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Point Blank (PlayStation)

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Description

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.

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Point Blank PlayStation In many stages, a good sense of rhythm really helps
Point Blank PlayStation Shoot the balls and they split into smaller ones
Point Blank PlayStation Game finished, now watch the fireworks
Point Blank PlayStation Shoot the tank to protect Dr. Dan and Dr. Don

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

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
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
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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Trivia

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 (10778) added Point Blank (PlayStation) on Apr 25, 2001
Other platforms contributed by mars rulez (518)