Game release: “A Fistful of Gun” (PC)

Do you remember the good old days when local co-op with more than two players was the most fun one could have? FarmerGnome‘s top-down Western shooter A Fistful of Gun might just fit the bill.

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Don’t expect a very deep story with this one. It’s about a railroad baron with the name of Clayton Boon who has the stupid idea of building a road to hell, leading to an evil shaman throwing all sorts of undead and Western stereotypes at him, the road, and the player(s). So far so crazy, but the madness doesn’t stop there.

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With a total of 9 simultaneous players who can choose between 11 characters who behave differently, the shoot-em-up becomes frantic fun with hordes of nasties to dispose of. What’s special about the game is not the way one can upgrade the characters’ abilities (something quite common in this genre), but because each hero controls differently as well, with mouse/keyboard/gamepad options. It remains to be seen if the game is more than just some quick bursts of fun that can wear off rather quickly due to repetitiveness. But if there are enough varied levels and the story is kept at a silly level, then this might be a good dose of plain old arcade nostalgia.

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Graphically, the game can’t hide its 8-bit heritage, as it wears it proudly on its indie sleeves and which also looks quite excellent. The music might not be very suitable to a western game, but then again this isn’t a typical genre game. So if you can find it in your heart (and wallet), to give the quite saturated market of indie co-op shooters another chance, then A Fistful of Gun might offer a lot of local/online multiplayer fun. It’s also available with a launch discount until Thursday, October 1st, 9:59 AM GMT.

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GOG
Steam

Official Website

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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