Gunstar Heroes (1993)

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Futuristic action adventure set on another planet.

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Chaos has broken out on the planet Gunstar-9!! The mad Colonel Red has discovered four crystals that imprison a deadly being known as GoldenSilver, and plans on unleashing it onto the population of the planet! He must be stopped! Enter the Gunstar Heroes, Red and Blue! Unleash some mad blasting action onto the Colonel's army and don't let him bring GoldenSilver to life!! The fate of Gunstar-9 is in your hands! Written by Shawn Watson

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9 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Starry-Eyed Surprise
9 April 2010 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

I can't believe I let a game like this go undiscovered for so long. Gunstar Heroes was released on the Mega Drive/Genesis back in 1993 but I'd never heard of the game until a few years ago. None of the magazines I read at the time featured any reviews or ads either so it was surprising to see so many positive reviews. I still have a Mega Drive, but the asking price for the complete set is often far too expensive. But when I saw it for only £2.49 on the PlayStation Network I knew it was a bargain I couldn't turn down.

The game is, quite frankly, brilliant. It features the madcap run-and-gun mayhem of Metal Slug but with none of the punishing difficulty. The screen is filled with action and explosions from absolute beginning to absolute end. I finished it fairly quickly, and it is so far the only PS3 game in which I have unlocked all the trophies.

It's a must have. If you have a Mega Drive or PS3 make sure you get Gunstar Heroes.

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