About The Game
Gunman Clive returns in an all-new adventure. Now in colour!
After rescuing Ms Johnson, Gunman Clive returns to again find the town under attack by bandits. To stop them once and for all, he must chase after their leader, an adventure that takes him all the way around the world, facing bigger and deadlier enemies than ever before.
Gunman Clive 2 retains the same classic gameplay formula, but dials the action up a notch further, with improved and more colourful graphics, more dynamic levels and richer, more diverse environments, bigger bosses and tons of new enemies.
I've never played the original gunman Clive on 3ds.
Though I have beaten the first game as part of the Wii U HD collection.
This squeal takes the original game and as it's core concept but adds enough extras to make it an overall improvement in most areas.
The game features 25 levels of varying but largely moderate challenge.
Every stage can be beaten in a matter of minutes but don't let it put you off too much each is well laid out and offers a number of sections that will require some thought or skill to prevent the majority of players blitzing every level at the first attempt.
It becomes apparent very early on some ducks must be harmed in the laying of this game!
The game features 3 difficulty settings and 4 characters each with their own ability (the 4th must be unlocked by beating the game once)
Also included are many throw backs to Nintendo's of the past.
Including Mario, Donkey Kong and the flying section felt a little like star fox to me too.
The game also features a very good variety of levels to play on from standard platform affairs to animal riding, flying, horse riding, scram kitty style physics jumping, sunset riders cowboy shooting, dinosaur shooting and some rather large bosses to battle.
A T-Rex scene you won't see in Jurassic Park.
In more throwbacks to the past you can also earn random power ups from defeated enemies including spray bullets and a more powerful shot (handy for bosses)
Getting hit once means you'll lose your power up (if you have one) and getting hit when you don't have one means death.
Death thankfully for me (undoubtedly frustrating for others) will see you starting at the beginning of a level.
Too many modern games are in my humble opinion ruined by frequent uses of check points or limited consequences for taking damage or getting hurt.
The Indian isn't my favourite character to use boss my boss battles seem to take a drastic turn for the worse!
Bargain price vs content
Levels are more than varied enough to keep it fresh all the way through.
Excellent for speed runners.
A fair but decent challenge throughout.
You can play the game as a Duck!
Playing as a Duck will give players an extra difficulty to overcome.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Levels are a little too short as is the overall game.
There have been a couple of reports about the game freezing (But it has never happened in my 5+ hours with the game)
The Wii U Version contains both games in one package and in HD so this is only really for non Wii U owners or those that want to play on the go.
My first time ever playing the game I beat it in just over 3 hours on Normal difficulty, despite having dies 235 times.
But I still wanted to beat it with all 4 characters and on hard difficulty so for me it has a fair few hours of replay value.
This game from is an improvement on the original in every way (more colour, longer game, more bosses ect)
I can only presume anyone who liked gun man Clive should love this entry and anyone who hasn't played the original if this sounds and looks like your kind of thing it should be a must buy!
The only disappointment I had with the game was that it ended a little too quickly but with 4 characters to beat the game with and a harder difficulty setting to achieve as well as trying to clear levels with the undamaged award and improve upon my times gunman Clive 2 is a game I intend to come back to time and again!
One of my top 25 3ds eShop games I've played but as I've mentioned above more than once unless you don't have a Wii U or you value portability more than home play the Wii U HD collection featuring both games is the best option.
A review copy of the game was provided by Berti Hörberg and reviewed in accordance with the review policy.