Mighty Gunvolt Burst Review + Gameplay
Inti Creates released Mighty Gunvolt Burst for the Nintendo Switch today and it is everything Mighty No. 9 should have been. Come watch the tutorial stage and read my review to what might be this year’s surprise hit. It’s also out for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems so make sure to purchase it there if you don’t own a Switch.
Rated E for Everyone
Release Date: June 15th, 2017
Inti Creates manages to knock another classic style action-platforming game out of the park on the Nintendo Switch. First they pleased gamers with the exceptional reboot of Blaster Master Zero and now they have released Mighty Gunvolt Burst. Mighty Gunvolt Burst handles perfectly and it allows you to play the game as you wish through the inclusion of both titular heroes and a customizable gun. Do you want faster bigger shots over slower smaller shots? Well you can change that and many other options at any time. Speaking of customization, there is an option to turn on the HD rumble to help you find secrets within each stage which works perfectly. I felt the rumble on my lower left hand and I shot the wall towards the direction of the rumble and found a secret upgrade. Another game mechanic is the inclusion of bursts. If you destroy an enemy right beside you, you will absorb their burst giving you a counter. The more bursts you combo the higher the score you will receive at the end of the stage. I can safely guarantee that this game is made for those who love getting high scores and speed running.
The game’s aesthetics harken back to the glorious 8-bit days and every track of the game, which will get stuck in your head, can handle its own against Capcom’s best. This feels just as good as Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3 on the NES if not tighter due to the lack of slippery controls that the Blue Bomber suffered from. This gives me hope that a future Mighty No. 9 game can actually be good when directed by the right person. Check out the video above and make sure this is for you . Chances are if you enjoy classic Mega Man, you’ll be in for a treat and if you don’t, it’s still a solid game for the Nintendo Switch.
*This game is REALLY hard if you’re not used to Mega Man style games. You’ve been warned.*