Wild Guns Reloaded

released on Dec 13, 2016

"Wild Guns Reloaded" is a fast paced gallery style shooter mixing the Wild West with steampunk. Players can play as Clint, Annie, Dorris or Bullet, or all together in multiplayer action! Each can jump, dive and roll to get out of the way of the barrage of bullets enemies let fly - or shoot them down with their own gun!

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While Wild Guns Reloaded plays it a bit more safe than Pocky and Rocky Reshrined, it is nonetheless everything I could've hoped for and more. Wild Guns is a great game, one of the best arcade style shooting galleries on home console by a wide margin, though perfectly capable of going toe-to-toe with arcade counterparts. Reloaded provides more than a graphical facelift, adding two additional characters with unique movesets and a handful of extra stages to breathe new life into classic and ultimately making it the definitive way to enjoy Wild Guns.

Of course you can still play as Annie or Clint, and they control about how you'd expect them to, but the real draw is newcomers Dorris and Bullet. Dorris uses explosives and lassos to clear out rooms, making her a valuable addition to a multiplayer session. Bullet, who is perhaps my favorite character in the whole lineup, is a wiener dog that attacks using a drone. This essentially gives him two hitboxes as the drone is vulnerable to being stunlocked, which helps balance out his ability to lock on to enemies. Bullet can also grab onto the bottom of his drone and fly around for a bit to dodge enemy attacks, which is just cute as hell.

Did you know? Bullet once bombed a civilian hospital but was not charged for war crimes.

The difficulty balancing feels off compared to the original. Normal feels harder than it did in the original game, and Easy feels about what Normal should be. The gameplay loop is still satisfying though, and like Pocky and Rocky Reshrined, getting a game over never truly feels punishing. Levels are short enough that a failed attempt is at worst an excuse to learn enemy patterns, and each subsequent run feels better than the last as you start to develop a rhythm for each level. I don't know if they balanced this game to factor in multiplayer as I've yet to check that out. Everything else you can expect from this game is more or less on par with the original, which is to say it's still pretty damn good.

Wild Guns Reloaded is frequently on sale for about ten bucks, which is a great price point for what you get. Buy it. Buy the damn video game. Buy it right now it's on sale!

Wild Guns may take some time to get used to but it's core mechanics are pretty solid. It's a true arcade experiance through and through. Normal can be quite tough so if you don't wanna do a bunch of retries and just want a quick hour game session stick to easy.

Normal mode is exponentially harder than the original game. It took me twice as long to beat the final stage as the rest of the game lmao

darkness stage can be frustrating (harder than the stage it gets replaced with on hard mode?)
bitch ass dog

The original is one of my favorite games. This one improves every aspect of it.
The definitive way to play this classic.
I love it.

I got this a couple days before my senior year of high school started. It was challenging but fun, and the select player music was so good