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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 Arcade Beginner Level.
Point Blank PlayStation Shoot the tank to protect Dr. Dan and Dr. Don
Point Blank Arcade Instructions.
Point Blank PlayStation You even enter your initials in a shooting game

Promo Images

Point Blank Render
Point Blank Magazine Advertisement
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Point Blank Render

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews PlayStation Jun 19, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jul, 1998 89 out of 100 89
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun 04, 2004 B+ 83
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Jul 15, 1999 B+ 83
Video Games PlayStation Apr, 1998 82 out of 100 82
Power Unlimited PlayStation Jun, 1998 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 23, 1997 7.8 out of 10 78
PSM PlayStation Mar, 1998 3.5 out of 5 70
Joypad PlayStation 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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