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

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Alternate Titles

  • "Ganspaiku - Gunspike" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Defunct Games 2004 89 out of 100 89
IGN Nov 16, 2000 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot Nov 13, 2000 7.8 out of 10 78
Armchair Empire, The Dec 03, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamestyle Aug 02, 2008 7 out of 10 70
RetroGame Man Feb 25, 2017 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 22, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamersMark Oct 25, 2001 7 out of 10 70 Mar 29, 2009 65 out of 100 65 Jun 12, 2002 13 out of 20 65


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atrahasis (138) added Cannon Spike (Dreamcast) on May 24, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (20647)