released in North America in November 1989 for the TurboGrafx-16. It was later released on the Wii's Virtual Console in North America on May 21, 2007, in Europe on May 25, 2007, in Australia on July 30, 2007, and in Japan on June 17, 2008. It was released for the PlayStation Network on July 21, 2010 and on the Wii U's Virtual Console on June 11, 2014 both in Japan. It is based on the Japanese film Gunhed (only referenced in the Japanese version). In the game, a fictional galaxy is under attack by an enemy space armada called the Dark Squadron, and this galaxy's only chance for survival is the Gunhed Advanced Star Fighter, who must destroy the Dark Squadron and its Super Weapons. The gameplay features fast vertical scrolling and a wide array of weapons for the player to use.