Review: Gunman Clive 2 (3DS)

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After rescuing Ms Johnson, Gunman Clive returns to again find the town under attack by bandits. To stop them once and for all he must chase after their leader; an adventure that takes him all the way around the world, facing bigger and deadlier enemies than ever before.

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Pros:

  • Gorgeous hand drawn graphics with a grainy effect.
  • Excellent 3D implementation.
  • Four file saves.
  • Weighs in at 573 blocks.
  • Three difficulties: Easy,  Normal and Hard.
  • Simple control scheme.
  • Three initial characters to choose from with a few to unlock.  Each character is unique and introduces new ways to play.
  • Health bar on the left side of the screen.
  • Level score is substituted with time,  Time is your score in this game.
  • Falling off a ledge will lose you some health and then restart you at the point as to where you first attempted the jump.
  • Power ups and health items can be found and dropped by enemies.
  • Lose all your life and you will restart at the begininng of the level.
  • Analogue and digital pad support.
  • Platform shooter gameplay.
  • Western infused soundtrack.
  • Able to replay any completed level.
  • Big boss fights.
  • Cheap price point.
  • Over 20 levels to play through.
  • Levels are not just platform running,  You can also fly and ride horses in a behind the player perspective.  Acting more like a short distraction yet rewarding scenario.

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Cons:

  • Judging/performing precise jumps is a bit tricky.
  • Enemies respawn really quick.
  • Few instances in the bonus levels where you cannot always see the projectiles coming towards you.
  • You don’t like cowboys.

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In Summary,  This is yet another gem for the 3DS eshop.  Building upon the first game,  Here you get more colour,  More level variation and the graphics look simply superb.  For such a low price point the game is a must buy.  It is both relaxing to play and yet still brings the challenge.  A few levels take a few runs to get right but other than that this is a well polished and fun game.  The different characters force you to play a different way with you having to use different weapons to Clive. In a way its kind of like another difficulty option within itself. Instant classic, Forever brilliant.

 

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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