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 (283 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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February 17

Major Bug Fixes + Extras


Hey all, this update addresses some huge problems with Showdowns, and adds some handy new features that many have requested. Thanks for being patient while I stamped out the bugs and made some new tweaks.

Here's what's been changed:

  • Showdowns work properly now! There were some problems I overlooked with the new way scoring was being calculated. Now match showdowns and Master of The House victories should be weighed against each other as originally intended.

  • New Camera Lock option for those who found the camera movement to be unsettling.

  • For Windows, you can now map the directional axes in Uncommon controller mode.

  • Slashing the Goo in Cemetery levels no longer stalls you like normal walls.

  • Moving Platforms move during level select again.

  • Player No. displays above pause menu.
Here's some other bug fixes:
  • Bug Fix for players getting a point for killing themselves after a sword clash
  • Fixed infinite falling corpses.
  • Fixed Crash if player picks up a head and lays down.
  • Alternate blood display mode if shaders are not supported by your system.

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Reviews

“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.”
http://indiestatik.com/2013/12/10/samurai-gunn-2/

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
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
The greatest hidden gem in the steam database, full of the greatest games you can get. This is by far the best party game you can buy! The game play is easy to learn and extremely addicting. Single player was done very well, and is very challenging. If you do not own this game, go buy it right now. The art is top notch pixel art and the speed at which this game is played is perfect.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Great party game! It's simple enough for non-gamers to pick up and have fun =P
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Samurai Gunn evokes strange and wonderful feelings in me. The game mashes up some of my favorite things, and owns them completely. It’s the awesome lovechild of Mario Bros Arcade and Samurai Champloo, that went to Super Smash Bros High, and is currently attending indie art school and “getting to know itself.”

The premise of the game is easy enough to explain. Players choose an 8 bit samurai, and prepare themselves for battle. The character selection screen gives you a small area to try out controls in while other participants lock in their selections. The control scheme is simple, yet will take time and practice to master. Players can slash in cardinal directions with a sword, fire a gun (up to 3 times per life) and jump with good air control. Wall sliding and wall jumping are also present, as they should be in any good little personal melee combat title. You can even “feign death” if you lack honor, by crouching/lying on the ground.

Combat takes place in 1 of 4 selectable worlds, each with their own theme and unique obstacles. Forest levels, for instance, showcase bamboo that grows and changes as the match progresses, while the Mountain features hanging icicles that can be dropped to create level playing fields or slay foes. Each of the 4 settings features about 10 individual combat screens. A level is encompassed by the screen in its entirety, features pacman/mario bros arcade style level wrap, and have 4 entryways through which new players (or ninja) may enter the battlefield.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it? And it is, truly, until you play it. There is so much to manage in such a short period once bullets are flying and katana are drawn. Death can, and will, come from anywhere. Skilled players can be seen as those who measure their sword strikes, as their is a minor cooldown (less than a second) between strikes, and striking too soon normally means the death of the impatient warrior. One would think that the guns would completely alter the balance, and they do, but not as much as you might think. While they can kill from a distance, your shots are limited to 3 per life, guns won’t function at all if they get wet (yes, there are water hazards), and, most importantly, you can deflect bullets with a well timed sword strike.

That’s not to say that you will never use your gun; it may just be in ways that you are not used to. Canny players often fire bullets in the short to medium range to avoid deflections. These shots are often after after a close strike, and will follow rule #2 – Doubletap. One more makes 100% sure. You might die from a deflection, but you will likely take the other warrior down. Those who have truly mastered guns often send bullets via screen wrap to take down unsuspecting opponents.

The game is beautifully rendered in 8 bit, with characters sporting multiple color schemes and great animations. Charm positively oozes from these samurai sprites. I remember the first time I got my gun wet and tried to fire it in combat, just to see little sputters of water leave my firearm. Time has been spent, and it shows.

And the music! This is where the Samurai Champloo influence might show its roots. Composed by Doseone, the SG EP features tracks emulating traditional sounding bases mixed with hip hop elements. The audio accompaniment really completes the package. Nujabes (R.I.P.) would be proud, I think.

Samurai Gunn is one of those rare treats one has to savor. Specifically, in close quarters with friends. It sports 4 modes, 3 of which require other players…. on your couch. That’s right, there is no online. I know, I KNOW! Blaspheme! you say. But realistically, this game was designed to be played within arm-punching distance of your opponent. It’s tense, its fun, and most likely everyone will break out their warcry. Tables might get flipped. All in good fun, with smiles.

Next time you are looking for a fun party game, consider Samurai Gunn. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
This game is so good that it's pretty fun single-player.
It's a tense two-person dueller.
And with more it's a hectic party game.

There is something beautiful about how cleanly and simply it plays. You become used to the rhythm of the swords (and bullets) meeting, predict the likely moves of your opponent and even gain a kind of zen state.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
best versus coop experience ever
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