Wild Guns Reloaded from Natsume is a dream come true for us fans of SNES classic Wild Guns. The great Wild Guns has now been improved for its PlayStation 4 release with new playable characters, new stages, new weapons and new enemies! And to make it all even better, it also includes a new four player co-op mode! Read our Wild Guns Reloaded review to learn why this is a must-have PS4 release!
Classic characters Clint and Annie are ready for action, and they are joined by Bullet and Doris. You can take on the game either on your own with any of the four characters, or you can take on this adventure in co-op mode with up to four players. If you thought the original was action-packed, wait until you see how crazy things get when four players are on the screen at once!
The game’s controls are simple and to the point. You move around with the left analog stick or the D-Pad and move around the aiming reticle with either one as well once you start shooting. You can shoot with the Square button, Jump with the X button and use your special attack with the Triangle button. That’s all there is to it, and it will allow you to focus on the action on the screen as you try to defeat all enemies as you dodge their bullets and attacks.
There’s plenty of weapons you can get either from destroying each area’s scenery, from defeating specific types or enemies or even as a pick-up during boss battles. These include a machine gun, a shotgun, a laser gun, and a gun that can’t damage enemies – you should fire that one as fast as possible so that you can recover your regular gun! The most powerful gun in the game is unlocked by filling the bar below your character. The more enemies you defeat, the faster this bar will fill, and once it’s at 100% you’ll get a gun so powerful it is only available for a few seconds since it can basically one-shot everything.
Wild Guns steampunk Wild West setting was something that appealed to me back in the day when I played this classic on my Super Nintendo, and I’m happy to report that the new levels are just as fun as what was included in the original release. This makes a lot of sense considering that the original team got back together to work on the new content to make sure this enhanced port was the best it could be.
The game includes eighteen trophies in total. Unfortunately for fellow trophy hunters, there’s no Platinum trophy in this list. There are trophies for defeating each of the game’s main bosses, for completing the game on Easy, Normal or Hard without using any continues, for beating the game with each of the four characters, and for unlocking all available colors for each of the four characters. The game is a lot of fun, so hopefully this one not having a Platinum is not a deal-breaker for you! Oh, and since there are trophies for finishing the game without using any continues, you’ll even be able to unlock a Retro Sound Mode when you do this for the first time.
If you’re a fan of Wild Guns, then you probably already bought Wild Guns Reloaded as soon as it was available for download – or as a physical copy thanks to the very limited edition. If you’re not a fan, you’ll quickly become one as soon as you play this enhanced port. The new content, new characters, new weapons and other reworked stuff here and there make this a PlayStation 4 release you don’t want to miss!
This Wild Guns Reloaded review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Natsume.