By Justin Kersey / August 21st, 2015
Gunstar Heroes, one of the most highly-praised shooters for the Sega Genesis, has finally received its 3D port to the Nintendo 3DS. M2 did not release this title for the 3DS sooner due to programming difficulties, but overcoming them makes this the 15th Sega 3D classic game to come to the Nintendo eShop. This title is available for digital download for $5.99
LOS ANGELES – Aug. 20, 2015 – It’s time to take on the doomsday robot Golden Silver and save the world as Gunstar Red and Gunstar Blue in 3D Gunstar Heroes. Marking the 15th title in the SEGA 3D Classics series, this remastering of the action side-scroller Gunstar Heroes required all the accumulated skills to convert the SEGA Genesis classic into stereoscopic 3D. The results are remarkable, and players can experience the remastered 3D Gunstar Heroes now available as a digital exclusive on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS for $5.99.
Gunstar Heroes, developed by Treasure had its debut in 1993. Originally passed over for a 3D release on the Nintendo 3DS due to its technical complexity, the programming wizards at M2 (developer of the other SEGA 3D Classics) reached a level of mastery to be able to recreate the game in stereoscopic 3D. Now Nintendo 3DS players will be able to take control of Gunstar Red and Gunstar Blue to thwart Colonel Red’s plans to revive Golden Silver, the doomsday robot, and save the planet from destruction.
In addition to the stereoscopic 3D conversion, the 3D Gunstar Heroes features both the Japanese and International release versions, different emulation options, and local co-op multiplayer. It also includes several brand new gameplay modes. Mega Life mode doubles a player’s life from the start, making them harder to kill. Mega Shot mode, which unlocks after clearing the game once, makes all gun attacks do double damage. Finally, there’s Gunslinger mode, which allows players to switch weapons on the fly. This mode was inspired by the subsequent Treasure project, Alien Soldier, now incorporated into 3D Gunstar Heroes’ Gunslinger mode, it will allow players to discover brand new combinations of weapons.
3D Gunstar Heroes is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS as a digital download.
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