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Description

Stargunner is a 2D (with pre-rendered 3D graphics) side-scrolling shoot'em up game, with many elements similar to Raptor: Call of the Shadows. The action takes place in the far future. The player controls a space ship, flies straightforward to the right and shoots various enemies (including end-level bosses). Between missions, the player can visit the shop to buy new equipment in exchange for collected money. The game has three difficulty settings and four types of missions.

Screenshots

Stargunner DOS Loading
Stargunner DOS The Scout Mission begins.
Stargunner DOS These electrified "gates" need their generators blown up before you can pass. Otherwise you gotta time it right between pulses to pass.
Stargunner DOS Taking another go but this time armed to the teeth.

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User Reviews

One of the best side-scrollers ever! Archagon (102) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Freegame.cz Jul 07, 2005 82 out of 100 82
PC Gamer Jun, 1997 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) Jul, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Plné Hry Jul 08, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Computer Games Magazine 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Joker Mar, 1997 65 out of 100 65
GameSpot Mar 19, 1997 4.8 out of 10 48
Power Play Mar, 1997 45 out of 100 45

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Trivia

Stargunner was the last game released under the Apogee label, before they committed everything to 3D Realms and their other divisions.

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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2119) added Stargunner (DOS) on Feb 27, 2000
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