Review: Gun Crazy (PlayStation 4)

Gun Crazy is a fast-paced and hectic arcade-style action shoot em’ up sporting old school pixel art and a retro soundtrack.

Pros:

  • Big pixel graphics.
  • 67.68mb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Cross-buy with Playstation Vita.
  • Stackable Platinum trophy.
  • Platform shooter gameplay.
  • Mini-boss and boss fights.
  • Run and gun mentality.
  • Optional learn controls section.
  • Two modes-arcade and 1cc.
  • Simple to play.
  • 3 continues.
  • Screen shake-on/off.
  • Pick up powerups in the game.
  • Easy Platinum taking under 20 minutes.

Cons:

  • No reply value.
  • Lacks leaderboards.
  • The level design is simple.
  • Very busy looking screens.
  • Have to unlock 1cc mode.
  • Multi-directional shooting is on the left stick and you cannot change it.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
6.8/10

Summary

Gun Crazy, a game that initially emits a nostalgic look with it big Chunky pixel graphics, slick animation, and banging soundtrack, it stinks of the 90s shooter that was all the rage. Sounds good right? Unfortunately, that is just the initial feels and what lands up happening is you see a very bland boring platform shooter. Basically hold right and shoot button and you will finish the level. You can shoot multi-directional but you can also just dash out of projectiles. Either way, I found it didn’t have any real challenge or depth and is definitely one for the platinum trophy I am afraid. It took me less than 20 minutes to nab it and that was enough for me to have my fill.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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