Guns, Gore & Cannoli - An over-the-top, comical and fast-paced action game with hand-drawn graphics set in the Roaring Twenties. An all-you-can-shoot fest where you embody Vinnie, a mobster with a mission in a city controlled by gangsters and plagued by zombies. Featuring up to 4-man local co-op.
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Release Date: Apr 30, 2015

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August 25

Patch 1.2.10

Fixed the issue where several level complete checkmarks were hidden.

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August 19


Fixed local multiplayer support with 3 or 4 controllers.
Fixed achievement 'complete the game on Dificulty X'
The chapter select window now has checkmarks indicating on which difficulty you have completed the level.

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About This Game

Welcome to Thugtown circa 1920, the height of Prohibition.
Prepare yourself for a non-stop, action-packed, completely over-the-top, fast-paced, platform game. Set against the gangster heyday of the roaring twenties. Lose yourself in an exciting, elaborate tale of the underground and underworld. Experience friendship, betrayal, vengeance, and witness first hand the rise and fall of a criminal mastermind.
This is survival horror, wiseguy style... Capiche?

"Leave the gun, take the cannoli... actually, on second thought, take the gun and eat the cannoli, you’re gonna need it."

The game tells the story of Vinnie Cannoli and his mob family, set in the fictional Thugtown circa 1925, the height of prohibition. Beneath the city overrun by zombies, there's a dark story of conspiracy and betrayal. Unravel the sneaky mafia ways and government conspiracy while you try to look for your lost pal and for answers about the zombie-outbreak.

Key Features
  • Action-Packed Gameplay
    Prepare yourself for a non-stop, action-packed, completely over-the-top, platform game where you have to fight, shoot, blast and kick your way through a deeply engrossing story. Not only will you have to take on the undead, but also rivalling gangsters and the army trying to cover things up.

  • Beautifully hand-drawn 2d graphics and animations
    Step into the atmospherical, shady world built by HD hand-drawn 2D graphics. Experience fluid animations and cinematic style cut-scenes.

  • Immersive World and Period
    Despite Prohibition and the imminent Depression, people are ready to drink themselves to (un)dead. Every inch of the game is like a picture straight from the Prohibition era. The cars, the furniture, the Speakeasy clubs, the music and the weaponry reflect the turbulent days of the roaring twenties.

  • Local co-op mode
    Partner up to 4 friends and unravel the mystery together.

  • About Crazy Monkey Studios & Claeysbrothers
    We're a passionate team on a mission to create amazing games!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 , Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i3 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 256MB, or Intel GMA 950 or newer
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 550 Ti or Radeon HD 6770
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVIDIA Videocard with at least 256MB or higher.
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • OS: OS X version Lion 10.7 or later.
    • Processor: Any Processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVIDIA Videocard with at least 512MB or higher.
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
The developers gave me an offer I couldn't refuse. Leave the gun and take the cannolis.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
This game is amazing! God father meets Metal Slug.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
89.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
This game's story and cartoony look/feel blends well with the platformer, gameplay that reminds me highly of the similar fun that I had with Metal Slug. You get a lot of fun weapons to play around with, all of white are satisfying as you slay zombies and gangsters one by one. Its a fun run, however the single player is a bit too short for its own good; which will leaves gamers feeling kinda empty.

The local/online multiplayer on the other hand, feels a lot like its in its beta stage. I say that because there are some factors that hinder some of the fun that the game gives off. The camera doesn't move like it does in other popular games like "Super Smash Bros." or "Duck Game." Instead the camera in multiplayer is static and kinda makes the experience feel kinda disappointing. What also doesn't help matter is the lack of variety and low amount of modes and stages to choose from in multiplayer. There's some fun to found in them, but its not very special and won't satisfy you for long, unless you're playing for lulz.

Overall, this game is fun but feels kinda undercooked. Its tasty but needs to spend more time in the cooker. I recommend this game regardless, because it is enjoyable to play, despite being low on feature
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
nice HD sidescroller, plays very good and looks fantastic!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
This game is pure fun,Godfather meets zombies,full of gruesome action,gore and humor,hope they will make a sequel for this game .
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81 of 90 people (90%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
Guns, Gore & Cannoli

"Join the Mafia, meet interesting people, then whack em."

Guns, Gore Cannoli is a mobster style 2D shooter and platformer. The graphics are polished and the gameplay is enjoyable.


Through this game you will find 8 weapons, each showing something different. You will start off with a basic pistol that has infinite reload. But soon you will find a shotgun, a flamethrower, a tommy, an electricity gun, and 3 other weapons


The gameplay was highly enjoyable and supports controllers. You start off as Vinnie Cannoli, an enforcer of the mob who has been hired by Mr. Bellucio to find Frankie the Fly. You head to the destination of your job "Thug Town". Soon you will be fighting fellow mobsters, zombies, mutant rats and of course the army. This game is set in the 1920's. Throughout the whole game it really gave that classic mobster feel. The game has everything you would find in a normal mob movie. The combat is nice and fluent and you will find a number of enemies and a few bosses.

Consider buying this/ not buying this if

Consider buying this if:
- you love platformers
- you like a nice little story
- you like mobster movies
- you love shooting zombies/mutants/army guy/mobsters
- you love cannoli
- you just want a nicely overall designed game

Consider not buying this if:
- you hate 2D platformers
- you hate zombies
- you hate the mob
- you hate cannoli
- you hate fun

Final Thoughts

This game was highly enjoyable through the time I have played it. It had everything I expected with a mobster and the mafia. It had a satisfying ending. For some reason I really liked the name Vinnie Cannoli and now I'll want to try Cannoli.
I would recommend this game to my friends because of its art, gameplay, story, and mobsters. I also hear skins are coming, so YAY. I really don't have anything negative to say on this game's behalf because I enjoyed the game so much.

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48 of 50 people (96%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2015
No grindy unlocks, no boring collectibles, no superficial score or time counts... this is raw, baby!

...and I love it for that!

I`m a little tired of the flood of typical 2D side-scroller with their 8-bit looks and sound. A pixelated look does not necessarily deliver an old school gaming experience.

Well, this game here comes very close to what I think is a very good "gaming in the 80`s experience" and it does so without the blocky look of its competition. And it`s pure survival, no leaderboard race...

What fascinates me, besides the artwork and sound, is the flow of events you take part in. The weapons, enemies and levels are very well designed and after a while of playing you feel like the main dancer in a gun ballet...

You can handle each situation with your standard pistol, you are never defenseless, it`s just a little bit more fun to take out the other surgical instruments. Some guns are better in specific situations, but basically you could use the pistol throughout the whole game and this, in my opinion, is very good game design.

And if you solve a tricky situation with just your standard piece it will put a huge grin on your face.

What else makes me smile all the time? The reloading animations and general physics engine!

It`s just fun to see (and hear) how your guy is reloading the good old double-barrel shotgun, and the empty cases gently sliding down an elevation. After reloading the pistol he is even pulling back the slide...

The levels offer a great variety of putting your gun ballet dancing to the test and are well balanced. At some points you just need to rush through a room guns blazing and then there are other moments in which you can pause and hide behind an obstacle...

...and speaking of the grin you got while playing: The chain reactions caused by a misthrown grenade are just hilarious.

So, my final words regarding this game:

To the developers: Where can I sign-in for a monthly subscription of more levels, enemies ... more everything?

To you: Never forget to reload your gun after a shoot-out!

(If you don`t ... meh, it doesn`t matter anyway, if this game is your thing you will just smile and return ...double prepared this time, of course)

If 2D enforcing for the mob is something you always wanted to try this game is an offer you can`t refuse!
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52 of 66 people (79%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
283.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2015
// Guns, Gore & Canolli is a 2D Arcade Sidescroller Shooter: //
// Schuitje82 - Extended Review //

Background Info:
Developer: Crazy Mokey Studios
Engine: Unity
Genre: Action / Platformer
Mode: Single-player / Local Co-op
Release date: April 30th 2015

Personal Info:
I really like this game... and what it makes it special for me.
What makes it extra special is that I have met the people behind the game.
This gives me total picture for the game and the people behind it.
Let you see and understand how much work / hours and passion for there product.

About the game:
The name of the game says almost everything about the game.
This is a great basic shoot 'm up like the game that brings me back to the beginning era of gaming. Very simple shoot and run game with hope guns, gore and canolli. Story line is very funny and wonderful put together.
Game has some amazing art and the creators did a really great job and I think this gives the game head jump from other indie games in the same genre.
The background music give you that totally feeling about the theme of the game.
I'm a a big soundtrack nerd so this are things that I think are very important..
Main character you play with have some great and funny lines that he says when pumping some lead in the freaking zombies. One of my favorites .... I sell lead by the kilo these days. :P

I think this game can be played best with a controller I prefer the original Microsoft Xbox 360 Joypad / controller. The game plays very well and easy to learn because of the basic button layout like in the old arcade games from the ‘90 era.
When you start playing this game you will find out you only can shoot left or right most game I played in the ‘90 this can be weird in some way when you try to shoot some enemies that will attack you from the sky.
Kicking your enemies is a fun and easy way to attack you enemies without losing all of you bullits find it strange you can not use this when jumping.


There are a lot of different weapons in the game and further you play the story more you will find them no faster way for unlocking them.
Every weapons has been well balanced only I think you will always have a favorite one.
Personally I love the shotgun of his power and you can shoot multiple enemies with one shot.
Sometime you really can use it because they come with 4 or more zombies from all directions.
It's a shame there is no way to have all weapons from the beginning. (cheat code maby !!!)
That would make the game extra fun to choose what weapon to have from the start.


There some classes zombies like in every games only one I think the most annoying is the Rugby Zombie.
Because this one is very strong and sometimes need more than 3 hits to get it down.
Zombies are fun and give you a great challenge sometimes getting them out of your way.
Not to forget a few of them need to be kicked before you shoot... that helps a lot sometimes.
After you play not only the zombies will be your enemies so.... this is getting fun after some levels.

Game only supports co-op 4 player offline mode.
It's a shame maybe for some people only I prefer to play with some friend on the couch.
That will give that fun co-op like the old days if you not from that era ? It's fun...
I hope Online co-op will be added in the future with a update.
And I can't play with friend on the couch everyday :(
If enough people buy the game... maby this will happen ?

This is a great game.. people who like this platform will love this one.
It’s a shame the game has no online support so you will need to play this game offline like old times and some people will find it a little bit disappointing.
There is no level system, no items to collect.
It just a basic arcade shoot 'em up.

It's fun, It's haves a great gameplay, love the theme.
I give it a 9/10 score.

((Update 16-03-2016))
After some month the game is online the devs have added new multiplayer mode deathmatch.
It’s a fun way to play against your friends and yes only offline mode possible.
Game have a few maps to choose from and they added the option that every player can choose their own favorite skins.
And also story mode has the option for selecting your own character.

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42 of 54 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2015
This game was reviewed using a code sent by the developer.

Guns, Gore & Cannoli is a a side scrolling action shooter with the welcome addition of zombies. This game was released in April 2015 and has actually got a surprisingly low number of owners given how awesome it is. You play the role of a gangster named Vinnie. You are thrown into Thugtown to find another gangster who has gone missing. You soon find the town has been overrun by zombies as you wade your way through streets, buildings, sewers and urban America.

This is one of the best side scroller games of this type; it's action packed and face paced. Gunplay is a key factor, with about 8 or 9 different weapons which you will eventually find, you have plenty in your arsenal. Whilst working your way through the levels, you will find health packs in the form of Cannoli and tons of ammo to keep you rolling. All of the weapons have their own feel and different uses and none of them feel useless. There are a couple of jumping type puzzles in the latter levels, but the platforming element of the game is very limited.

The art style in Guns, Gore & Cannoli is gorgeous. The cartoon magazine style look really works well with the setting and story. Not to mention all of the animations are perfectly done too. I often find problems with games that have a generic cartoon look, but this is easily one of the best games to pull it off.

Guns, Gore & Cannoli also has some very nicely recorded voice acting; the American/Italian accent feels like it has just come straight off the streets of New York. Hats off to these devs who put in the extra work for the voice acting, as they could of quite easily just put in text instead, for me it made the game so much more enjoyable.

This game has a very gentle difficulty curve, I only really struggled with the last couple of levels of the game, but was able to push on through once the best weapon was chosen for the scenario. The end boss is also quite challenging too which is a refreshing change compared to other games nowadays. At some points trying to kill everything on site is not always the best option too; sometimes you just need to run and hope that there is a checkpoint near by because you are just being overrun - keep that in mind.

Length wise, I completed the game in just under three hours on single player. Whilst there is no real need to replay it again, there are also plenty of achievements for you to go back and hunt, and this can be done easily though the Chapter select option. Guns, Gore & Cannoli also has a local co-op feature too, I have yet to try it out but have watched a couple of Youtube videos of it; and it looks so much fun. This is going to be one of those games that I sit down and play with my partner and finish it for a second time.

I had one technical issue whilst playing; sometimes the game would freeze for half a second. This seems to happen especially when reaching save points; but also happens at random points too. This is a known problem with the game and has been reported to the devs. It seems to point to an issue with the fact that the game records lots of stats, such as headshots etc.

In conclusion; Guns, Gore & Cannoli is a really nicely put together game, and one that needs to be experienced by more people than it already has. For the none sale price of £6,99, this is a bargain to pick up especially if you have friends to play with.

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Only recommended when on sale
3) Recommended
4) Highly recommended
5) This is a must play

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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
Very Metal Sluggy. I love how the weapons (and even the gas mask) are historically accurate. The only thing i don't think it was accurate (not certain though) was the AC condenser unit in the buildings. But no harm done. Would totally reccomend.
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3.9 hrs
Posted: October 4
This game, has a fantastic feel in co-op. It has sensational cutscenes, only complaint is it is a tad repetitive. Worth the buy if you like side scrollers or gangster type games. The game has some good cannoli!
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7.5 hrs
Posted: September 29
excellent game good fun
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8.5 hrs
Posted: September 28
+Decent Music

-Short, barely interesting story with cheap, clichéd plottwists
-Barely any replay value
-Cutscenes are out of synchronisation
-Weapon switching is impractical
-Poison grenades are overpowered
-Damage causes you and enemies to halt, sometimes resulting in them "stun-locking" you
by standing on you and mauling you while you cant shoot them
-Boss fights mostly consist of jumping around madly to avoid contact damage
and hoping to do more damage than the boss
-Molotovs and explosions often cause huge freezes

Overall i can't recommend this game as it has little to compensate its annoying gameplay
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5.1 hrs
Posted: September 21
-Great art
-Fun, satisfying gameplay
-Great for coop
-Contoller support

-Very short (5-hour long)
-Inconsistent difficulty

I bought this when it was at a 50% sale and I had a blast playing local multiplayer with my gf. The art was suprising good, from the zombie and enemy design, to the gory death animations. The music sets the tone nicely with typical Italian waltz music usually associated with mafia and the 1920s. There are multiple guns to choose from, there are some boss fights and both indoor and outdoor locations.

The main drawback of the game is that the story is quite short. We finished the game in less than 5 hours*. Also, the difficulty seemed to be inconsistent. Some of the mid-game levels seemed to be harder than some of the late game levels.

Overall I recommend buying this game. The developers seem to have put much love into it and I am looking forward to any sequels. However, given the few gameplay hours I guess that many users would prefer to wait for a sale.

*There is also a PVP deathmatch mode with supports up to 4 players (including AI support). I haven't tried it much but I wouldn't consider it the main selling point of such a game.
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14.6 hrs
Posted: September 19
I had a BLAST playing this game. It is challanging, it has interesting story, I love the coop mode. It just has everything i would want in a simple 2d game. Would buy again.
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