Fistful of Gun

Genre(s): Casual/Arcade

3rd Party Rating: None found.

Price: Free

Link(s): http://www.farmergnome.com/2012/12/a-fistful-of-gun-playable-builds.html

Description:
Fistful of Gun is a FREE (Alpha Build currently) frantic arcade approach to gun-toting Wild West action. It’s a top-down shooter with a stark pixellated art style that supports up to three players in a co-op battle arena. The co-op is entirely off-line, so each of the three characters controls can be mapped separately.

There are three characters to choose from, each of which play differently. Perhaps the most unique thing about Fistful of Gun is that each character requires a different control method. Noah, the shotgunner, uses the keyboard; Abel and his pistol need an Xbox 360 controller; and the long-ranged Zeke is controlled solely with the mouse. This was done so that three people didn’t have to crowd around the keyboard and fight for who gets the best control scheme.

Each character has his own pros and cons, my favorite of which is probably Noah. He comes with a dodge ability by double tapping a direction, which can lead to some crazy moves. Since you can only shoot the way in which you are facing, you’ll have to move towards the enemy in order to shoot them, even if it is a slight movement. The benefit of course is his huge spread shot from his shotgun.

Abel can shoot in any direction with his pistol since shooting is done with the right stick of the controller while moving is mapped to the left stick. He can fire the quickest, but his accuracy is entirely dependent on how good you are at tapping that right stick in the exact position you need. Trust me, it ain’t easy.

Zeke beings each round cloaked and has the longest range of the bunch. He will re-cloak if you don’t do anything for a bit, allowing him to sneak around a bit before lining up a perfect shot. He can’t move and shoot at the same time, making it tough to avoid incoming shots at times.

Each character offers a unique way to approach the levels and it is great learning to play each of them or just playing some good ole co-op.

The game is about getting high scores, accomplished by killing some dudes. Over time you’ll accrue a higher multiplier which, as you can guess, multiplies your score and helps you claim your spot on the leaderboard.

Publisher: Farmergnoome

Developer: Paul Greasley

Release Date: January 28, 2012

Players: Single Player & Co-op multiplayer (up to 3 players)

ERSB: N/A

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