Samurai Gunn is a lightning-fast Bushido brawler for two to four players. Each samurai is armed with a sword and gun, with only 3 bullets to a life. Discipline and quick reflexes are the key to deflecting bullets and sending your opponents’ heads rolling.
User reviews: Very Positive (234 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 10, 2013

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"An exciting, kinetic single-screen multiplayer with excellent level design, but little to reward the solo player."
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“Samurai Gunn is a smoking gun, a blood-stained sword, the quick feet of a trained warrior out to kill. It’s a local multiplayer survival game that feels lush in its violence. I love it. I’m a slave to hitting replay.”
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About This Game

Samurai Gunn is a lightning-fast Bushido brawler for two to four players. Each samurai is armed with a sword and gun, with only 3 bullets to a life. Discipline and quick reflexes are the key to deflecting bullets and sending your opponents’ heads rolling.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 201 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Price seems a little steep for what you get, but I'd say its worth it. Great party game. Fast-paced with simple but tight controls. Super easy to pick up and play, and setting up multiple gamepads took half a second. I yell a lot when I play this game.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
gud
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2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
кромсай, стреляй, дрочи на кровь!
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14.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Super fun game for a distraction or when you're watching a TV show or something. The game is very straight forward and easy to understand. However, the lack of online is super disappointing. I would probably play this game a ton more if online was available. I've around 20 hours I believe becaues the AI is actually quite tough. Survival is pretty fun and the incredible accuracy that is required makes this game very nerve wracking and intense. I can't recommend this for everyone, but it's still a damn fun party game when people are over and it's a nice quicky if you're bored in between things.
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22.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
This is a local multiplayer gem that will give you great Smash Brothers flashbacks. Nothing is incidental in Samurai Gunn; winning purely requires skill, but the platforming language of the game is immediately approachable by most gamers and your rivalries will keep you coming back again and again. Highly recommended.

I covered it on my show, Fourplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W7VSj2QP1I&list=UUV6O19HPm0AZYjW99uKepog
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0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
A flawless execution on its premise. Even with just two player and the co-op it's a ton of fun. I prefer it to Towerfall. BUY IT NOW!
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1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
those ninjas they pull on my weave
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10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Really good.
I've never played it alone but everyone likes it between 2 periods of an hockey game.
Cant calculate how many laughs we got with this.
The only downswings is the price (maybe wait when its on special) and the fact that they dont add anything.
Multi player would be great!
But really, the simplicity makes it incredibly fun. (everyone can win after a few games) The soundtrack is great. If you are looking for a good co-op game to kill each other and to brag with, this is the sh%t.
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70.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
One of the best indie games I've ever played. Find 3 friends and start goofin. Would like online multiplayer support but it's probably more fun with people in the room.
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2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Quick to pick up and play. Very reaction based. Game has a very Samurai Champloo/Afro Samurai vibe (Samurai culture fused with hip-hop elements) People looking for a single player experience should look elsewhere, and there's no online multiplayer.

...But get some friends over to your place, and you'll have one of the most competitve and fun multiplayer games in recent memory. Lots of yelling and hype moments, especially in the game's "Showdown" tie-breaker finales if two players remain neck and neck throughout a match. Winning in this game makes you feel like a total G with all the split-second timing it requires. Certainly worth your time if you can manage to meet with friends in person to play.
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89 of 125 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Way too expensive for the little content it has and has been pretty much abandoned by the dev. He published only one patch since the game was released and is now working on a different game.

It's got really good gameplay but is not feature-complete. Here's a list of the stuff that should be in the game but somehow isn't:
- replays
- tournament mode in which you choose how many matches you want to play and the winner will be the one who wins the most. There could be some stats shown between each match. You could choose which levels you want to play or have the game randomise them.
- any match modifiers such as timed matches, no guns, no super jumps, etc.
- any kind of stats that carry over the matches
- unlockables/secrets
- an option to base spawning on the proximity of the enemy, so that you won't spawn near players and be able to instakill them just because you got lucky.

I can't recommend getting the game at it's basic price. It's really fun and has a great soundtrack but at the same time it feels like an early beta at this point. Wait for a sale (UPDATE: the dev didn't even bother putting it on Summer Sale). And get Towerfall Ascension in the meantime if you're looking for a good couch deathmatch game. It's a bit slower in terms of gameplay but at the same time it's superior in pretty much every way and is still getting new content and updates.
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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Silly competitive fighting game similar to that of say Towerfall. The pixel art style and movement is great. Definitely worth picking up if you usually have 3 friends hanging out and you all feel like battling.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
This game is great to play with my kids. They run in terror from their dad! =) It's really simple to play but a quite hard to get any good at.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
I am really glad I got this one. It's fun, addictive and really easy to get into.

Samurai Gunn is an extremely fast-paced arena combat game in which players use a katana as their main weapon and may fire up to three shots from a gun as a support weapon. The gameplay relies on players' abilities to quickly move around the levels my means of running, jumping and executing their opponents in one lightning-fast strike. Shots from guns may be used to cover long distances in a straight line, but may also be deflected at the shooter by parrying them with one swing of the sword. Additionally, levels often include environmental hazards such as spikes and moving platforms which can squish any character against a wall, floor or ceiling.

An impressive amount of attention to detail is revealed through such things as bullet casings falling to the ground after each shot. What's more, the casings remain there and may be pushed by any character who steps on them. Another example is the water: if someone dies in a pond, the water acquires a red tint which becomes more intense as more blood is spilled, only to be washed away after a few seconds of no blood-spilling on the same spot. To top it all off, standing in water renders your gun useless even when when you get out of the pond, so keep that in mind.

The soundtrack is a perfect match for the action. Based on traditional Japanese instruments, it's reminiscent of soundtracks from chanbara movies and animes with a historical setting. At times, it reminds me of Samurai Spirits, only faster-paced (depending on the track). On that note, the sound effects are hugely satisfying. Most of all, the katanas cutting through the air (or your enemies, ideally). There's something about that loud metallic *schwing!* that makes you want to keep pressing the sword button for more, even if you're not hitting anyone.

Graphically, it's a beautiful game. The sprites are simple but perfectly distinguishable from one another and each is full of personality. There are three characters for each faction and, even within such simplicity, all of them can be told apart at a glance while keeping a common element that identifies them as belonging to the same group. The levels offer a rather wide variety of colours and designs. The intense lime green and clear brown of the bamboo forests, the purple rocks and pale green bushes of the mountain pass with its Buddha statues or the white snow, dark trees and clear water of the winter areas are all pleasant to look at and brimming with detail. Each gives the battle a particular mood or atmospheric feeling. And yet, they managed to do all this with no real distractions for the player, thanks to its retro-style pixellated graphics. Combining an old visual style with modern-day gameplay fluency is a path that numerous indie developres take, and it was yet again the right choice for this title.

All of it is wrapped up into an elegant presentation that fans of chanbara films and samurai pop culture in general will recognise and love. From the moment we see the title screen, we know what type of world we'll be thrown into. A red band with black silhouettes belonging to a bunch of samurais running through a field is an extremely effective introduction to a high-paced game such as this one and it also serves the purpose of creating a classy main menu. In-game, the brief stop produced by a kill, with the blackening of the screen save for the strip which shows killer and victim, is a charmingly abrupt way of making everyone aware of the death. The slow-motion plus zoom that frames the final kill in a fight always provides for an interesting composition and flaunts the game's colourful palette as well as its sprites, still lovely and worth of appreciation with their pixels brought to a bigger size. The menus are simple and use one font, and the signs which recount the kills at the end of a match have a neat parchment feel to them, with easily recognisable icons depicting each death and its cause.

I recommend obtaining this underappreciated gem while it's on sale, since playing it with friends is the best way to exploit its wonders. Survival mode is fun, engaging and addictive, but nothing beats the variety and unpredictability (or lack thereof) of playing against human competitors. As more people get this game, the more fun it will get for all of us who share it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Best party game ever! Friends of mine who are reluctant of retro games were blown away. He who dons the ninja's mask is forever apart. He leads a life of rigorous training, intense concentration, and danger.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
A game that is only as fun as the other games you have on your Steambox.

It's a small and fast-paced little deathmatch that's neat, but there doesn't seem to be much of anything that isn't advertised on the back of the box here. The game feels unfinished and that can be seen in the little things, such as having no ability to quit out of a match without the use of a keyboard.

There are much more complete Local Multiplayer options (Towerfall, Crawl, Lethal League) that scratch this same itch without cutting the experience short.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Although the game is fun to play and really simple I can't recommend it for 11 pounds as they charge for it. I got this game on sale 50 %.
Why I can't recommend it? Well it's simple. The amount of content is just visibly lacking. 2 Game modes Versus ( no bots yet ) and survival ( with bots ). Maps feel claustrophobic and I would enjoy larger maps ( perhaps even a map editor ) and there is no story mode.

So what you get for 11 pounds is an arena retro hack n slash game with little content which makes it feel like a small project that should be sold for less than a 5 pounds... yet they charge 11.

It's fun but gets boring easily because of the lack of content and settings ( like the amount of bots, mutators etc. ) Don't pay the full price or you will regret it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
A perfect game. Instant fun as soon as you sit down to play. I'm so glad that people are making games that bring back the experience of couch co-op. Samurai Gunn is simple but offers a very complex level of strategy when it comes to outsmarting your opponent. Flailing around with a sword is also a viable strategy sometimes...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
I love this game, but am a little disappointed that it wasn't fleshed out a bit more.

The basic arena combat is fantastic - it's simple, but polished in all the right ways. Bullets are fast enough that you have to react, but slow enough and limited enough that they're best saved for a moment when you're just a little outside of reach. The showdowns are beautiful, tense, and dramatic. It's a great game for new players to pick up and jump into for a casual setting, but it stays fresh even once you've grasped all of the mechanics.

On the other hand, a few different options regarding the matches would go a long way. Aside from changing the length of the matches, you really don't have any settings at all. There are no other game modes, and nothing to unlock. At the least, I wish there were a few more maps to choose from.

If you are a person who has the chance to play local multiplayer games with 2, 3, or 4 people, I recommend picking this game up - but maybe when it's on sale.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Don't get this game, immediately after it came out it was abandoned and while the combat/physics are good that doesn't save the game from being boring after 2 hours (If your by yourself and dont have firends were you live).
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