The Gunstar 9 planet was peaceful for many years until the vicious dictator, Colonel Red, kidnapped the Gunstar twins’ older brother and used mind control to make him his slave. You’ll face many different enemies and bosses as you battle to stop the dictator from unleashing “Golden Silver the Destructor” with apocalyptic consequences. This classic SEGA game has been remastered in 3D for play on the Nintendo 3DS portable gaming system. 3D Gunstar Heroes 3DS CIA
3D Gunstar Heroes 3DS CIA
Gunstar Heroes takes the Contra concept — the run-and-gun cooperative shooter — a step further than Konami ever managed. Contra III introduced new weapons and the ability to navigate stages by climbing and grappling; 3D Gunstar Heroes 3DS CIA went beyond that, allowing to use your grappling skills against foes while introducing a weapon customization system that granted you access to four different guns, which could be paired up into an additional 10 different combo weapons. You also had your choice of combat styles at the outset of the game: Free-firing while running, or a fixed stance that planted your hero’s feet in place while attacking but made it easier to fire in all eight directions. As if the sheer variety of play that resulted from multiple gun stances, tons of weapon combos, and a mix of ranged and melee combat skills weren’t enough to kept things unpredictable, Gunstar threw players into a proverbial blender of level formats. Not unlike the contemporary Mega Man games, players could select from any of four different stages after completing the prologue level, tackling the game’s challenges in any order. What set Gunstar apart was the fact that no two levels played anything alike. One stage might see you fighting on the constantly shifting wings of an airplane in flight, while the next could consist of a board game where your literal throws of a die whose outcomes result in advancement, bonuses, or battles. Even the auto-scrolling stage, so often the downfall of action games, culminated in the amazing running fight against a transforming robot boss who could take on up to seven forms (depending on the difficulty level).