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Gunlord X

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

100%

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Based on 6 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMay 22, 2019

Publisher: NGDEV

Genres: Arcade, Action

Welcome to Gunlord X - A vastly improved Gunlord port coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019! This game features 11 stages of exciting 2D game play with over 60 unique enemy types. Blast yourself through giant landscapes, explore caverns and reveal all secrets! The critically acclaimed platform action game Gunlord developed by NGDEV in 2012 comes back to the Nintendo Switch in 2019. The game received an intense "Hi-Bit" overhaul for modern game consoles in a widescreen format. Additionally new boss enemies and extended stages were added. Here’s a quick overview feature list: - Significantly increased level size of the later levels offering new secrets and challenges. - 4 new boss enemies - Added a completely new horizontal jet pack stage - Permanent continue and shortcut/level warp unlocks by collecting all big diamonds in stage. - Auto save and level select features (you can revisit already beat stages at any time) - Accomplishments screens and statistics screens for speedrunners - Limited enemy respawns to essential enemies. - Added Newgame+ (for speedrunning and new secrets) - Increased the viewport to widescreen - Improved viewport scrolling - Scanline/RGB CRT TV shader - Increased sprite/particle effects - Added alpha blending special FX (Hi-Bit ""32-bit"" style) - Added parallax scrolling elements - Added new music tracks - Improved controls (direct control over the 360° snake beam with R Stick) - Optional modern twin stick controls (control movement and shooting direction independently) - Fully customizable controls - Improved difficulty curve especially on bosses - Rebalanced weapon powerlevels - Added a new power shot weapon - Stable 60 fps in both docked/undocked mode - HD rumble
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Gunlord X for Nintendo Switch - Release Trailer (22nd May 2019)

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Gunlord X is an absolutely excellent Turrican clone, recreated with love on a new platform without laziness and with the desire to offer the best possible experience.

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Nintendo Life

Ollie Reynolds
8 / 10
Nintendo Life

If you're a fan of classic run 'n' gun action games, then Gunlord X is an absolute pleasure to play from start to finish. It joins the ranks of must-own retro-inspired titles for the Switch, delivering blistering action, stunning visuals and an absolutely stellar soundtrack. It could be argued that there's little originality on offer and the longevity of the game is also questionable thanks to the fact that it's 'built' like an old-school coin-op release, but honestly, when the experience is this good, it seems churlish to grumble.

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Gunlord X although at times what seemed difficult was still a fun run 'n' gun game. The variety of weapons and stages was a warm welcome, making it worth the asking price of $9.99.

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Gunlord X shows everyone else what the hardcore fans already knew: the NG:DEV.TEAM is fully capable of delivering an authentic, white-knuckle, retro-shooting experience. The action is constant but not overwhelming, and your arsenal feels varied, with none of the weapons ever feeling useless. The boss fights are fun, while the level design mixes in a good deal of exploration. Really, the only complaint is that there's nothing to bring you back once you finally beat the game, but considering how enjoyable the journey is, that isn't a big deal. Shooting fans are going to have a really good time with Gunlord X.

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