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  • Summary: With its reliance on BAC, humanity had forgotten how to operate even basic transportation, let alone weapons.

    After the attacks from BAC and the subsequent social chaos, the human population was reduced by half. However, there was a group within Lerman Matsunaga that foresaw
    With its reliance on BAC, humanity had forgotten how to operate even basic transportation, let alone weapons.

    After the attacks from BAC and the subsequent social chaos,

    the human population was reduced by half.

    However, there was a group within Lerman Matsunaga that foresaw the dangers

    of a dependence on Buster Engines and the BAC that controlled them.

    This group led the third stage of energy development, an anti-BAC weapon

    developed in secret that would render Busterium inert, called the Rolling Gun.
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  1. Jun 20, 2019
    90
    Directed by ex-Cave dev Daisuke Koizumi, who worked on Deathsmiles 2 and Dondonpachi, amongst other great entries in the genre, Rolling Gunner has pedigree, and it shows; this is one of the most addictive, accessible and downright fun shmups currently available on Nintendo’s system. It plays beautifully, looks amazing and is overall one of the most engaging side-scrolling shmups released in recent memory. Kudos to Mebius for creating an entry in the genre that does so much to welcome newcomers into the fold whilst at the same time offering a blisteringly difficult challenge with plenty of hidden depth to hardened warriors looking for their next shooter addiction.
  2. Jul 22, 2019
    88
    Challenging as well as mesmerizing arcade action merging classic bullet hell with interesting fresh ideas.
  3. Jul 3, 2019
    80
    Rolling Gunner features classic arcade shoot 'em up gameplay that's as tight and challenging as its visuals are flashy.
  4. Jun 23, 2020
    80
    Don’t let its somewhat drab exterior fool you, Rolling Gunner is worth a look for genre professionals and up-and-comers alike. Its the kind of game that, despite only being six stages long, I can see myself returning to for a long time coming.
  5. Sep 3, 2019
    80
    Though there’s a surprisingly large field of competitors on the platform, Rolling Gunner ends up as the best scrolling shooter available on the Switch. While it clearly embraces the traditions of its arcade-oriented predecessors, Koizumi’s work serves as both as a solid introduction to the genre as well as a satisfying deep-dive for veterans.
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Feb 2, 2021
    10
    The game is the perfect modern shmup and It was the main reason I bought a Switch but unfortunately it runs awfully on the system. The frameThe game is the perfect modern shmup and It was the main reason I bought a Switch but unfortunately it runs awfully on the system. The frame rate drops and a lot of distracting slow down occurs during busy moments as a result. I hope it gets a release for other more powerful home consoles in the future. Expand
  2. Jan 8, 2022
    8
    Very enjoyable accessible game with tutorials at the start of runs for beginners. The graphics look nice.

    The DLC is a bit overpriced in the
    Very enjoyable accessible game with tutorials at the start of runs for beginners. The graphics look nice.

    The DLC is a bit overpriced in the UK compared to everywhere else though and probably not worth it.There are no new levels or backgrounds just different modes and rules.
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