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Gunslugs II Reviews (Nintendo 3DS)

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Darkain Arts Gamers (Oct 24, 2015)
But aside from this really minor snafu Gunslugs 2 is great fun. Wild, crazy, and chaotic it’s a blast to play.
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United Front Gaming (Dec 03, 2015)
Seriously though, Gunslugs 2 is really entertaining. There are some sticking points when it comes to the content. As it stands, there aren’t that many weapons in the game and the formulaic “destroy enough towers to spawn a chopper ride to the next destination” gameplay can get a little tiresome. This is especially true when the game ramps up in difficulty, forcing you to restart levels over and over. Also, there’s no co-op mode (for shame). The randomly generated levels, nods to pop culture, and daily challenges are worth getting over these issues though. Jumping in for a few minutes here or there is the way to go. Seeing as how it was on a mobile platform (and now a handheld) I’d guess that’s what Orangepixel expected.
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NintendoWorldReport (Nov 15, 2015)
Gunslugs 2 brings mindless fun to the screens of the Nintendo 3DS. The presentation and gameplay are great, but it does feel pretty mindless most of the time. I can appreciate why they have done this, but it feels like I am missing something. Even bigger is the lack of leaderboards, which could have made the game infinitely replayable. If you are fully aware of what you are getting yourself into, it is more than likely that you will have a good time!
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Brash Games (Nov 09, 2015)
It’s hard to pin down whether to just let go and enjoy this one or not, it’s a capable game, it’s funny in parts even. For me it’s just a foreboding feeling of being there and done that for me in general however and the games I have played before similar have always been better. However having said that there isn’t much like this for the 3DS and the price point is decent so it might be a good option to scratch an itch for action fans really!
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FNintendo (Nov 17, 2015)
Para fãs de Metal Slug ou Contra, Gunslugs 2 é uma escolha perfeitamente natural. Excêntrico, frenético e divertido, a jogabilidade simples de Gunslugs 2 consegue ser o seu maior trunfo de tão intuitiva e imediata que é. Os visuais retro e a temática inspirada nos anos 80 apenas tornam a experiência mais autêntica, mesmo que não se prolongue por muito tempo.
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Nintendo Life (Oct 22, 2015)
Gunslugs 2 is a welcome addition to the 3DS eShop, providing enjoyable short bursts of mayhem. There's little thought or strategy required as you gun down foes and cause enormous explosions, meaning it's utterly mindless fun. It's not necessarily the most solid gameplay experience on an objective level, with the chaos being occasionally tough to manage or understand, but it's a good way to have some quick thrills on the portable.
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3Dor2D.com (Dec 09, 2015)
Overall, I enjoyed my time with Gun Slugs 2 and had tons of fun. Gun Slugs 2 is a very simplistic game but kept me entertained from beginning to end with varied enemies, weapons and environments. The glitches are minor, but at its core, it's a very fun action game that I can recommend you download from the Nintendo’s 3DS e-shop.
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GamersFTW (Nov 22, 2015)
Gunslugs 2 is what it is, a mindless 2D side-scrolling shooter accompanied by an over the top 80’s plot and filled with classic quips. The random level generation plus just the chaotic nature of the gameplay can pit you in cruel, difficult situations and the extra modes don’t really warrant a second visit. That said the simplified gameplay means you don’t have to think too hard about it which makes it ideal for killing a short period of time.
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I also like the different modes in the main screen of Gunslugs 2 (Daily Challenge and Arcade). It feels like walking around a base. If you are at least a teenager who can handle excessive amounts of violence then Gunslugs 2 may be to your liking. Fans of games like Contra will take an interest in Gunslugs 2. Please note that the old Contra game actually have better graphics than Gunslugs 2.
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3DS Pedia (Nov 05, 2015)
Gunslugs 2 is not completely bad; the art direction is pretty and lovable, though the boss designs have no appeal. The soundtrack is also good, though the game has only one soundtrack to begin with. Nintendo 3DS port is actually a wise idea since it has better physical control than playing the game with touchscreen – you also have a nice 3D view special to Nintendo 3DS. If you care to try, you may purchase the game for $4.99 on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
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Pure Nintendo (Oct 22, 2015)
Overall, I found Gunslugs II to be dragged down by tedium. This 3DS port is also subpar, with ineffective 3D, and some sizable control quirks. It’s also double the price on 3DS versus mobile. There’s some short-term fun here for sure, but I’ll wait for Orangepixels’ next 3DS game. Hopefully it will reflect less haphazard design, and fare better in the porting process.