Review: Gunman Clive 2 (3DS)

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.

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.

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.


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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