odd story behind this shooter. From what I can gather the people of the
wild west were under attack from out of space beings. They waited for
someone to rescue them but that person never arrived resulting in an
awful lot of lives being lost. Enter the Gun Frontier with his ship that
resembles a gun ! This is where you take to the skies to blow the crap
out of everything in sight.
Being a game that was originally released in 1991 it still managed to
look half decent in 1997 when it came to the Saturn. The whole style as
if you haven't already worked out is wild west based mixed with a little
steam punk. The game plays pretty well, still managing to pack quite a
challenge all these years later even though it doesn't really feature
any crazy bullet patterns.
Presentation throughout is very good as you'd expect with a Taito
shooter. One thing that did spook me though is the picture of a boy who
appears in the opening and in the sound test room. If you look closely
you can also see him on the back of the case.
Another excellent retro title for you to pick up for your Saturn and
don't forget to make sure your copy comes complete with the Gamest Gears
mini booklet that explains all about Gun Frontier in detail.