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Title: Let's Compare - Gun.Smoke
Post by: TrekMD on December 22, 2014, 04:21:20 AM
Gun.Smoke is a 1985 vertical scrolling shooter arcade game by Capcom. This Wild West-themed game was designed by Yoshiki Okamoto. Gun.Smoke centers on a character named Billy Bob in the NES version, a bounty hunter who is after vicious criminals of the Wild West. Despite its name and theme, it has no connection to the Western TV series Gunsmoke.

Gun.Smoke is similar to 1942 and Commando, also developed by Capcom, but with some differences. This game is a scrolling shooter in which the screen scrolls upward automatically and players only have three ways to shoot, using three buttons for left, right, and center shooting. The player can also change the way the gunman shoots through button combinations. The player dies by getting shot or struck by enemies otherwise by getting caught between an obstacle and the bottom of the screen. The player can collect special items, including a horse for protection up to three hits (or get killed by an obstacle), boots for speed of movement, bullets for faster shots and rifles for longer shot range. These items are found by shooting barrels and rifles, boots, and bullets can stock up to five. Some items that add score points include stars, bottles, bags, dragonflies, and cows, but two other items to watch out for are the yashichi, which is a 1up and the cattle skull, which reduces Billy's power.

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Title: Re: Let's Compare - Gun.Smoke
Post by: wyldephang on December 22, 2014, 21:54:26 PM
If the NES version had supported two-player co-op, I think it could've been in the Top 10 or 15 of that console. Still, it's a lot of fun as a single-player game. When the bullets start filling up the screen, it gets pretty challenging.
Title: Re: Let's Compare - Gun.Smoke
Post by: TrekMD on December 22, 2014, 21:58:11 PM
The NES version does look pretty good and it the best from the 8-bit systems on the video.  I've never played this game.  It reminds me of Commando and the music even has a bit of that theme.
Title: Re: Let's Compare - Gun.Smoke
Post by: onthinice on December 25, 2014, 00:46:43 AM
Cool it was released as a compilation for the PSP. The Saturn or Playstation would be my choice now but agree the NES version is very well done.
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