GOG releases: “Guns, Gore & Cannoli 1+2”

Crazy Monkey Studios‘ two cartoon-y and gory Guns, Gore & Cannoli run-and-gun shooters make their DRM-free debut on GOG.

I’ve always been a fan of simple 2D side-scrolling platform shooters in the vein of the classic Metal Slug arcade series, i.e. the more explosions and enemies, the better. Guns, Gore & Cannoli delivers just that, but with a far more outlandish and ingenious storyline that involves mob gangster Vinnie Cannoli and his family trying to defend themselves again the undead in their home Thugtown of the roaring 1920s.

What follows is fast-paced action that gives players what the title suggests: lots of guns, but also other melee combat weapons, to tear through waves of enemies to leave behind a trail of blood and guts. With hand-drawn graphics and comic one-liners, it looks as if one plays through a cartoon full of gratuitous violence that isn’t only aimed at zombies, but also rival mobs and even the army. What is even better than letting steam off in this way? Letting steam off in local co-op with up to 4 players!

Official website

Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2 continues the tongue-in-cheek bloodbath shooter, but with an even more outrageous setting: World War II. Yes, it’s about to get messy, and of course it’s time to kick some Nazi butt in all sorts of outlandish scenes that make Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds look pedestrian in comparison. Everything and everyone seems to explode in this game, with cars being catapulted into the air as if this was a Michael Bay movie and soldiers being thrown around and torn into bloody pieces that if it weren’t for the comic look, there would be quite a problem with censorship (swastikas seem to be absent in all versions, anyway). But of course it’s all so over-the-top with zombies and monsters despite its tasteless setting that one can’t take it seriously for one moment. There aren’t many games that deserve the description “awesome”, but this certainly does, and being able to choose an Indiana Jones character with a bazooka should be reason enough to instantly buy this game.

Official website

Guns, Gore & Cannoli was already released in 2015 and Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2 in March 2018, but they’re now available for the first time on GOG, the original with a 60% launch discount and the sequel 30% off until October 11, 1pm UTC.

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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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