A ROM cartridge
for FAMICOM / NES, released by TONKIN HOUSE in 1990, one more
time it's a vertical scrolling shooting game.
we can see something unusual ; the scenario in american version
tells us about a solar system in a paralell universe on which
people usually create synthetic objects and even worlds. But one
day, the machinery went mad, and from that day every things got
corrupted and became a threat for humans (beware of genetically
modified corps!), I said every things, to rabbits which became
robot killer rabbits to carots changed into homing missiles, everything
Against this terrible menace, only one man can save the world,
the commander Gun-Nac, pilot and son of the legendary Xan (Xan-Nac
? sound like something I know well, I'm not lying, everything
is written in the manual), Xan must have saved the universe too
in his youth.
have understood that the plot is not serious at all, it's a good
reason to make a parody of ZANAC and ALESTE series, crazy enemy
"ships" take place of the usual ones as in PARODIUS
(I personally like the bank stage in GUNNAC, rha all this money
coming violently to me...).
We found things we know before, as the last stage which reminds
me of the last stage of ALESTE 2 on MSX, there is a lot of references
(some musics, or when the power up are delivered, who do that?
Not a mechanical ship but a strange thing which look familiar
with its strange blue and circle face. And so many more...).
Some news on the other hand in the weapon system, with bombs which
upgrade if you remain loyal to the same bomb type, in this game
it will be helpful.
think GUNNAC is for kids with this particular aspect, it's truly
COMPILE made and I promise you that last stage won't be funny,
even in normal mode, I can say that, I wasn't laughing doing it
as I was, kicking PARODIUS last boss. The game have several difficulty
levels in option mode, another option which make enemies shoot
one last time when they die, one particular option is also here
to give prority to number of sprites or speed scrolling. This
semi sequel of ZANAC is really a splendid example of programming,
a full speed scrolling, a lot of speedy sprites, beautiful graphics
for this old NES, I personally think it's the most beautiful shooting
game on the FAMICOM, a proof that the company of PUYO PUYO can
use to the maximum the capacities of game consoles, FAMICOM /
NES still amazing after all the years, thanks to COMPILE.