Gunstar Heroes is by far won of the best side scrolling shooters made. The graphics are bright and colorful, the controls are tight and precise, and the animations are smooth and fast. This game pushes the limits of what the Genesis can do yet the system never seems to slow down.
The weapon system is very intuitive and was unique for the time. There are four weapons and each player can only carry two at a time. You can cucle through you weapons or use combine them anytime by pressing the "A" button. Using a combination weapon give your attack the features of both weapons that it consists of, plus a damage boost. Combining two of the same weapon allows the player to use a super powered version of it. All of the combination weapons are very overpowered, but that's why the came comes with an "Expert" difficulty setting.
Gunstar Heroes is a very fun and fast paced game that is even better with a second player.
Reviewed by: Aarpn from michigan on 6/3/2015