Gal*Gun

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Gal*Gun

ぎゃる☆がん

Gal gun cover.jpg
Developer(s) Inti Creates
Publisher(s)
  • SK cyberfront korea.Co., Ltd.
Composer(s) Hiroki Isogai
Luna Umegaki
Ryo Kawakami
Ippo Yamada
Platform(s) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Release date(s) Xbox 360
  • JP January 27, 2011
PlayStation 3
  • JP February 23, 2012 (box)
  • JP July 3, 2012 (PlayStation Store)
  • JP June 6, 2013 (box)
  • SK March 6, 2012
Genre(s) Bishōjo game, Rail shooter
Mode(s) Single-player

Gal*Gun (ぎゃる☆がん?) is a Japanese rail shooter Bishōjo game developed by Inti Creates and Alchemist and released on January 27, 2011.[1]

Originally only for the Xbox 360, a PS3 port with additional characters and PlayStation Move support has been released on February 23, 2012.[2]

Story[edit]

Tenzou, the protagonist is a student who is accidentally shot by an apprentice angel Patako, with several Cupid Arrows. The blessing from the arrows makes Tenzou irresistible to the opposite sex, transforming him into the most popular boy in school for one day.

The catch is if Tenzou is unable to find his true love before the effects of the Cupid Arrow wear off, he’ll be destined for a life of loneliness.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

Gal Gun is a rail shooter, with the player walking through the school - As girl after girl runs towards the player trying to profess their love via hand-written notes or screams. Armed with "pheromone shots", the player keeps the girls at bay by shooting them - making them drop to the floor in dizzy ecstasy - while trying to cultivate a romance with one of the four main female leads.

The shooting is broken up by "action events" similar to that of a boss battle, as well as a doki doki mode ("heart pounding" in English) where the player has the option to zoom in and stare at one particular girl he fancied.[3]

The developer also added a panic button that switches the action for a retro-looking game, with authentic animations and sounds. This is referred to as a Mama kita gamen or "Mom arrived screen,".[4]

Xbox 360 downloadable contents[edit]

  • Apprentice angel Narikiri set: changes heroines' costumes to apprentice angel costumes.
  • Sengoku maid cafe Mononobu (400MSP): replaces girls' costumes with Sengoku maid cafe & bar Mononobu uniforms.
  • Underwater mode (800MSP): Girls wearing swimsuits and goggles. Characters move in slow speed.
  • Umineko no naku koro ni sisters set (400MSP): replaces girls' costumes with The Seven Sisters' costumes from When They Cry 3 game.
  • Otome ha Boku ni Koishiteru Seio Girls' Academy uniform (400MSP): replaces girls' costumes with Seio Girls' Academy uniform in Otome ha Boku ni Koishiteru Portable.
  • Private swimsuit set (800MSP): replaces heroines' costumes with swimsuits.
  • Panties Protect Patch (2011-03-18): The camera control patch adjusted the camera so that player's camera cannot be aimed lower than skirt's hemline.[5][6] It also adds 5 extra game routes for the underwater game mode, including all stages route and 4 heroine-specific routes. This patch is included for retail versions of the game sold after 2011-03-18.
  • Premium theme (240MSP): A set of 10 wallpapers including 4 heroines and angel Patako with 2 poses each.

Icon packs[edit]

  • Heroine collections (80MSP): Includes 4 heroines and angel Patako (1 per character).
  • Kaname Nonomiya set (80MSP): A set of 5 icons.
  • Akira Hibuki set (80MSP): A set of 5 icons.
  • Kaoruko Sakurazaki set (80MSP): A set of 5 icons.
  • Aoi Uno set (80MSP): A set of 5 icons.
  • Patako set (80MSP): A set of 5 icons.
  • 1-A class set (160MSP each): A set of 10 icons per character (10 characters total).
  • 1-B class set (160MSP each): A set of 10 icons per character (10 characters total).
  • 2-A class set (160MSP each): A set of 10 icons per character (10 characters total).
  • 2-B class set (160MSP each): A set of 10 icons per character (10 characters total).
  • 3-A class set (160MSP each): A set of 10 icons per character (10 characters total).
  • 3-B class set (160MSP each): A set of 10 icons per character (10 characters total).
  • Special set (160MSP each): A set of 10 icons per character (10 characters total, including staff member, 2 LoveHearts characters, SP, kidnapper).

Playstation 3 version[edit]

New features include:

  • Patako and Ekoro versions of doki doki mode.
  • Improved graphics, including depth of view
  • Total 423 panties designs
  • 2 new normal girl types for total of 68 girls
  • new background music at stage 5
  • New panic screen
  • new paranoia game mode
  • new opening movie and music (ILLUMINATION LOVE)
  • PlayStation Move support[7]
  • Score attack mode
  • Doki Doki carnival mode
  • Expanded changing room
  • Gallery mode to unlock 146 extra features (including Apprentice angel Narikiri set, Private swimsuit set, Sengoku maid cafe & bar Mononobu set, Umineko no naku koro ni sisters set, underwater goggle mode, happy button panty decor)

Playstation 3 downloadable contents[edit]

  • Pinafore set (free): replaces regular girls' costumes with Maidcafe Pinafore uniform. Obtained via a download code from Maidcafe Pinafore opening event.
  • Burunyan-man set (630/400yen): replaces girls' costumes with catgirl costumes from Soreike! Burunyan-man Portable video game (Burunyan-man uniform, Burunyan-man cat ear, tuna can).
  • Sukunyan-man set (630/400yen): Same as Burunyan-man DLC, but used for underwater mode (Sukunyan-man uniform, Sukunyan-man cat ear, opened tuna can).
  • Nurse set (750/500yen): replaces regular girls' costumes with nurse uniform (nurse suit with garter belt, nurse cap, clipboard).
  • China set (750/500yen): replaces regular girls' costumes with cheongsam (China dress, panda doll, Chinese bun in steam cage).
  • Bunny girl set (750/500yen): replaces regular girls' costumes with bunny girl suit (bunny suit, bunny ear, bunny love letter).
  • Apron set (1050/700yen): replaces regular girls' costumes with aprons (dangerous apron, whipped cream, raw cream cake).
  • Bikini set (1050/700yen): replaces regular girls' costumes with bikini swimsuits (bikini swimsuit, flower bracelet, tropical drink).
  • Gymnastics suit (2013-06-20, 400yen): replaces angel Patako and Eroko's costumes with gymnastics uniform (gymnastics bloomer).
  • School swimsuit (2013-06-20, 400yen): replaces angel Patako and Eroko's costumes with school swimsuit (school swimsuit).
  • Suspender instructor set (2013-06-27, 400yen): replaces regular girls' costumes with suspender instructor uniform (suspender instructor suit, instructor hat, secret document).
  • Devil set (2013-07-05, 400yen): replaces regular girls' costumes with devil uniform (devil's suit, devil's horn, devil's contract).
  • Costume set 01 (1980/1200yen): compilation of nurse, China, bunny girl sets.
  • Costume set 02 (1980/1200yen): compilation of apron, bikini sets.
  • Costume set 03 (2800yen): compilation of Burunyan-man, Sukunyan-man, Nurse, China, bunny girl, apron, bikini sets.

Development[edit]

Reception[edit]

Bordersdown (previously NTSC-uk) praised the fan service, graphics and boss fights, but criticised the lack of challenge, repetition and region lock.[8]

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