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Mighty Gunvolt (マイティガンヴォルト Maiti Ganvoruto in Japan), also known as Gal*Gunvolt on Playstation consoles, is a platform video game developed by Inti Creates. The game is a spin-off of Inti Creates' Azure Striker Gunvolt, additionally featuring characters from Gal*'Gun and Mighty No. 9. It is the first game in the Mighty Gunvolt series, and was followed by a sequel, Mighty Gunvolt Burst.

A soundtrack was released in 2015.

Gameplay

The game follows the classic 8 Bit games similar to the first 6 Megaman games.

Using a simple engine, a platform game that you need to shoot your way through all the Stages (you can download new Stages after you complete the game). Each character has their own ability: Gunvolt can perform double jumps and use a chargeable lightning attack (similar to the first Azure Striker game). Ekoro can float while in mid-air without issues and can attract enemies and Beck can use tackles and/or slides to access new areas and destroy opponents (similar to the Mighty No. 9 game).

Opening Crawl

The Other Time, The Other Place:

Experiments on humans started by

Massive Media group “Sumeragi”

to audition for next “muse” idol.

Their magic hand even reached

Female Schools. Female Students

Vanished, and no new couples

Formed. Love was in a danger.

“Gunvolt,” It’s the name who we

Call the only one to fight them.

It’s no accident he was involved

In the troubles. Together with

Angel “Ekoro” and Robot “Beck”

He fights to free successively

Occupied major city facilities.

*Disclaimer: All grammatical errors are intentional. Do not edit.

Original Translated Opening Crawl

In search of the next generation's Diva,

Sumeragi Productions, a big-name entertainment division,

had performed horrendous human experimentation,

under the guise an event known as

the "Cybernetic Muse Auditions".

Standing in opposition to their agenda,

was a young man by the name of

Gunvolt.

Sumeragi had dominated the city's key

facilities, one after another, until eventually

they reached the city's all-girls school.

The students had vanished from reality,

and they could no longer form pairs.

Thus, Gunvolt, along with Ekoro, angel-in-training,

had gone to face off against the source of it all...

Development

Mighty Gunvolt was originally released as a free download with the 3DS version of Azure Striker Gunvolt for its first three months in each region. The game was later made available as a standalone title, the day after the three-month period had ended. At this time, it also received an update and DLC support.

Mighty Gunvolt was ported to Playstation consoles on August 6, 2015, where it was renamed to Gal*Gunvolt, and came with all of the 3DS version's DLC included. However, this version was only released in Japan.

When Azure Striker Gunvolt was later ported to Steam on August 28, 2015, the Mighty Gunvolt promotion was held once more for that version, but for only one month. This version once again included all of the 3DS version's DLC.

Kickstarter Backers of Mighty No. 9 were also given access to the Steam version of Mighty Gunvolt for free, as compensation for Mighty No. 9 getting delayed.

Version History

3DS

Version date Details
1.0.0 Initial release.
2.0.0 November 28, 2014
  • Pressing the B Button on the Stage Select screen allows the player to return to the Title Screen.
  • Added support for DLC.
  • All playable characters have new animations for entering and exiting a stage.
  • Gunvolt : The amount of time required for his Charged Attack (Lightning Attack) has been shortened a little bit.
  • Ekoro: The maximum number of on-screen shots for Ekoro has been increased from 3 to 4. The endurance of enemies she can convert with her Lock-On Shot has also been changed. Additionally, previously non-convertible enemies, like the baddies that hatch from Stratos’ eggs, are now convertible.
  • All stages: Enemies are re-balanced, including changes to their actions and timing. More hidden items have been added as well.

DLC

To coincide with Mighty Gunvolt's standalone release on 3DS, a pack featuring four new stages and bosses was made available for purchase:

  • Bio Lab stage + Elise boss (from Azure Striker Gunvolt)
  • Highway stage + Might No. 7 (from Mighty No. 9)
  • Factory stage + Mighty No. 1 (from Mighty No. 9)
  • Gym stage + Mr. Happiness (from Gal*Gun)

The PSN and Steam releases of Mighty Gunvolt come with this DLC already included.

Reception

Mighty Gunvolt received generally positive reviews, with critics commending it for recreating an 8-Bit form, though it did receive minor criticism for its short length and lack of difficulty.

Trivia

  • The attacks from the bosses are loosely based on their original ones.
  • Ekoro's first appearance was in the game Gal*Gun.
  • Beck's first appearance was as the protagonist of the game Mighty No. 9.
  • Both games (Azure Striker Gunvolt and Mighty No. 9) were produced by Keiji Inafune, ex-Capcom lead artist on the Mega Man franchise.
  • Gunvolt has appeared with both of the other playable characters; him and Ekoro were the first two announced DLC characters in the game Blaster Master Zero, and then starred with Beck in Mighty Gunvolt Burst.
  • The Opening Intro Crawl and the ending text are grammatically incorrect on purpose to replicate bad 80's translations. The "original translated" one you see above, was translated from the original Japanese script by a fan translator.
  • Beck's animations are all based on Classic Mega Man's animations. His Dash action is the same as Classic's Slide as well Jump + Down.
  • The game includes music and characters from Gal*Gun Double Peace a year before its release.
  • The OST itself has some extra tracks not featured in the game.

Gallery

Credits

Development staff of Mighty Gunvolt, as listed in-game.


DIRECTOR

  • R110

PLANNER

  • LION13
  • MIYAMAN
  • SIRAUMI

BITMAPARTIST

  • HIRA
  • M. DOT
  • MIYAMAN

BG DESIGN

  • HATSUMI
  • MURANSIN
  • TZG

UI DESIGN

  • POKO

PROGRAM

  • TERI
  • YUKU
  • MM
  • DAI
  • KUU
  • JUMA
  • CEGI
  • GISHI
  • MIZUHO

SOUND

  • IPPO
  • HALLY
  • RYO
  • LUNA
  • AOI

TRANSLATE

  • 8-4 PLAY

SPECIAL THANKS

  • KUNIHITO TAKASHIMA
  • HISAYOSHI
  • GO!
  • PAPA :3
  • PERO
  • COMCEPT
  • KAGA CREATE
  • CRYSTA INC.
  • ALL THE STAFF AT INTI CREATES

PRODUCER

  • TAKUYA

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

  • INAFKING

See also

  1. Mighty Gunvolt Official Site
  2. Mighty Gunvolt on the Mighty No. 9 Wiki

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