Point Blank (PlayStation)

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Point 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.


Point Blank PlayStation Shoot the tank to protect Dr. Dan and Dr. Don
Point Blank PlayStation Choose training, beginner, expert or very hard.
Point Blank PlayStation Player chooses the order in which to play every 4 stages
Point Blank PlayStation Shoot the balls and they split into smaller ones

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Alternate Titles

  • "Gunbullet" -- Japanese title
  • "ガンバレット" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Retrogaming.it Jun 19, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Playstation Jul, 1998 89 out of 100 89
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 1999 B+ 83
Video Games Apr, 1998 82 out of 100 82
Retroage Jun 29, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Mar, 1998 72 out of 100 72
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet May, 1998 7 out of 10 70
PSM Mar, 1998 3.5 out of 5 70
Gamekult Sep 18, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Joypad Oct, 1997 12 out of 100 12


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1001 Video Games

Point Blank is referenced in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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Kartanym (12784) added Point Blank (PlayStation) on Apr 25, 2001
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