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After the space pilot Vanessa Gaiden defeated the Evil Empire in the events of the game Last Hope, she got missing on her way back and wasn't heard of anymore. Vanessa's husband, Gordian Gaiden, sets out to search for her. Meanwhile, a new evil has appeared in the galaxy: a planet lord called "The Master", who can create and control evil beings made of steel, and uses his power to terrorize the galaxy. On his search, Gordian comes across the evil presence of The Master and sets out in his Gunlord suit for the planet Kairos II.

Gunlord is a mixture of platforming and run & gun gameplay in the spirit of Turrican. This includes exploring large and highly branched levels in search for items, bonus, power-ups and the exit. The game mechanics are very similar, with an assortment of weapons, which can be upgraded by finding power-ups, but only being able to have one main weapon. Gordian is also able to form a ball to move through narrow passages or attack. Additional weapons are a limited amount of smart bombs (huge energy swipes across the screen) and flexible beam, which uses up (self-restoring) energy.


Gunlord Dreamcast Intro shot
Gunlord Dreamcast Shooting the standard weapon at a larger enemy.
Gunlord Dreamcast The first boss, "Ludger".
Gunlord Dreamcast A special weapon

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The Video Game Critic Jul 18, 2012 A 100
neXGam Jul, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85 Jul 25, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Chip Power Play Nov, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Hey Poor Player Jun 29, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 (UK) Jul 18, 2012 8 out of 10 80 Jul 06, 2012 14 out of 20 70
RetroCollect Jul 08, 2012 Unscored Unscored


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Riemann80 (19174) added Gunlord (Dreamcast) on Jun 27, 2012
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (237760)