Gun.Smoke (NES)

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Gun.Smoke
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Platform: NES
Year: 1988
Developer: Capcom Co., Ltd.
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Gun.Smoke follows the Capcom theme of the 1980s. It's really cool looking, but it's insanely difficult. Most people can make it through the first couple of stages without too much trouble. Comanche Village is tough, but doable. However, when you hit Death Mountain, all bets are off. The main problem comes from the gunslingers who always appear behind you and are very difficult to avoid. Only with extremely fast reflexes and an encyclopedic knowledge of the later maps will you ever beat the game.

Difficulty aside, the game is a lot of fun. You are a gun man who is trying to save the people of Hicksville from the evil gang of crooks, the Wingates. The game is a scrolling shoot 'em up, and as you kill off your opponents you receive money to buy better weapons, more ammo, and various other useful items. Each stage ends with a boss, and when you kill them you'll receive bonus reward money.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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The first level, the town of Hicksville.

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Look at my horse, my horse is amazing!

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Save our town... and our economy!

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The required Wanted List that unlocks the boss.

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Bandit Bill.

Music

Gun.Smoke's music is very professional. The sound is fitting to the Western theme (as fitting as chiptunes can get, anyway), and the quality is above average, like most Capcom games. The soundtrack is also pretty grandiose, with each stage having its own sound, and even each boss having their own theme.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 0:48
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02 Town of Hicksville Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 1:11
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03 Bandit Bill Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 0:55
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04 The Boulders Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 1:01
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05 Cutter Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 0:48
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06 Comanche Village Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 1:01
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07 Devil Hawk Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 1:43
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08 Death Mountain Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 1:01
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09 Ninja Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 0:46
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10 Cheyenne River Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 1:07
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11 Fatman Joe Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 1:11
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12 Fort Wingate Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 1:26
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13 Wingate Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 1:28
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14 Store Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 0:26
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15 Weapon Select Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 0:35
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16 Game Over Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 0:07
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17 Stage Clear Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 0:12
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18 Ending Junko TamiyaJunko Tamiya 1:06
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Credits

(Source: NES, FDS)

Junko Tamiya has personally acknowledged that she is the person behind the alias Swimmer Tamichan.

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Capcom: Game Music

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1986-08-25

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Releases

  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: ガンスモーク (Gun Smoke)
Platform: Famicom Disk System
Released: 1988-01-27
Publisher: Capcom Co., Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Gun.Smoke
Platform: NES
Released: 1988-02-??
Publisher: Capcom Co., Ltd.
  Canada.svg   Canada
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Title: Gun.Smoke
Platform: NES
Released: 1988-??-??
Publisher: Capcom Co., Ltd.
  Italy.svg   Italy
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Title: Gun.Smoke
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-02-23
Publisher: Capcom Co., Ltd.

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