Home of the Underdogs
About News FAQs Contact HOTU GoogleGroup Music Manuals
Category Applications Action Adventure Education Interactive Fiction Puzzle Role Playing Games Simulation Special Sport Strategy War




Support the EFF
Welcome How you can help
Browse Games
Welcome Random Pick
Welcome By Company
  Welcome By Theme  
Welcome By Alphabet
Welcome By Year
Welcome Title Search
Welcome Company Search
Welcome Designer Search
Recommended
Welcome Freeware Titles
Welcome Collections
Welcome Community Group
Welcome Twitter
Welcome Facebook
Welcome File Format Guide
Welcome Help: Non PC Games
Welcome Help: Win Games
Welcome Help: DOS Games
Welcome Recommended Links
Site History Site History
Legacy Legacy
Link to Us Link to Us
Credits Thanks & Credits
Abandonware Ring

Abandoned Places

Creative Commons License


Game #5026
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Front Mission: Gun Hazard    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: Non-PC Underdogs
Action   Platformer

Rating: 8.74 (35 votes)

Front Mission: Gun Hazard box cover

Front Mission: Gun Hazard screenshot
Front Mission - Gun Hazard is a fun side-scrolling "mech" arcade/RPG platformer for the SNES console, set in Squaresoft's Front Mission universe. Although the game is not a turn-based tactical strategy game like others in the series, it retains a lot of highlights to set it apart from standard platformers. For example, the plot is interesting and evolves as you play - many levels begin with a lengthy cut-scene, and many fights (especially with "boss" characters) begin with a dialogue between mech pilots. Released only in Japanese, the game has been fully translated by AGTP, a fan translation group. Their impression of the game says it well:

"I thought I'd provide a review for those (much like myself) who finished Front Mission 3 and decided to look into the series more. Front Mission Gun Hazard is a great game. It's fun to play, and challenging too. It sports nearly a full hundred battle maps, ally units to take into battle, RPG-style experience and levels, and lots of equipment with which to customize your wanzer, although not nearly so much as in a mainstream Front Mission. This, in my view, is a plus -- the ridiculous customizability of your wanzers in the normal FM series has you constantly going back to stores to see if anything new pops up, and when it does, you spend half an hour outfitting your machines with the stuff. It often seemed that you spent more time in intermissions than you did actually playing the game, and Gun Hazard solves that problem nicely."

As AGTP says, Gun Hazard plays faster than the usual FM game, but is no less fun. I also like the fact that every enemy mech in the game displays an HP count on screen, so you always know how much damage you are dealing. The wide range of customization options mean you can replay the game multiple times (although if you manage to max out all the stats, your incentive may be minimal ;)). It is also quite challenging as a platform game, especially in the second half of the game when you have to deal with dozens of enemies at once. Highly recommended to action fans who want a bit more complexity than the usual sidescroller. Two thumbs up, way up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Unknown
Developer: Squaresoft
Publisher: Squaresoft
Year: 1996
Software Copyright: Squaresoft
Theme: Anime, Science Fiction
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: Super Nintendo
Where to get it:
Related Links: http://agtp.romhack.net/fmgh.html">Translation patch site
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Front Mission, Ant Man, Iron Blood

© 1998 - 2018 Home of the Underdogs
Portions are copyrighted by their respective owners. All rights reserved. Please read our privacy policy.