Prehistoric Light Gun Game Stomping On WiiWare This Week

By Spencer . December 8, 2008 . 6:57am

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Here’s one game we won’t be seeing on WiiWare this week, Shootanto: Kakohen (loosely: Shootanto: Chapters of History). Japan is getting Shootanto tomorrow and it looks interesting, in a campy D3 Simple series kind of way. At its core Shootanto is basically a WiiWare light gun game where you throw rocks at dinosaurs, lizardmen, and other cliches of the prehistoric era. The twist is within the game’s six stages your character evolves from a monkey to a caveman with fur undergarments.




Grand Prix, the developer, hints that your character can evolve to some kind of super archer and modern day soldier too. In the past games like Shootanto could be shuttled into stores as budget 2,000 yen games, but thanks to digital distribution Shootanto is only 600 Wii Points ($6). At that price Shootanto might be worth checking out just for the laughs and a reason to dust off the Wii Zapper.


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  • jeffx

    that looks sweet. would buy.

  • Awesome, will be buying this tomorrow ^_^

  • jarrod

    Makes me want a conversion of Sega’s Primevil Hunt. Speaking of Sega conversions, where is Virtua Cop 3 Wii already? I thought Ghost Squad sold exceptionally?

  • Daizyujin


    It would be rather interesting to see them implement the ability to play Primevil Hunt with the remote and DS as a touch screen just like in the arcade. Granted the game would need to be downsized as there is no way it could be done 1:1 on the Wii but still, would be interesting. As for Virtua Cop 3, I have pretty much given up on a port of that or HOD4 ever being made.

  • Andrew

    Bring this to America!!!

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