Gunstar Heroes Brings Treasure To iPhone

By Spencer . November 22, 2010 . 3:02pm

imageRed, Blue, and Bluetooth. That’s one way to sum up the iPhone version of Gunstar Heroes. The run-n-gun classic developed by Treasure uses Bluetooth for multiplayer and a virtual gamepad for control.


The game costs $2.99, way less than the first portable version of Gunstar Heroes. Sega released a version of Gunstar Heroes for Game Gear in Japan, which is also in one of my favorite PlayStation 2 collections, the Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box.

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  • maxchain

    The Game Gear game was genuinely impressive! I’m still pretty upset that that hasn’t officially graced this side of the Pacific.

  • NetscapePizza

    It’s awesome that companies like Cave and Treasure can make quick money off the iPhone… but really I’d rather have them making games on proper handhelds with controls.

    Hopefully 3DS and PSP2 will have App Store models that allow niche companies to deliver games like they have on the iPhone (only without the awful tacky crap that makes up the other 95% of the store).

    • As accessible and cheap games are on the iPhone/iPod, the controls, meaning the thumbs on screen control scheme is terrible, obscuring the screen you miss a lot of action and for me can’t take in the beauty of game’s graphic. Imagine if Andre the Giant had a iPhone, his 1 thumb alone would cover up half the screen, maybe even more.

      BTW: Gunstar Heroes is one of the greatest 16-bit games of all time!

  • DeisticBrace

    I just love repurchasing classic games with mangled control schemes!

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