Games, Nintendo, Switch

Review: Guns, Gore & Cannoli is a Balls-Out Blood-Fest of Cartoony Fun and Braaaiinsss!!

What it is:

A violent & cartoony side-scrolling shoot-em-up from Crazy Monkey Studios.

The game is out December 21st on Switch for $9.99.

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Every once in a while, I get the urge for a solid co-op game that doesn’t require a huge investment of time and energy like Borderlands or an MMO, something fun, something to just pick up with a friend or two, have a blast, and then not care if you finish the story.

I played the first few levels through on my own, and the game was hard enough to put down that way, but the zombie horde is relentless and the government quarantine agents that surround the town are equally ruthless, and the game eventually descended into one pitfall after another.  I set it aside for a few hours to rally from an abundance of death.

Then I grabbed my son and we tag-teamed that sumbitch.  Holy cow!  The game is an entirely different ball game multiplayer, and the extra gunman comes in handy in a big way.

The boss battles are super tough, but the mutant sewer rats are fun.

One thing that stood out to me was how good the story is.  Sadly, story is not always the first thing game devs tend to focus on…at least from my perspective, but the story keeps a nice pace here and throws a couple curveballs.

This game is definitely one of the better grabs on Switch and offers a nice throwback vibe reminiscent of an arcade classic like The Simpsons or X-Men, when played multiplayer.

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Story:

Mob hitman Vinnie Cannoli is sent into Thugtown to find and retrieve a snitch and bring him back.  What he doesn’t count on, however, is the zombie infestation that has broken out in the town.  But nothing stands in the way of Vinnie and his score.

Art/Animation:

The art here is super crisp.  A nice, fun, colorful and gory cell shaded cartoon styled game.  There’s little to find fault with here.

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Why you should play it:

The game is just a blast.  Whether you have family in town for the holidays and you’re looking for

 

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