Review: Arcade Hits Pack: Gunblade NY & L.A. Machineguns (Wii)
20 February 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.
Excerpt: Light gun games are perfectly suited to the Wii, but it’s hard to understand why Sega chose to pair up Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns and slap them onto one disk. Neither game is particularly well remembered and the part of their novelty in the arcade was that they had a huge vibrating gun fixed...
Excerpt: Sega is without a doubt the masters of arcade based shooters. While arcades might have reached extinction here in the US, the trickle of shooters they still make (such as Rambo) are still as engaging as ever. This has not been more apparent as it was in the late 90s.
Summary: 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.
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.
Excerpt: The old arcade scene was rife with rivalries, and the one between Sega and Namco was among the most heated. While fans argued endlessly about the pro and cons of Virtua Fighter and Tekken, another battle, but no less intense, raged on the sidelines.