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Thread Author: Jak
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Best Run 'N Gun games...
Jak
Minus the Metal Slug and Contra series.

Some of my picks:

Earthworm Jim 1 & 2 (2 being more of a puzzle/Run 'N Gun)

Alien Soldier

Gunstar Heroes

Guerilla War

Smash TV/Total Carnage

Mostly atypical choices, but not mcuh else sticks out.
 
candycab
A few I have always liked are

Robotron

Smash TV / Total Carnage

Ikari Warriors

Heavy Barrel

Top Gunner

Alien Syndrome

Mercs


I spent most of the eighties, most of my life, riding around in somebody else's car, in possession of, or ingested of, something illegal, on my way from something illegal to something illegal with many illegal things happening all around me.

James Newell Osterberg, Jr


"Last screw is hidden under a warranty-voiding sticker. Darn, cant return this thing to the store - guess Ill just have to make a laptop out of it!"

Ben Heck on PS3 Slim
 
boogiepop
Robotron. The grand daddy of them all.
If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.
 
Midian
I'm not really into run and gun games, except for Metal Slug, and I wanna try out Contra one day.

But the Earthworm Jim games are just awesome, even though I wouldn't really call them run and gun.
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phry
Does Shock Troopers count?

Pretty much all of the greats are on those lists, especially Contra, Gunstar Heroes and the obvious choice of Metal Slug. There's also the early PsOne title Gunner's Heaven/Rapid Reload but I've not played it in about a decade and can't remamber if it's still any good.

oh, I nearly forgot Turrican. That game was the bomb on the c64!
 
Shiny
Oh yes! Shock Troopers! Still for my money the best Neo shooter there is. Ninja My Turrican was slightly less snazzy than yours phry, I was a Speccy child.

And let's not forget Time Soldiers, I loved that game as a kid. I also have a soft spot for Midnight Resistance, just for the twizzley-shoot-in-any-direction-I-like joystick.
 
AES_Collector
Alien Soldier is totally amazing. One of my fave games ever.

I also love Contra: Hard Corps, but not the other Contra games.
 
John Crawley
Contra
Ikari Warriors
Commando
Guerrilla War
Mercs
Time Soldiers


Can't think of any others ATM.
 
Goemon
Shock Troopers and Alien Soldier.
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Raiken
I actually like Contra Shattered Soldier a lot. I still haven't ordered a copy of 4 yet myself.
Edited by Raiken on 01. December 2007 04:20
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sotenga
Erm... all of them? Grin

Seriously, I agree with every thing I've mentioned so far, and I'd also like to add Gun.Smoke. The NES version is quite good, but CHRIST, THE ARCADE VERSION IS MURDER. Still fun, though.
"Well, that's that! The exit's that way!"

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fumanchu
gunstar heroes
super contra-arcade(extremely underreated)
contra 3-snes
commando
sin and punishment-n64
the contra series of games are probably my favourite of this genre. LOL
 
Midian
Sin of Punishment indeed looks very good, my friend downloaded it for VC! I'm definitely pickin' that one up when I get a Wii.
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sotenga
Midian wrote:
Sin of Punishment indeed looks very good, my friend downloaded it for VC! I'm definitely pickin' that one up when I get a Wii.


Do it! BEST IMPORT N64 TITLE EVER. Not only that, but the fact that it's an import shows your support for getting everyone to release their other never-before-seen-outside-of-Japan titles! Grin
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aroboto
For me.....

Gunforce 2
Rapid Reload (beats the heck out of Gunstar Heroes, IMO)
Code Name: Viper
Contra: The Alien Wars
Contra: Hard Corps
Metal Slug 6
Current avatar: Saki from Quiz Nanairo Dreams
 
SSJ_Sonikku
Other than the Metal Slug series, I also like the Run-n-Gun style Mega Man games. Especially the original and X series. I also like Sin & Punishment. Damn that game is good. Trying to master the game right now.
 
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