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The Gunstar family are the protectors of the planet Gunstar 9. After many years of peace, vicious dictator Colonel Red kidnapped the Gunstar twins’ older brother and used mind control to make him his slave.
Release Date: Jan 26, 2011
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Includes 10 items: Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole, Shining Force, Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair, Streets of Rage 2, Alien Soldier, Light Crusader, Gunstar Heroes, Streets of Rage, Shining Force II, Shining in the Darkness

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About the Game

The Gunstar family are the protectors of the planet Gunstar 9.

After many years of peace, vicious dictator Colonel Red kidnapped the Gunstar twins’ older brother and used mind control to make him his slave. Now, with the aid of the Mystical Gems, he’s threatening to release Golden Silver the Destructor from the Gunstar 9 moon, with apocalyptic consequences!

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows® XP or higher
    • Graphics: 32MB or greater graphics card
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 50MB free disc space
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
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Treasure made some really awesome games back in the day, didn't they? It's pretty good for a Mega Drive game, suffice to say.
Posted: July 5th, 2013
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
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My playtime with Gunstar Heroes has mostly been with the GamersGate (DRM-free) version. So my Steam stats don't reflect my actual experience with Gunstar Heroes.

5/5 Stars.

PROS:
+Gunstar Heroes plays like Contra on meth!
+Non-linear stage selection, a'la Mega Man.
+Modest hardware requirements.
+Gamepad support (360, Logitech, and generic).
+Two player co-op.
+The PC version of Sega's old line-up features save slots and filters for smoother graphics.
+Save slots from other versions of SGMDS/SGCS (Gamersgate, DotEmu, or Amazon Game Downloads) carries over to Steam's version. I tried it and it works.

CONS:
-4th gen (Sega Genesis/Mega Drive era) graphics -only if you're a graphics snob.
-No online multiplayer...yet.
Posted: August 14th, 2012
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
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This game is a great addition to anyone's collection and is still renown 18 years later as one of the best platform shooters of all time. In a world where good co-op games are hard to come by, Gunstar Heroes still rains king. This version also address' a lot of the slowdown issues the cartridge version had, but still suffers from some slowdowns when things get truely hectic.I believe that may be an issue with the Genesis Emulator itself which is used by this game. If it say's Treasure, it deserves to be in your collection.
Posted: May 26th, 2011
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Since its release 20 years ago, this game has never left the #1 spot in my Top 10 favorite games. It is the best game ever created. This is not an opinion, this is empirical fact. The only thing the steam version could have used was online co-op, but this in no way detracts from the majesty of this title. It is apt that a company named 'Treasure' would create the most brilliant gem in all of gaming.
Posted: July 20th, 2013
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