(Gun Lord running on an Egret 2 cabinet)
The development of the Gun Lord for the NeoGeo MVS (and a few other platforms such as the AES and Dreamcast) is something that fans of Turrican style games have been waiting for through most of last year and if you have an MVS and a few hundred Euros to spend then the wait will be over soon – March 26th to be exact. The game was supposed to be released late last year but for some reason it was delayed.I wonder how well it will sell to arcades – the MVS is something that a lot of places still have but it will come down to whether people will try a game of this style. Other platform releases are coming later this year.
Here is a new trailer for the game which as a little advisory writes out some strong language in a couple of instances during the beginning cutscene. Skip to 1:00 if you want to jump all of that and get straight to the game. I know the game is very Turrican-like although I still maintain that there are hints of Shadow of the Beast in there too. Skip ahead to 5:00 in for a cool dragon boss; about 5:30 it appears that there is a horizontal shmup level to play as well! They have certainly pulled out all the stops to make one heck of an effort on the MVS.