Gunstar Heroesa game by Treasure
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If you're itching for classic side-view shooting action, Gunstar Heroes wants you. But be advised: This Genesis action/adventure game is an assault on your senses as well as your trigger finger.
Better Dead than Red
The planet Gunstar has the Red blues. Colonel Red, a vicious dictator, has stolen four Mystical Gems, which can revive a long-dead, planet-killing robot. The Gunstar twins are out to retrieve the Gems and cream the Colonel.
Gunstar Heroes is chaos in a game. Colonel Red's droid horde comes charging at you on land and in the air from both sides of the screen. The Gunstars fight through a spaceship/shooter stage. The bad boss 'bots run the gamut from weird, Erector-set rejects to teeny, tiny, mechanical terrors. You select four difficulty levels, where even Easy is nasty hard.
You need superior firepower to survive, and the game obliges nicely. Periodically an Electronic Duck flies in to drop four energy weapon power-ups. You can use two separately or combine them into one awesome blaster. There are ten combo weapons possible.
- In Stage Four, you can make a stronger throw with the dice if you catch and throw it before it stops bouncing.
- You can snatch bad guys, robots, and bombs out of the air and toss'em. Time a jump and hit B.
- Force with Lightning and Double Force are strong weapon combos, especially at the end of the game.
3 Killer Controls
The real stars of this thumb-buster are the outstanding controls and the character moves. In addition to the energy weapons, each Gunstar has an easily accessible hand- fighting repertoire: a flying kick, a sliding kick, a throw, and a body slam. They can block attacks, fire weapons 360 degrees, and climb handover hand. During the mining cart sequence you can even down.
- You can rebound off the sides of the screen to jump a little bit higher.
- Run with the Duck! Sometimes you can score an extra Vitality.
Eye Strain, Ear Grain
The game's graphics wage their own battle against good and evil... but good ultimately prevails. The character sprites aren't very sharp, and during the riotous two-player contests, you're hard-pressed to distinguish your Gunstar from your friend's. Although slowdown is infinitesimal, blocks of pixels sometimes disappear from your sprite during heavy fighting. On the other hand, there are some truly creative stage designs. For example, one imaginative stage is a board game, where you roll dice, move to a square, and warp to a boss challenge.
The sound effects pack a power punch. Crystal clear gun blasts and explosions will rock your house.
This game doesn't blast open new territory, but it soups up a standard shoot-out game with murderous action, excellent controls, and imaginative game design. Gunstar Heroes is a certified Genesis gun star.
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