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  • Publisher: SEGA
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 6.4 MB
  • Version: 2.0
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: As Gunstar twin Red or Blue, defeat Colonel Reds army to keep him from activating the Mystical Gems and destroying planet Gunstar 9

As protectors of the planet Gunstar 9, the Gunstar Red and Blue twins must defeat Colonel Red and the Emperor before the evildoers can bring robot Golden Silver to life and destroy their beloved galactic home. Guided by Professor White and their sister Yellow, the twins race around in mining carts and space ships blasting at the enemy onslaught through seven chaos-filled stages. This means WAR!

As you run through the explosive side-scrolling levels, point and fire from any angle, even backwards over your head.

Carrying two to four weapon types, unleash 10 different attacks on enemies and over 25 Boss battles.

Take on the unfriendly fire of Colonel Reds army with a friend (Bluetooth required available only for devices above iPhone 4 and iPad 1)

ImNoSuperMan's comments:

11-21-2010, 06:14 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,675
Is this a port?

11-21-2010, 06:27 AM
One of my favorite Genesis games from days gone by.
I'm very curious as to how this will control on the touch screen.
11-21-2010, 06:36 AM
Joined: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 103
Insta-buy when it hits the US store

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11-21-2010, 06:42 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 2,693
Oh man I hope they've fixed their emulator engine for this. A solid port would be amazing.

Heck, why not just skip Sega altogether, and get Treasure to make a version of Bangai-O for iDevice. Something like the NDS version that generates random levels based on sound would be a perfect match for iDevices.

Anyways, I'll probably wait on this one until I hear how the controls and framerate holds up.

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11-21-2010, 08:02 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: The Westcountry UK
Posts: 508
Originally Posted by redribbon View Post
i think SEGA has already run out of idea to make a new games for iOS devices. with the capability of iphone 4 and ipad and they keep released their old games.i think if sega developed their old games, make it better and maximize all the iPhone capabilty then its good for us but not just a lazy direct port with no graphics enhancement at all.those games used to be my favorite(golden axe, sonic,etc) but cmon sega...not anymore...
They could be making BIG bucks if they brought shiny re-booted versions of some of their games to ios. I've said this before but there are so many dev's would die to have the brand recognition SEGA have got. Sadly SEGA are squandering their opportunities big time - I have given up on their ios efforts long ago. If they took the Namco model of what was done with PAC Man (Championship) in terms of the re-skinning and updating they could really have a presence on the app store to be proud of. As stands they are running their name into the dirt. SEGA have a history of making poor choices where it comes to their market, the decision to come out of the hardware side of the business was supposed to be to help them produce and promote their greatness on other systems. Let's just say for the most part they have not lived up to that ideal and they have had plenty of time. If they took say...Daytona and made a really sweet ios version 60fps nice 3d models, gave it the works, and made it a full game (no DLC dilution), and made it for the newer devices capable of running it the way it should, then they would be making a good start. Games like Gunstar here in it's current form should be reserved for the older devices but are being pushed as being the vanguard. It's not good enough for them, or for my money.
P.S. I agree Strivemind it would be great to see Bangai or anything else from Treasure. A new ios I.P. would be great.

Last edited by Bad Hanson; 11-21-2010 at 08:08 AM.
11-21-2010, 08:18 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: NYC, New York. USA
Posts: 2,124
I want a port of bonk

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11-21-2010, 08:29 AM
Oh please, PLEASE, next SEGA/Treasure game to be ported to iOS should be Guardian Heroes, one of the best beat'em-up ever made! The game was released for S.Saturn in 1996. Excellent art, huge campaing, 5 campaing characters, tons of different enemies (playable through multiplayer arena, up to 6 players), tons of stages with different paths/different finishes, nice music. Really, a very very nice game.
11-21-2010, 08:33 AM
As a matter of fact, there is some excellent classics released for Sega Saturn that would kick serious ass if ported to whatever modern platform
11-21-2010, 08:34 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: the Netherlands
Posts: 18
Love this game but it really needs pinpoint accurate controls.. I don't think Sega did that.. I wish Sega ported some Saturn games like panzer dragoon, sega rally or daytona usa..