Gunbird Special Edition

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Gunbird 1 & 2
Gunbird Special Edition
Gunbird SE.png
European cover art
Platform(s)PlayStation 2
ReleasePlayStation 2
  • JP: 19 February 2004
  • EU: 18 March 2005
  • UK: 30 March 2005
Genre(s)Scrolling shooter
Mode(s)Up to 2 players simultaneously

Gunbird Special Edition (Gunbird 1 & 2 in Japan) is a compilation scrolling shooter video game for the PlayStation 2 that includes the arcade versions of Gunbird and Gunbird 2. It was developed by Psikyo and published by Atlus in Japan in 2004 and by Xplosiv in Europe in 2005. New features include eight difficulty settings, an adjustable view option (letter boxed and vertical, full screen and horizontal), and the Practice Mode.[1][2]


Gunbird Special Edition received generally moderately positive reviews. Retro Gamer awarded it seven stars of ten: "If you’re after a good-looking old-skool blaster, and have superhuman skills, then you'll want to show your mates exactly what you can do with this."[3] NowGamer gave it a score of 7.7/10: "Neither game is short of bullets or personality – you just have to be prepared to look past the dated visuals."[4], however, was much more critical of the game; they scored it only 9/20 and recommended buying Gradius V instead.[5]


  1. ^ "Gunbird 1 & 2 - PlayStation 2 - GameSpy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-14. Retrieved 2016-07-25.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Gantayat, Anoop (2004-02-24). "Gunbird 1 & 2 Import Playtest". Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  3. ^ Retro Gamer (March 2005 issue).
  4. ^ "Gunbird Special Edition". 2005-03-18. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  5. ^ "Test du jeu Gunbird Special Edition sur PS2". 2005-06-06. Retrieved 2016-07-25.

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