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Release Date: October 4th, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack

Overview -

'Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack' brings both 'Azure Striker Gunvolt' games onto one 3DS cartridge. Developed by 'Mega Man Zero' studio Inti Creates, the platform shooters are reminiscent of the Blue Bomber's adventures while also building upon that familiar formula. The original 'Azure Striker Gunvolt' released in 2014, while its sequel went worldwide on September 29, 2016.

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Release Date:
October 4th, 2016

Video Review


One of 'Gunvolt's strongest areas is its visual design. Stages are highly detailed with fantastic spritework, and if there's one plus side to the gimmick stages its that each level looks considerably different from one another. Graphically, the two games are pretty much identical (even sharing a lot of UI elements), but this isn't a bad thing as it feels like a seamless transition going from one game to the next.

Audio Review


Both 'Azure Striker Gunvolt' titles feature a fantastic soundtrack composed by Ippo Yamada, who has done several 'Mega Man' soundtracks including '9' and '10.' This is some of his best work yet, as every track is energetic, and matched the game's intensity level. The OST is complemented by great sound effects, as Gunvolt's electric field shocks enemies. It all makes for a great experience, one I would recommend playing with headphones on.

Final Thoughts

'Azure Striker Gunvolt' and 'Azure Striker Gunvolt 2' feel like the next evolution of the 'Mega Man' series. While it definitely has room to grow, the 'Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack' contains two games that aren't afraid to take chances. It's a refreshing take on a structure that was showing its age in 1993. If you're looking to get the taste of 'Mighty No. 9' out of your mouth, be sure to pick this up.