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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.5
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.2
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Overall User Score (14 votes) 4.2

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All in all, Gun Nac is an absolutely fantastic and fun shooter.
Classic-games.net (May 09, 2018)
Gun-Nac is an incredible game and if you have the slightest interest in shooters buy it now. It really is amazing how such a fantastic title has managed to fly under the radar all these years. Even now there are very few reviews for it. But that’s why I’m here to sing its virtues. This is easily one of the best shooters for the NES, both in America and Japan.
Retro Game Age (Jan 04, 2013)
It’s strange that a forgotten gem like this hasn’t had its time in the spotlight in this day and age. As rabid as the shmup fan base is there are very few reviews for Gun Nac on the internet. I’m more than proud to add to the list when it’s a game of this quality.
Shooter fans rejoice; there exists a twitch game on the NES that's at least as good as Life Force and isn't half as thumb-numbingly difficult! With dazzling graphics, inherent wackiness, a goodly amount of levels and weapons, and selectable difficulty, there's something for everyone here. Gun*Nac is not to be missed.
Snail Tooth Gaming (Dec 29, 2016)
This game is awesome and has very few flaws. The game is pretty challenging but I like that and I think the different difficulty setting makes it playable for most gamers. The balance between challenge and available fire power makes it so that when you get hit and die, you feel like it is your fault which makes you want to keep trying. This game is still some what of a hidden gem in the NES and not many people mention it when talking about great classics on the system. This is probably due to this game's rarity as a copy of the cartridge alone will run you upwards of $200 on ebay. If you come across a copy of the game, use a flash cart, or are the type that plays emulators, definitely give this game a try. You will have a great time blasting carrots into deep space oblivion.
The music keeps pace with the lively action, and the planets are colorful and exhibit nice graphical detail, with ships, volcanoes, craters, space stations, trees, and the like dotting the landscapes.
Retro Game Reviews (Dec 26, 2014)
Gun-Nac is a technical masterpiece on Nintendo's underpowered console and Compile certainly got the best out of the system. If you're looking for a NES shooter give this one a try as it's depth and replayability put most other 8-bit shooters to shame.
Questicle.net (Mar 25, 2012)
Granted, when you have your favorite weapon charged to the max and you have two additional wings blessing you with extra firepower, all that matters is blowing things to oblivion. Similar to Gradius, though, should you die in the heat of battle, good luck regaining your ground. Pea-shooters don’t cut it when you’re trying to fight volcanoes, oil refineries and random flying monstrosities. Despite the sub-par visuals, all classic shmup fans should try this game, if only to say “Huh. Now I can say I’ve played a game called Gun Nac.”

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