Prehistoric WiiWare Shooter Steps Into The Future

By Spencer . January 30, 2009 . 10:30am


Ah, Shootanto, the campy WiiWare game that had players shoot dinosaurs as an evolving monkey is getting a sequel. However, Grand Prix threw out all of the cheesy elements that made Shootanto memorable. Instead of blasting lizardmen in the middle ages or T-rexes in Prehistory you’re thrown into World War II fighting generic looking soldiers.




Shootanto: Miraihen (Shootanto: Future Chapter) is likely to be forgotten unless there is a secret stage where the main character morphs into a robot and shoots robotic lizards. Conversely, this game in the Shootanto series (I still can’t believe this is a series) has a better chance of being localized since it’s setting has been used so much. If you have a Japanese Wii handy you can pick up Shootanto: Miraihen for 600 Wii Points ($6) sometime between February and March.


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Images courtesy of Grand Prix.

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  • ECM

    The fourth shot has a soldier standing on the wing of a plane as it flies through the air, shooting at what looks like a dragon with guns mounted on its wings–that’s not campy enough for you?!

    • lostinblue

      He’s Icarus and he’s surfing, hah, and people thought surfing on the ocean was radical.

  • Mazen

    I kinda agree with Spencer I bought the first one I may not buy this, unless I hear some realy glaring feedback, also the first one had good music so thats a plus for the sequel.

    • Hey Mazen, I completely agree with you on this, I would also like to go through the feedback first, if I find it tempting then will surely go for it.

  • daizyujin

    The original is a piece of crap. There I said it. Honestly, that monkey is so damn slow it isn’t funny.

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