As a massive fan of twin-stick shooters in their many forms on the Switch, or anywhere else, any new entrant into the arena is always met with some excitement. With a certain sense of visual flair, Wildcat Gun Machine definitely has some appeal when you look at its art or even at gameplay in screen shots. In action? Well, maybe not as much. Granted, perhaps my bar for intensity and excitement in the genre is a bit on the high side but honestly there are so many solid ones out there on the eShop I’ve sort of come to take that for granted. Wildcat Gun Machine simply operates on its own gear, at its own pace, and for me that left me antsy as I was playing it for more. Yes, even with the slower pacing it can get to be challenging, especially since you’ll get to the point where you’re needing to evade shots from a number of directions at once, but while that may suit people who aren’t as accomplished in the genre I would imagine most die hards will find it on the dull side. Throw in the fact that at times the isometric 3D view can work against it, with characters or action being obscured in certain spots, and there’s a certain lack of spit polish even to what’s otherwise a stylish presentation. If you’re newer to shooters or normally find them a bit overwhelming this may be worth a look though.
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