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Game review
Blast from the past
by Matt Wales 25/1/2013
Product: Gunslugs
Developer: OrangePixel
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Arcade, Platform
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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It's pretty obvious that Gunslugs gets its inspiration from the classic run-and-gun shooters of yesteryear - even tipping a hat to legendary genre king Metal Slug in its title.

Yet while it's easy to see the past in Gunslugs's 8-bit DNA, developer OrangePixel has more than embraced the present, shaping the classic genre into something perfectly suited to modern touchscreen devices.

It's a pure blast of ruthless, exhilarating run-and-gun fun that's packed with countless imaginative flourishes and delivered using a familiar but effective virtual button setup. Thanks to smart and simple mechanics, it works like a charm. ...
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A fun, frenetic, and feature-packed tribute to the run-and-gun arcade shooters of yesteryear
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 8
Value: 7
Innovation: 8
Overall: 8
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