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Blast from the past
By Matt Wales 25 January 2013
Gunslugs | Developer:
OrangePixel | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Action, Arcade, Platform | Players:
1 | Version:
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.
A fun, frenetic, and feature-packed tribute to the run-and-gun arcade shooters of yesteryear