DescriptionPoint 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.
- "Gunbullet" -- Japanese title
- "ガンバレット" -- Japanese spelling
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1001 Video GamesPoint Blank is referenced in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
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- Wikipedia: Point Blank (article in the open encyclopedia about the game)