Friday, February 18, 2011

Gunstar Heroes

Gunstar Heroes is a side scrolling run and gun shooter like Contra or Metal Slug. You’re going to run, and shoot, a lot. Player has four weapons to choose from, and they can be combined in various pairs to create a total of 14 unique weapons. In addition to the weapons, the player can engage enemies in close quarters combat. It is possible to grab and toss enemies, perform sliding and jumping attacks and a long-range skid

The variety of action in the game makes it stand uniquely from all other platform action games.
You can pick from 4 levels, level in this game is huge and just when you think you've seen off the last boss ,another one appears.
In one scene you are on a mine cart going at insane speeds fighting enemies everywhere, going up on the ceiling or down on the ground. Next thing you know you're playing a board game with dices for different levels, and then the pretty difficult space battle in the ship. In two player mode, it's even more entertaining.

Gunstar Heroes is great game that is perfect for fans of the genre. With a friend, though, it's a real blast. The game will play just about the same with one or two players, so it's obviously a much quicker play with two of you manning the controls.I highly recommend this game to anyone that hasn't checked it out yet.

Title: Gunstar Heroes
Genre: Shooter (Run 'n Gun)
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Treasure
Release Date: September 9, 1993


  1. I bought it on the Wii's Virtual Console. Man that game is so hard. Darn you treasure!

  2. wow dude I read Metal Slug and just had a case of daydreaming/nostalgia.. arcade with my buddy.

    no one could get as far as we could. no one.

  3. well, i love metal slug, so this looks right up my alley. thanks for the rec!

  4. I'm going to play this game with my bro, we love coop games and we already beat all contra and metal slug games. I'm sure it will be a blast as you said.

  5. thank god for emulators. other wise i won't be able to check this out