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New Gunstar Heros For GBA 25

Neitokun writes " is reporting that there is going to be a Sequel to Gunstar Heros for the Gameboy Advance. Called Gunstar Super Heros, game appears close to the action-y style of the original. The production company, Treasure, appears to be concerned more about quality than just making a sale-worthy game. From the article: 'We're not going to make a sequel just because it would sell. That would be a disaster.'"
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New Gunstar Heros For GBA

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  • ...Gunstar Heroes fans when I say...

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fucking finally!

  • 'We're not going to make a sequel just because it would sell.' That's never stopped them in the past. Just wait until Treasure takes it to the marketing department, they'll have to change their tune. Still, looks like a worthy sequel.
    • Treasure is an independent development studio that works under game-by-game contracts with various publishers -- they don't have a marketing department, and they only sign the contract to make a game if they honestly think they can do something worthwhile through the game.

      That's not to say that everything they do is perfect -- they have a few flops to their name -- but one can say that Treasure's games are always interesting, even in their failures.
  • GSH looks like it's going to be great. It's been years since I've touched a GBA, but I never knew it was possible to eke out so much from the hardware! But maybe that's just because I haven't spent that much time outside of Advance Wars...
    • The GBA is a system whose abilities are consistently underused. It's a true 32bit platform, but so little effort is put into graphics with most GBA titles that they come out looking like late-gen SNES games.

      • From what I remember, the GBA platform was described by Nintendo as being more or less equivalently capable as that of the SNES, so that actually makes a lot of sense. I haven't heard that it's significantly more powerful, but if we had more games that look like GSH, maybe it'd be obvious :)
  • It been almost 10 years, come on treasure.
  • And so....? (Score:3, Funny)

    by ChaosDiscord ( 4913 ) on Wednesday May 11, 2005 @06:38PM (#12504159) Homepage Journal
    There are lots of 2d side-scrollers for the GBA. What's noteworthy about this one? Was the original especially noteworthy in some way?
    • Re:And so....? (Score:1, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward
      Gunstar Heroes is like Contra or Metal Slug on serious crack. It offers some great special moves that differ between the two characters that it's still probably the best game in the genre (and I've played the PS import games that are eerily similar...they merely come close, but they can't beat this game).

      Anyone who's ever liked a game in this genre should be leaping for joy about this GBA sequel.
    • This game is a classic. It has fast-paced shooting action where enemies are coming from everywhere around you. The weapon system works by combining weapons, for example if you get homing+flame you get a flameball that you can control at your will. The weapon upgrades come up with short intervals so you can switch and test out your weapons at will. You can have two weapons at the time which are either combined or used separately. These sections of the game are excellent, but what makes it more special? The g
  • Multiplayer? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Valcoramizer ( 812232 ) on Wednesday May 11, 2005 @07:50PM (#12504696) Journal
    I don't know about anyone else, but my favorite part about Gunstar Heroes was the multiplayer. I dearly hope that multiplayer co-op will be included on the cart, and hopefully single cart so there is a chance of somebody else playing with you. I also wonder how they would pull off multiplayer with such a small screen; would it be free ranging for both player? Or possibly four players? I can only say, I can't wait.
  • At first I was really excited, but then I remembered Guardian Heroes Advanced...not an awful game, but definitely disappointing. I was a big fan of the original, but I'd rather play Astroboy if I'm in the mood for a portable Treasure beat 'em up.
  • Gotta say I really applaud their marketing philosophy. There are to many crappy, uncreative sequels out there for games (and movies), that are only produced because the original did great and the company just wants to make an extra buck or two. I predict good things for the game, and I'll look for it on shelves.

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell