Sporting stylized graphics and an infectious soundtrack, GunRun delivers the goods with flair in classic arcade action style. This beautiful 2D side-scrolling shooter was created in Flash by Felix Reidl of Germany.
The object of the game is to rack-up points by jumping and running to catch money ($) while shooting everything that comes at you. There is no break in the action, you play until you lose all your hearts and die.
Use the mouse for aiming and the mouse button for shooting. Movement in this side-scroller is constantly advancing to the right, there is no turning back. However, the [A] and [D] keys can be used to slow down and speed up, respectively. Press the space bar, or [W] key, to jump. Press it again to double-jump.
In addition to money, you will find power-ups floating in the sky as you advance. All provide some protection from the never-ending waves of enemies that approach: items to increase your health, upgrade your gun, kill all enemies on-screen, and even grant temporary invincibility or rage.
As you advance across the randomly generated terrain, so does the bar at the bottom of the screen. When it fills completely, you advance to the next level. Although there is no break between levels, new and more difficult enemies will begin to appear as you progress.
Analysis: The game looks amazing with its stylized silhouette illustrations and enemy design that is consistent and nicely detailed. Felix has done an exceptional job of creating an addictive Flash shooter with compelling art work to match. The high-energy soundtrack is a perfect fit for the non-stop, fast-paced, arcade action of the game. Very well done.
The only complaints I have are relatively minor in scale: There is very little indication when hit by an enemy, as the main character merely blinks a couple of times. Also, I had to re-enter my name each time I wanted to submit a score to the high score list. The game should save the last name entered, at least for the duration of the browser session.
Addictive gameplay. Impressive art work. Energizing soundtrack. Click.
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