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  • Danilo 7:53 pm on September 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , explosive, natsume, , , western, wild guns, wild west   

    Forgotten Old Games – Wild Guns 

    Hi everyone! Today is… Thursday!?… It´s an awesome day for another awesome forgotten old game and this week´s game is Wild Guns!

    Wild Guns is an awesome explosive shooting game where you can choose between two gunslingers, Clint the cowboy and Annie the lady. The plot?! I have NO IDEA, I just know that is a mix between cowboys and robots. Yes, cowboys and robots. Can you even imagine how awesome this is?! Natsume knows how to do good stuff such as Robot ninjas, Cowboys and robots, and yeah, robots everywhere, that´s the shit!

    Released in 1994, Wild Guns is  pretty similar to arcade shooters like Time Crisis and Virtual Cop in Wild guns you have to shoot enemies that are constantly showing up trying to shoot you. Besides shooting enemies in Wild Guns you also have to evade enemy fire by running left or right and you can also jump in order to make a quick dodge.

    To shot an enemy you just have to put your cross hair over it and press Y to shoot, you can also hold down Y to make a continuous shot, you can also throw a lasso to stun your enemies by pressing Y multiple times. As I mentioned before, you can dodge enemy fire by running or jumping with B and you can also perform a double jump pressing B again in midair.

    You have to keep an eye on those speech bubbles like “LOOK OUT”, when you see one of those you have to jump or evade something immediately. While you´re shooting enemies, you´re also can pick up items that gives you extra points or even new weapons like shotgun, machine-gun or even a grenade launcher. You can pick up a super bomb item too, when you got this item you can plant  dynamite on your enemies blowing every enemy on-screen.

    Wild Guns has 6 stages and during these stages you have a time counter and when the time is over a boss appear. Killing enemies makes time go faster. The boss fights are the highlight of this game, generally bosses are huge mechs with with a good amount of challenge, so “stay sharp, son”.

    Wild Guns graphics are only AMAZING. Seriously, everything is heavily detailed and well drawn; characters design, enemies design and background design are awesome! Lots of futuristic mech stuff mixed with old west really makes this game shine.

    The soundtrack is awesome too, they have that amazing western style mixed up with some intense action themes, I really recommend that you look for it.

    In closing comments, Wild Guns is the most fun shooting game that I´ve played during the 16 bit era, I found it even better than Virtual Cop and I´m a hardcore Virtual Cop fan, so if you looking for some explosive action shooting game, go to Carson City to have a chat with Clint and Annie.

    • Bruno Vieira 1:42 pm on September 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Oh yeah, one of my favorite games for SNES. Really the most fun shooting game of the 16-bit age =)

  • Danilo 9:47 pm on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Gun Smoke, , , western   

    Forgotten Old Games – Gun Smoke 

    Hello everyone, it´s me again Danilo with a fresh game review! First, I’d like to apologize myself for the fact that I didn’t post last week. I was very stressed with a lot of work to do, so I didn’t find any  time to play video games and write a decent review.

    In the last post I was talking about a badass cop, that looks like a modern cowboy. Today, I´m gonna talk about a cowboy itself, his name is Billy Bob the hero of Gun Smoke, a classical vertical scrolling shooter with a wild west theme.

    Gun Smoke was released in 1985 by Capcom and there is two versions of it, one in arcades and other for NES.

    The story is very simple, the year is 1849 and a small town called Hicksville is constant attacked by a group of outlaws called Vingates. Suddenly, a bounty hunter appear in the town; his name is Billy Bob and he´s going to stop the Vingates and save the town.

    Pretty simple isn´t? That´s all this game needs because the main fun factor here is action!

    First I´m gonna talk about the most fun aspect of this game, it´s gameplay.

    Like the most part of the vertical shooters, the scrolling moves to up then you have to dodge the enemy fire and shoot the badguys. This game is pretty difficult, you have to stay “sharp” because one single shoot and “bang”, you are dead!

    Despite the game’s difficulty, there is a lot of barrels that you can destroy and take money or items. With this money you can buy from town´s people a lot of guns and items, including a horse!

    When you buy the horse, you move faster and you can take one more shot to be dead, since the first shot kill your horse and the next shot kill you, so basically the horse can save your life, “kid”.

    The stage keeps looping itself until you get a certain amount of money to buy the “bounty” item. The bounty item is a wanted advice that allow you to fight with the boss.

    Once you beat the boss the level is over, and you receive a reward! There´s a total of six boss in this game, they are Bandit Bill, Cutter, Ninja, Wolf Chief, Los Pubro and Fat Man.

    About the graphics, I can say that this is a good looking game for it´s time. I like the way that the outlaws die, it´s very “realistic” because they just fall on the ground different from most NES games in which bad guys explode. The background are richly detailed as well.

    Another think that I like a lot in this game are the “wanted” signs, they are just awesome! The outlaws’s faces are just amazing, they´re really look like a bunch of bad asses sons of a …

    The sound of this game, in my opinion, is amazing! The gunshots are awesome and I love the first stage´s music! You really fells like a cowboy shooting bad-guys and saving the day!

    Here listen!

    So, before Red Dead Redemption and Call of Juarez, there was a game that was a legend this game was Gun Smoke. Now, try it cowboy, if you dare!

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