By Spencer . September 14, 2010 . 12:13am
When angel-in-training Patako hits Tenzou with a love arrow girls rush him with affection attacks. You’d think this would be the best day of Tenzou’s life, but once the arrow wears off in a day he’ll be unable to find true love. Determined to correct her mistake, Patako protects Tenzou from flocks of females by firing pheromones to keep them at bay until Tenzou can find his true love.
That’s the premise for Galgun, a rail shooter made by visual novel developer Alchemist.
Galgun has girls run towards the screen and pop out of corners. You zap them as if you were playing a light gun game, without the light gun. Galgun has a story and cutscenes change depending on how well you shield Tenzou from love confessions. Galgun also has event scenes where you free a caged girl hanging from a helicopter and bosses like this green thing.
There are over sixty different girls to blast in Galgun. Under certain conditions you’ll enter Doki Doki mode (note: doki doki is onomatopoeia for a racing heartbeat) where you can rotate the girls in 3D space to target their weak points.
The four heroines for Tenzou to fall in love with are:
Kaname Nonomiya (blue hair) a childhood friend of Tenzou from Shizuoka. She plays the flute and basketball.
Akira Hibuki (red hair) who’s big on justice and from Kagoshima. Her hobbies are writing songs, illustrating, and games.
Kaoruko Sakurazaki (blonde hair) a self-confident, somewhat selfish girl from Tokyo. She’s into eating out and hand towel collecting.
Aoi Uno (orange hair w/ guitar) dreams of being a rock star. She’s from Aomori and likes cooking and karaoke.
Pantako is the angel in the top right.
Galgun is the new project Alchemist has been teasing. It’s in development for Xbox 360 with downloadable content in the pipeline too.