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 Main Menu
Red Steel Wii Loading Screen
Red Steel Wii Title Screen
Red Steel Wii Select your profile

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

FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Nov 20, 2006 79 out of 100 79
Gameslave UK Jan 10, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo-Online.de Apr 07, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.fr May 17, 2007 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Jun 09, 2007 B- 67
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven Nov 29, 2006 62 out of 100 62
G4 TV: X-Play Nov 20, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Nov 17, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55
Game Shark Dec 04, 2006 C 50
GameSpy Nov 30, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

In the real world, the Japanese organized crime community known as the Yakuza almost always go to a lot of trouble to cultivate the appearance of charitable, polite and reasonable businessmen. Since almost everybody does what that Yakuza members politely advise them to do, there is almost never any need for violence, and only a very small fraction of the Yakuza follow any kind of ultranationalist or other far-right ideology. Each Yakuza extended family has its leader, whose title is "Oyabun", or "elder brother," -- the same name is used to refer to the combat knife belonging to the character "47" in the Hitman franchise of games.

The term for the group itself derives from "ya-ku-sa", a losing combination of numbers rolled in gambling. This is left over from the fact in medieval times, Japan's military government tended to hire certain con artists who were among the forerunners of today's Yakuza. During times of economic depression, the con men would be sent to gamble with day laborers on public works projects. In exchange for a commission fee, the swindlers returned some of the government's money!
Keeper Garrett (963) added Red Steel (Wii) on Nov 20, 2006