Cannon Spike

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Originally an arcade game, this shooter was converted and is now found on the Dreamcast. Somewhat similar in style to Smash T.V. in gameplay, you do battle in ten levels, containing two to four areas each.

Players can choose from a variety of characters including Mega man (or Rockman) from the Mega man series, Knight Arthur from Ghost 'N' Goblins series, Charlie and Cammy, both from Street Fighter series and B. B. Hood from Darkstalkers as well as two original characters: Shiba and Simone.

The different characters use slightly different attacks but each share the setup of one regular ranged attack and one powerful ditto as well as one regular and one powerful mĂȘlee attack.


Cannon Spike Dreamcast The stage boss is considerably larger.
Cannon Spike Dreamcast Shooting bats
Cannon Spike Dreamcast A mid-boss
Cannon Spike Dreamcast First stage

Alternate Titles

  • "Ganspaiku - Gunspike" -- Japanese title

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Defunct Games Dreamcast 2004 89 out of 100 89
IGN Dreamcast Nov 16, 2000 8.8 out of 10 88
GamesFirst! Dreamcast Dec 07, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Dreamcast Nov 13, 2000 7.8 out of 10 78
Armchair Empire, The Dreamcast Dec 03, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamestyle Dreamcast Aug 02, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Lens of Truth Dreamcast Mar 16, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GamersMark Dreamcast Oct 25, 2001 7 out of 10 70 Dreamcast Sep 20, 2009 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Feb 18, 2001 C+ 58


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