NEWS: 3D Gunstar Heroes blasts on to 3DS


The original Gunstar Heroes eked out every ounce of horsepower from the SEGA Genesis, so the decision to create 3D Gunstar Heroes for the Nintendo 3DS was not taken lightly. In fact, the complex scrolling required the culmination of the experience of creating all the previous SEGA 3D Classics. Bottom line, this port is extra awesome!

Plus, you get all that for a mere $5.99!

Here’s more about the port, direct from the Sega head honchos:

Gunstar Heroes, developed by Treasure had its debut in 1993. Originally passed over for a 3D release on the Nintendo 3DS due to its technical complexity, the programming wizards at M2 (developer of the other SEGA 3D Classics) reached a level of mastery to be able to recreate the game in stereoscopic 3D. Now Nintendo 3DS players will be able to take control of Gunstar Red and Gunstar Blue to thwart Colonel Red’s plans to revive Golden Silver, the doomsday robot, and save the planet from destruction.
In addition to the stereoscopic 3D conversion, the 3D Gunstar Heroesfeatures both the Japanese and International release versions, different emulation options, and local co-op multiplayer. It also includes several brand new gameplay modes. Mega Life mode doubles a player’s life from the start, making them harder to kill. Mega Shot mode, which unlocks after clearing the game once, makes all gun attacks do double damage. Finally, there’s Gunslinger mode, which allows players to switch weapons on the fly. This mode was inspired by the subsequent Treasure project, Alien Soldier, now incorporated into 3D Gunstar Heroes’ Gunslinger mode, it will allow players to discover brand new combinations of weapons.


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