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Vita Player (Jun 12, 2014)
Finally then Gunslugs is a huge amount of fun whether you want a quick 5 minute blast or a prolonged start to finish marathon. The objectives offer a great diversion to the main game while the proceduraly generated levels will offer variety and a challenge, particularly in the later levels!
PSN Stores (Mar 11, 2014)
Orangepixel has been making amazingly tight retro inspired games for nearly every digital distribution platform on the market today, and the Vita version of Gunslugs has got to be the best version among them all. No loading, tight controls, fast paced action packed gameplay, and several reasons to replay. Not to mention, Abstraction Games who is responsible for porting Gunslugs to Vita has done an amazing job. And they’re not done, as more Orangepixel games are coming soon. Gunslugs is priced perfectly and doesn’t burden the gamer micro transactions or a scheming free-to-play model.
PlayStation Universe (Feb 17, 2014)
Gunslugs is a fast-paced, retro-inspired, run-and-gun shooter that brings some of mobile gaming's best to PlayStation Vita.
Gamers' Temple, The (Feb 27, 2014)
Gunslugs is a perfect example of the importance of buttons, especially in fast paced titles, and illustrates that good iOS games can become great with just a simple port to a real gaming machine. Though a little more expensive on the PSN than in the App Store, Gunslugs is a steal at $2.49. Give it a shot.
Gaming Nexus (Feb 19, 2014)
Gunslugs is an action-packed mix of Metal Slug and Spelunky, seeing the player fight through randomly generated stages with only one life to live. Although simplistic, this old school throwback has a lot of charm and enough hooks to keep you coming back long after you've mastered the few stages and earned a high score.
Gamesblip (Feb 20, 2014)
Gunslugs is pure run-and-gun joy that gets how an ’80s-inspired game should be, marred only somewhat by those aforementioned games-within-games, many of which border on incomprehensible, despite obvious inspirations.
Gaming Age (Mar 07, 2014)
It's not a must-own game, but it is a very, very good one, and you could do far, far worse than it if you're looking for something fun and inexpensive to pass the time between those must-owns. Not exactly the most ringing endorsement, I know, but if you've got a couple of hours and a couple of dollars to spare, Gunslugs is definitely worth your while.
Punk and Lizard (Feb 17, 2014)
OrangePixel and Abstraction Games have fired a shiny silver bullet through the Vita and delivered a polished fire cracker of a game. Priced at £1.99, you don’t even need to bite the bullet. Gunslugs is a perfect, rogue, retro-style, rampaging adventure.
Push Square (Mar 01, 2014)
Gunslugs packs a real punch by giving you plenty of bang for your buck. This side-scrolling shooter may not be especially original, but its challenging gameplay, catchy audio, and old-fashioned visuals make it more than worth your time. The package may not be brimming with replay value, but if you’re looking for something explosive to fill the odd few minutes, then you should go in guns blazing with this affordable, action-packed indie offering.
God is a Geek (Feb 11, 2014)
The pricepoint may not be as generous as the iOS and Android original, yet Gunslugs still feels like a generous package. It may sound short on paper, yet in practice it can be murderously difficult, and isn’t something you will beat with ease. The rogeulike nature of the levels keeps things fresh, unpredictable and chaotic – but in a good way. There are some fun in-game achievements to unlock, and of course Trophies. Most importantly of all, it looks, sounds and handles brilliantly on the Vita.
The Vita Lounge (Feb 18, 2014)
Gunslugs is not for the weak of heart. Its fast, chaotic action is as difficult and brutal as they come. It’s an 8-bit blast to the past with a retro look and sound that is designed to please those gamers in search of a true challenge.
Made For Gaming (Feb 21, 2014)
While it may have originally been a mobile game designed for touchscreens, don’t let that dissuade you from giving Gunslugs a chance. It is an exceptionally well made side-scrolling shooter, even though it felt a slight bit looser to control than I would have liked, it was easy to get over and enjoy. There is a craftsmanship to the design present that really shines and makes Gunslugs worth a shot. If it’s the sort of an experience you gravitate towards, there’s a pretty hefty amount of replay value and enjoyment. Even if the price of the mobile version is slightly lower, there’s more than enough value, even the simple existence of physical buttons for this version of Gunslugs make it more than worth it to throw down your hard earned cash money for a ticket to the gun show.
PlayStation Lifestyle (Feb 17, 2014)
Gunslugs is very good. Controls are excellent, graphics are cute, and the action is fun. Beating a hard level feels rewarding. Levels are randomly generated and tend to have decent design, but sometimes an awkward set-up ruins the flow and forces a restart. Fans of run and gun or retro games will not be disappointed with what Gunslugs offers.
Destructoid (Feb 27, 2014)
Gunslugs is a great tribute to the old school, while still maintaining a fresh outlook on the genre. While its random level generation isn't perfect, the control and chaos at play here is a fun distraction for an afternoon. You'll shoot a lot, you'll die a lot, and you'll always be moving right, but you'll always be having fun too.
GamingLives (Feb 20, 2014)
Gunslugs is a fun little run-and-gun shooter that comes straight from the old-school. The production values are low but it's a cheap and cheerful arcade romp with a few nice touches and enough incentives to keep playing for a while. It's not the best example of the genre and often feels a bit rushed but Gunslugs achieves what it sets out to do with no fuss and no pretence.