Review: Arcade Hits Pack: Gunblade NY & L.A. Machineguns (Wii)
21 January 2011
Summary: Arcade Hits Pack: Gunblade NY & L.A. Machineguns is very obviously a direct port of the two titular arcade games of old. While this comes with the simple pick-up-and-play controls and the two-player action, it comes with no extras of any real note. There’s a leaderboard that can display the scores of local players and those across the ‘Net, but that’s it.
Gunblade NY & LA Machine Guns Arcade Hits Pack (Wii) Review
13 October 2010
Summary: Gunblade NY and LA Machine Guns Arcade Hits Pack is exactly what you'd expect. It is two quick ports of two arcade light gun games. While each of these games is still a lot of fun, particularly LA Machine Guns, nothing is added to this package. Your initial playthrough shouldn't last more than an hour. While light gun games tend to have great replay value, this is a slim package.
Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack (Wii) Review
26 September 2010
Excerpt: The arcade scene has pretty much diminished since it reached its peak back in the 90s, and it’s a shame to see such things happen. That being said, a lot of people have seen the Wii as a pretty fitting conduit to bring fully functional ports of light gun shooters such as Time Crisis and The House of the Dead to the Nintendo Wii.
Conclusion: If you're looking for two super short light gun games that require no skill, then boy do I have the Wii compilation for you. Gunblade NY & L.A. Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack manages to package these two games together, but it doesn't do much more than that. Even at $30, that's still too much to pay for two forgettable arcade shooters!
Summary: At the asking price, Gunblade NY/LA Machineguns is a steal. While Gunblade is showing its age a little now, LA Machineguns is still an excellent shooter with an interesting combo system that should bring players back to hone their skills. The widescreen isn't perfect but the extra modes, online rankings and progression system certainly boost the package. It's as near as you'll get to replicating the arcade feeling without shelling out a few thousand notes.
Excerpt: Unless you were an arcade junkie back in the nineties, the names Gunblade NY: Special Air Assault Force and LA Machineguns: Rage of the Machines won’t ring a bell. They weren’t the most popular arcade intellectual properties out there either but some of us found ourselves spending a few random quarters in between House of the Dead and Mortal Kombat rounds. I mean, you couldn’t leave the arcade with quarters in your pockets, right?!