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Gal*Gun Returns is a return to form for the series and a shining example of refined on-rail shooter, arcade action, albeit with a bit of lewdness thrown into the mix.
Once you’re done with the game’s main story, the fun doesn’t end there! You can revisit the story in order to unlock the plethora of portraits, clothing for the girls; you can also jump into a “fantasize” mode where you’ll need to get the girls into the right position in order to… “observe” them.
Gal*Gun Returns is exactly what it should be. It’s a new way for some fans to re-experience the original Gal*Gun with updated visuals, and, for us over here in the West, the chance to finally experience Gal*Gun for the first time. If you’re looking for something that’s going to top Gal*Gun 2, then you’re going to be disappointed. If you can appreciate it for the faithful recreation that it is, however, I can guarantee that you’ll have an absolute blast.
It's certainly not a great light gun style experience but Gal Gun Returns is currently the best that the series has to offer. So, if you want to zoom in on anime girls, look up their skirts, and have some fun in the process, you should definitely give it a go.
I wanted to like Gal*Gun Returns, especially because of my love for IntiCreates and their games, but for the first time, they’ve let me down. That’s not to say the game is bad; it’s serviceable, but it’s not what I’ve come to expect from the studio. Despite it being called a remake, the game as a whole is quite shallow and certainly doesn’t look like much touching up was done in regards to its visuals. The formula was dramatically improved in future games, so why they couldn’t include any of those improvements in this remaster is beyond me. I know our editor highly recommends Gal*Gun 2, so that might be a better choice.
Gal Gun Returns it's the "softest" game of this ecchi oriented shooting arcade series. As a remaster of the first game, it lacks some options seen in the sequel, like the dating sim options, and it focuses on the shooting side. It's a simple game, but if you like its crazy proposal, you'll have a fun time.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Gal * Gun Returns is a curious and fun mix of shooting game with dating sim. Even though the premise of shooting girls thirsty for the protagonist may seem a little weak, the title offers a solid experience. With more polish, this remastered edition could have better demonstrated its qualities, but it was not this time.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
*Horny is not an actual stat, but you wouldn't be surprised, would you?
Fan service can only carry a game so far.