Written: 3.20.15 Acquired: 12.1.12 Status: Cart only Price: $50
In 1997, the SNES was a long afterthought. The 32-bit era had taken over and most gamers jumped ship. Yet this didn't stop Lenar, a company not known for its epic titles, from crafting one last great Super NES game, and for my money, they clearly succeeded. Gunman's Proof is a fast-paced quirky action RPG that's loaded with charm, humor, AND personality. So, strap on your cowboy boots and hat... because we're off to the Wild West! As a PSYcho once said... OPPA GUNMAN STYLE! Gunman's Proof packs a mighty punch. It's a stick of DY-NO-MITE
The haunted house, complete with windows blowing open, is ace
Did I mention how much I adore the bazooka cannon? BADASS
Brings back memories of SHORT ROUND and Indy... love this bit!
Tenkai, Gantetsu's brother, will help you to learn new techniques
The Burner Gun says you better get the hell outta the way, or else
Hmmm, why does this scene seem so dang familiar? *rubs chin*
Oh yea, the Pond of Happiness. Pic courtesy of RETRO Magazine
Look, I made Letter of the Month. Thank you for the love RETRO
Baron seems to think so but not everyone is convinced it's NESS
"I am. Traded in my bat for a gun and my cap for a 10 gallon hat"
Ya gotta appreciate a game that doesn't take itself TOO seriously
You may be outnumbered but they don't have the BURNER GUN!
Unfortunately the game can be beaten in around four hours or so
To save a game, use the bed in his house back in Bronco Village
Thank you to all the crazy dedicated gamers who have translated
Why Peggy, I think you nailed it. Super describes this game well
1880. A pair of streaking meteors befalls Strange Island. This unleashed a horde of terrible monsters. In hot pursuit of these vile Demiseed creatures were a couple of space sheriffs. Meanwhile, a young boy, often castigated by his very own father, yearns for something bigger. Hungry for adventure, fate steps in when this young boy and two cosmic space sheriffs cross paths. This is where our peculiar story begins. Along the way you'll earn the respect of your old man, gain powerful skills from an eclectic group of island ragtags, and blast the holy hell out of various baddies while exploring a haunted house, dungeons, mines and more. It's over way too soon but it's one memorable and fun-filled ride while it lasts. It's one of the best "hidden gems" on the Super Nintendo and it makes me wanna shout, OPPA GUNMAN STYLE! Loaded with humor, charm and firearms, this game friggin' rocks
From its likable characters to its odd sense of humor, Gunman's Proof delivers a hellacious trek through the old Wild West. The visuals are bright and vibrant, with decaying dungeons and a unique artstyle. The music is quite catchy, especially that giddy Robaton theme, but the bulk of the game is blasting hordes of minions to kingdom come utilizing everything from a shotgun to a bazooka cannon. It is one of those games that's perfect to play after a long day at work. Forget about swords and axes because you don't bring a knife to a gunfight. I do wish however the game were a bit longer but there's something to be said about its simplicity and the fact that you can beat it in one (four hour) sitting. Gunman's Proof is one of the best SNES games you've probably yet to play... and I highly suggest you go rectify this. Strafing and incinerating bad guys never felt so good. If you're looking for a quirky and fun action RPG, then be sure to check out Gunman's Proof. Like the last cowboy riding out of town at dusk, it just might be the last great Super Nintendo game ever made
Graphics: 8.5 Sound: 8.5 Gameplay: 9 Longevity: 8
I agree with you wholeheartedly, buddy -- Gunman's Proof rocks!