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8.7
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Score Breakdown Based on 1535 ratings
  1. 10 (468)
  2. 9 (612)
  3. 8 (308)
  4. 7 (100)
  5. 6 (14)
  6. 5 (13)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (12)

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  • User Rating 7.9

    One of those "You either love it or hate it" games. "You should read this review" is what I'm trying

    Rated on May 06, 2007 by ShadyNinjaMan1

    Let's start off with the story. There is none. :) Back to being serious, there are 4 crystals that you have to collect, and 4 levels (1 for each crystal, der). Afterwards one of your little co-h...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6

    Instant classic! Great fun! Great game even now! Slightly repetitive.

    Rated on May 26, 2007 by nozgrd74

    This game is just an instant classic and is a whole lot of fun. The really fun weapon variety makes you want to keep trying new things. The game is very well emulated and is exactly like the origina...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Gunstar Heroes is truely one of the greatest Genesis games to ever set its pins in my Genesis' cartridge bay.

    Rated on April 30, 2008 by zolloz89

    Gunstar Heroes, a game released on the Sega Genesis in 1993, is widely considered to be one of the hardest games in gaming. As the Gunstars, you are tasked with deactivating the evil robot Golden Sil...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    An action packed game and adventure!

    Rated on May 18, 2008 by gunnchief

    Whew! If you like games where enemies are continuosly approaching in the screen, explosions and bullets are plentiful, and you have nice weapons to choose from, this is the game for you! You can ch...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7

    It feels like an even more over the top Contra that is more forgiving and much more frantic! A must own on the VC!

    Rated on June 13, 2007 by ragingoptimistu

    Being a Nintendo kid as a youth, I've never owned a Sega System. This means I missed out on this gem of a game. The best was to describe it is as Contra on crack. There are tons of enemies on the s...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    A really fun game which is surprisingly longer than suspected

    Rated on June 03, 2008 by ledime

    This game is short, but not as short as it appears to be at first. When you first boot up the game, you think that there are only 4 levels. Which is partally true, but not at the same time. The lev...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.9

    Gunstar Heroes has enough run-and-gun Metal-Slug type action to last you hours.

    Rated on July 04, 2007 by wizkid357

    Gunstar Heroes, regarded as one of the best games on the Virtual Console is definitley worth the eight bucks. The game is pretty simples, you got guns, you shoot, you kill bosses. It's simple, but fun...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Gunstar Heroes offers a frantic action game with plenty of explosions, crazy bosses and graphics....

    Rated on July 07, 2007 by wiigamin_com

    Initially when I had started writing this review I wasn’t going to really praise Gunstar Heroes, I found it fun at first, but shallow, serves me right for not knowing how to play. After the playing th...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Anyone who loves this game is an Old School Gamer.

    Rated on February 01, 2006 by frost6969

    I loved this game. the two player mode is perfect. Playing this game with my cousin is perhaps one of my best childhood memories I have. half the time we would grab our characters and through each ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Hard, Fast, and massive bosses. Just like a 2-d Side scrolling shooter should be!

    Rated on July 18, 2007 by Vexx88

    This game sticks to its roots when it came to the virtual console. Gameplay- The difficulty ranges from extremely Easy (if you beat it on normal first), Normal, Hard, and the downright have to be h...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.