This Arcade Game Makes You Feel Like A Dual-Wielding Badass

Gunslinger Stratos is a 4v4 third-person shooter for Japanese arcades made by Square Enix. But it's not just your average TPS team deathmatch arcade. It's also a lightgun game — a dual-wielding lightgun game at that.

But the gimmick goes so far beyond simple dual wielding. To switch between your weapons — which range from pistols to gravity guns — you have to combine the two pistol controllers in your hands into different configurations. And with the ability to fly around and destroy some of Tokyo's most famous locations in the crossfire, it really is a hectic and amazingly fun experience.

Wonder how exactly it works? Well check out the video above where, on location in a Japanese arcade, I explain what's going on and then show you how it plays. (Sorry in advance for the background noise — it's an arcade after all).

Gunslinger Stratos was released in Japanese arcades on July 11, 2012. There is no word on an international release.

Gunslinger Stratos Offical Website [Japanese]


    How I miss the glory days of the arcades - the lackluster games available in today's flaccid offerings just plain suck - how many tekken machines and ticket claw machines does a arcade really need? When I was a lad arcades were the testbeds if the future not money traps designed to seperate 8 year olds from their pocket money in exchange for worthless geegaws

      Amen to that. My friends keep insisting on going to the arcade after doing something or other in the city, but there's nothing worth playing there at all. Unless you want to play one of a billion tekken/SF machines or random car race #278634.

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