Lethal Enforcers 2 - Gun Fighters

a game by Konami

Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis

Genre: Shooting Games

See also:Lethal Enforcers Games

  • Manufacturer: Konami
  • Machine: Genesis

This western shooter is cool, but probably just because the light gun, which is named the Justifier, is so damn accurate! Parents might want to think twice before letting their children get the idea that pointing guns at people is fun!

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To make a good sequel, Konami must believe in going to the source. For the original Lethal Enforcers II, a great gunfightin' Genesis game, Konami revisited the wild Wild West. On the Sega CD version, Konami revisits the Genesis game. Lethal Enforcers II: GunFighters for the Sega CD is an exact port of the Genesis version, which means you pack a mean six-shooter in a rootin', shootin' '90s version of Cowboys and Indians.

ProTip: Don't shoot the sheriff.

Draw!

GunFighters is a basic blast! You pack a blue Konami Justifier light gun on your own or form a posse with a pal, if they don't mind usin' the pink shootin' iron. Naturally, GunFighters is all about gun control...uh, make that gun controller. The Justifier works great, and if point and shoot is your "idear" of a good time, LE ll's a gunslinger's dream.

This game is tough on the trigger finger because the opposition comes gunnin' for you in an endless stream. The desperadoes jump from behind barrels and bushwhack you from windows. They're a-ridin' hoses and a-holdin' hostages. The first- person shootout rages across five levels in the usual Western locales, including a bank, saloon, and stagecoach.

If you get weary of your revolver, you can upgrade your firepower by shooting gun icons for double-barrel shotguns, Gatling guns, cannons, and, of course, a two-gun rig. The new firearms do a good job, but you lose 'em when you get drilled.

Real "Purrty" Graphics

The visuals are handsome, despite the grainy Sega CD look. The digitized bandits give you good-looking moving targets. The train and the stagecoach shootouts, which are on the move, look particularly slick. Other sharp pixels include daggers hurling into the screen and some cool bullet-holes when gunmen fill you full of lead.

  • Some special weapons can be reloaded.
  • Shoot anything that looks like if might contain a special weapon.
  • For two-player gunfights, concentrate your fire on one side of the screen while your sidekick takes the other.
  • The stagecoach shootout gets hot and heavy. Watch for guys behind the coach and don't shoot the horses.
  • Watch out -- some bad guys don't wear masks.

Thanks to the CD, the sounds are solid, with much more voice than the Genesis version. The effects feature cool ricochets, and each weapon has a unique blast. Your audio treat is classic cowboy dialogue: "Take that, varmint."

Reach for the Sky

This time, Lethal Enforcers is much! If you're itchin' for a -serious Sega CD gunfight, you're headed for a show-own with GunFighters.

reggie posted a review

This long awaited sequel to Lethal Enforcers unloads new twists, a Western setting, and a ton of action that put it a shot ahead of the original.

ProTip: Many den in the game, so shoot every breakable object.

Can't We All Just Get Along?

Lethal II takes you back to the days of the Wild West, where gun-totin' villains are robbing everything from banks to stagecoaches. It's up to you and your trusty Justifier gun to protect the innocent and stop the mayhem. One or two players (simultaneous) can move up through the ranks (posse, deputy, sheriff, and so on) as you tame the West.

Your standard six-shooter, which is sold separately, is carried over from the first game. By shooting at guns on-screen, you can upgrade to double-barrel shotguns, Gutling guns and even canons. Bad weapons to fight bad hombres!

Some special weapons can be refilled. Take advantage of this option before you lose it.

Much like the first game, Lethal II's graphics are hot. Although the blood and gore were left out, the clear digitized sprites will have you ducking behind the couch, and the realistic BD-style back grounds give you more Western flavor than Tombstone.

Eat Lead!

In the sound department, Lethal II is everything its predecessor was and more. New digitized voices and enemy sound effects will inspire you to heroic deeds. The best features, though, are the shooting effects. Each weapon has a distinct firing pattern that creates an intensely realistic shooting experience.

Although you can use a regular controller, you gotta go with the gun. Every gamer who's ever used the Justifier is acquainted with its accuracy and quick trigger action. This premier light gun is more effective than it was in the first Lethal, especially when you're targeting moving objects. And it's Magnum-style casing feels more realistic for a Western shooter.

Best in the West!

Lethal II is just as good as the original, and its new features will make it one of the hottest shooters of the year. Are you quick and accurate enough to survive the Wild West? Well, are you, pilgrim?

  • The accuracy report tells you your present rank and gives you something to shoot for as you improve.
  • Some special weapons can be refilled. Take advantage of this option before you lose it.
  • When this boss rises a barrel above his head, shoot it, and then nail him. Repeat this pattern until he's dead.
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