About the Product
- Bringing you an all-new type of Kinect game where you'll puppeteer an awesome skeleton cowboy marionette with your hands.
- Brace yourself for an action-packed production of gunplay on the vengeance trail.
- With a full suite of collectables, unlockables, abilities, rewards and more, there’s always a reason to play an encore performance!
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The Gunstringer marries Twisted Pixel's beloved storytelling, characters, and polish with fresh gameplay mechanics. Players can puppeteer a character through a variety of 3D and 2D gameplay styles, controlling every jump and dodge with one hand, while filling enemies with lead using the other. The Gunstringer provides players with new Kinect shooter experiences that have never been seen before.
- Be the puppet master with Kinect, and move the Gunstringer through his adventures as if you were actually controlling a marionette.
- The Gunstringer takes standard solo platforming and shooting mechanics and evolves them for fun competitive action.
- With a full suite of collectables, unlockables, abilities, rewards and more, there's always a reason to play an encore performance!
Top Customer Reviews
You take the title role as The Gunstringer, an undead cowboy out for revenge on his old posse that betrayed him. The thing is, you aren't exactly playing a game, but actually performing in a play in front of a live-action crowd. It sounds totally screwy and I understand anyone's qualms as to this concept being pulled off effectively. I am proudly here to say that it all has paid off, this is a thrilling game that completely wraps you into the role of operating an undead-cowboy marionette. You use your left hand as if you were holding the strings for the marionette and hold your right arm out and make a 'invisible-gun' hand shape(you don't have to make the gun shape, but why wouldn't you?). So the left hand controls walking, moving and jumping of the Gunstringer and your right arm is for shooting. You accomplish shooting by aiming at a target and recoiling your hand as if you just fired a real gun. you can even paint up to 6 targets and then pop back your hand for multi-kills. It all works effortlessly and is a joy. It just feels natural for what you are playing and my hat goes off to Twisted Pixel for making such a responsive and working control system.Read more ›
In the days of overcharging and under delivering in video games, it is a breath of fresh air to play a game that you just know is worth the money spent. Sometimes I wonder if game developers enjoy their job, especially if they make us suffer through certain misery of their games. Twisted Pixel has no such problem. It is evident from the opening credits that they love their job.
What is The Gunstringer? This is a game about a skeleton cowboy marionette, making his way through the wild west with vengeance on his mind. Remember how Shakespeare said something about the world being a stage? Well, in this game, you are literally on a stage in front of a human audience. Ever since their hilarious use of the green screen in Comic Jumper, Twisted Pixel has found clever ways to jump into their games and blur the line between fourth walls and immersion. The end result is a video game experience unlike any other.
The controls are flawless. Whether you are shooting down dynamite being thrown at you, jumping over canyons, dodging giant balls of Capt'n Crunch, or fist pounding some ugly croc bastard, you will be in total and effortless control. Controls work sitting down or standing up. I'm almost convinced they would even work hanging upside down from my ceiling.
The story is spread across several acts in several stories.Read more ›
I purchased downloadable versions of "The Gunstringer" and "Fruit Ninja Kinect" for my sons, ages 9 and 7. I had already read several reviews, so I knew going in that the game campaign is relatively short. Some reviewers describe it as a `weekend game' because all of the levels can be completed in less than 4-8 hours. There's replay value here, especially if you swap controls in the two-player mode.
While the campaign is short, it is grueling nonetheless. Controls require you to use your left hand to control the marionette's strings. Your right hand controls the Gunstringer's pistol, wave your hand over targets and recoiling back to your shoulder to fire - as many as six shots at a time. In two-player mode, the second player controls the Gunstringer's other pistol. You might not think all that waving about would get tiring, yet the game offers players the option of pulling up a few chairs if players grow tired standing.
You advance the Gunstringer through 2D and 3D environments, jumping over traps while you sight and shoot targets along the path. Timing some of the jumps is tricky since it requires you to flick your left hand higher in the air as if you were lifting the marionette into the air. That said, the controls are simple, intuitive and (most importantly) responsive.
One caveat is that the "T" rating is for bawdy humor, i.e.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this Game for kids ages 7-12 the youngest liked it the best. I wanted a shoot 'em up game without too much violence and I thought the puppeteer angle was interesting. Read morePublished 4 months ago by glb
I had high hopes for this game after reading the reviews but the gameplay fell short. It wasn't sensitive enough to movement and the story line was not interesting enough to take... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am satisfied with my purchase and am glad that I went through here. Thank you!Published 5 months ago by Wits & Chains
It's easy to play for the most part but you must make sure your Kinect is calibrated. I bought this in a bundle with Fruit Ninja for $3 somewhere else and for $1. Read morePublished 8 months ago by PCAddict
Game is seriously underrated! You play controlling a freaky cool looking marionette. The game is fun, funny, cheap and a great use for the Kinect.Published 12 months ago by Chris Duckworth