Anyone that owned a Super Nintendo probably can tell you their favorite shooter game. Most will not pick Wild Guns though. Why? I am not sure but this game originally flew way under the radar and, at best, garnered a cult following as time went on. This means prices are through the roof on eBay and other second-hand options. Natsume did bring out a remake of sorts called Wild Guns Reloaded, for Steam and PlayStation 4 in 2017 and now they are bringing Wild Guns Reloaded to the Nintendo Switch.
Wild Guns Reloaded is a fast-paced gallery style shooter mixing the Wild West with steampunk. Players can play as Clint, Annie, two new characters, 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!
In Wild Guns Reloaded, Annie has tracked down the famed bounty hunter Clint to get revenge on the Kid gang. With eight stages, each with three zones, there’s plenty of bad robots to blast away. With a true arcade game feel, Wild Guns was the first sci-fi western to arrive on home consoles and, to this day, there really isn’t any other game like it!
“Natsume developed the original Wild Guns in 1994 for the SNES, and we are proud to continue this legacy in Wild Guns Reloaded for Nintendo Switch,” said Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume. “We’ve included some brand new features for the Switch version that we’re very excited about!”
The Switch version offers new game modes, such as Beginner Mode. Now, newcomers can play the arcade-style shooter with unlimited lives! And in contrast to Beginner Mode, Boss Rush: Time Attack was created for Wild Guns veterans. For the hardest of the hardcore, Boss Rush: Time Attack mode lets players take on all the bosses in the game, one right after the other! How far can you get?!
I do hope that Natsume takes advantage of the touch screen on the Nintendo Switch and allow players to tap the screen rather than restricting them to using the onscreen crosshair. They do that, and I think they will have a good seller here.