Red Steel (Wii)

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Description

Taking place in both the USA and Japan, Red Steel is a crime themed shooter that has the player controlled Scott Monroe fighting off various members of the Yakuza clans in order to rescue his fianceé.

It features sword duels and gun fights using the Wiimote, to allow the player to swing the control as they would swing a sword. The positioning and movement actions of the Wiimote also let the player aim their weapons almost as they would a real gun.

Not only must the player fight off many clan leaders, but the option is often given to spare lives of the enemy. This is wise as it leads the player gaining more friends, rather than more opponents in the future if the Scott is seen to be dishonorable.

It is up to Scott to hopefully gain allies and uncover the reasons for his financeé's kidnapping.

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Red Steel Wii Title Screen
Red Steel Wii Main Menu
Red Steel Wii Loading Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Reddo Sutīru" -- Japanese title
  • "レッドスティール," -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Fun for fans of light-gun genre, yet not of Samurai Shodown. Minter064 (26) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Excellent New-Gen fps (with some dodgey sword play) Ynda (18) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

Critic Reviews

NGamer Dec, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Softpedia Apr 17, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Gamesmania.de Dec 18, 2006 68 out of 100 68
The Video Game Critic Jun 09, 2007 B- 67
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven Nov 29, 2006 62 out of 100 62
IGN Nov 20, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Lawrence Jan 02, 2007 5.1 out of 10 51
Nintendo Life Feb 13, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
1UP Nov 18, 2006 5 out of 10 50
FZ Dec 20, 2006 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Trivia

As many games, this game has a limited number of stock phrases that the enemies shout at you in combat. Many but not all of the enemies are Japanese, and those enemies who do speak Japanese often scream "Kusu gaijin!" Both these words have the accent falling on the first syllable, and the phrase means "Filthy foreigner!" Similarly, in the original language-version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Revolver Ocelot insults Naked Snake with the words "... Kusu Amerikajin inu!" or "Filthy American dog!"
Keeper Garrett (963) added Red Steel (Wii) on Nov 20, 2006