Point Blank (PlayStation)

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Point Blank is a light gun arcade game, in which players shoots targets in a wide variety of stages. The Playstation version uses the G-Con gun, for action similar to Time Crisis, also by Namco.

The game has a distinct cartoon theme and is non-violent, making it suitable for all ages. Each stage has a different objective, explained at the start of each stage. This varies from simple target shooting (and avoid to shoot bomb), shooting cardboard villains (avoid shooting cardboard civilians), shooting own color targets (avoid shooting opposing players color), protecting the iconic Dr.Don and Dr. Dan, and many miscellaneous challenges such as the Galaxian stage where lightgun is used in place of spaceships to shoot aliens.

The stages are presented in groups of 4 and the player or players can choose in which order to play them. You lose a life-heart when you shoot an incorrect target or bomb, or when you fail to complete a mission within the time limit.

As well as converting the arcade game in its entirety, this conversion also offers a new Quest mode, a Party Play system and more.


Point Blank PlayStation You even enter your initials in a shooting game
Point Blank PlayStation Introduction sequence
Point Blank PlayStation In many stages, a good sense of rhythm really helps
Point Blank PlayStation Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Gunbullet" -- Japanese title
  • "ガンバレット" -- Japanese spelling

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Retrogaming.it Jun 19, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Revolution Jun 04, 2004 B+ 83
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 1999 B+ 83
Video Games Apr, 1998 82 out of 100 82
Retroage Jun 29, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Jun, 1998 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Dec 23, 1997 7.8 out of 10 78
Mega Fun Mar, 1998 72 out of 100 72
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet May, 1998 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Sep 18, 2000 6 out of 10 60


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1001 Video Games

Point Blank is referenced in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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Kartanym (12782) added Point Blank (PlayStation) on Apr 25, 2001
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