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 Shoot targets as soon as they flip over
Point Blank PlayStation Choose training, beginner, expert or very hard.
Point Blank PlayStation The final stage, shoot all 21 targets to ignite the fireworks
Point Blank PlayStation Game finished, now watch the fireworks

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
Absolute Playstation Jul, 1998 89 out of 100 89
Game Revolution Jun 04, 2004 B+ 83
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 1999 B+ 83
Power Unlimited Jun, 1998 8 out of 10 80
Retroage Jun 29, 2013 8 out of 10 80
PSM Mar, 1998 3.5 out of 5 70
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet May, 1998 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Sep 18, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Joypad Oct, 1997 12 out of 100 12


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1001 Video Games

The SNES version of Point Blank appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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Kartanym (10738) added Point Blank (PlayStation) on Apr 25, 2001
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