In an age of technologically advanced shooting games, Namco has decided to take a step backward. Not to say that's bad, however. GunBullet (known as the arcade game Point Blank in America) takes the gun game concept back to its roots. You won't find any fancy graphics here. All you'll find is good old-fashioned gameplay.
GunBullet is basically made up of a series of very simple one- and two-player minigames. Some games involve skill shots with limited ammo, like the skeet shooting level or the stage where you have to kill three bouncing balls with one shot. Other games have you shooting as many targets as possible within the given time limit, like beer bottles. You might also find yourself trying to destroy a car, preventing meteors from falling to Earth and even typing (via bullets, of course). It's all very frantic and fun, even more so if you're competing against a second player.
The home version (which only supports Namco's own Guncon) also has many never-before-seen stages. It also has several new modes of play like Team/Tournament Modes and an RPG Mode, where you can explore a countryside, meet people and earn experience points and gold by beating the minigames. If GunBullet sounds like a blast, it is. But don't fret--Namco is planning on bringing out a U.S. version (Point Blank) early in 1998.
- MANUFACTURER - Namco
- THEME - Shooter
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1 or 2