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Gunstar Super Heroes
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Distributor: THQ (EU)
System(s): Game Boy Advance
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
JP
¥4,800 (5,040) AGB-P-BGXJ
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
US
$? AGB-BHGE-USA
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
UK
£? AGB-P-BHGP
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
FR
€? AGB-P-BHGP
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
DE
€? AGB-P-BHGP
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
ES
€? AGB-P-BHGP



Gunstar Super Heroes (ガンスタースーパーヒーローズ), known as Gunstar Future Heroes in Europe, is a sequel to Gunstar Heroes, and was released for the Game Boy Advance in 2005.

The game makes many references to classic Sega games, including After Burner, Flicky, Galaxy Force II and Thunder Blade. Unused music based on tracks from Altered Beast, ESWAT and Golden Axe has also been found.

Story

In the past... Two heroes stood up against the Destructor, the God of Ruin known as Golden Silver.

After a mighty battle, these heroes defeated the God of Ruin at the Moon. However, when the heroes defeated the God of Ruin, it exploded, resulting in the creation of four new moons that eventually began to orbit the Earth.

Many years passed, and the moons were colonized. And so began an era of prosperity.

However, a fifth moon has recently emerged. A "machine" moon created by an organization only known as the Empire.

This man-made satellite looms ominously. It is apparently a part of the Empire's master plan to resurrect the God of Ruin once more, its obsession since it's discovery of a relic known as the Megalith.

However, the Empire's plan hasn't gone unnoticed. On the Earth, the organization known as "3YE" has secretly created an elite unit to counter the Empire's plan.

In recognition of the past heroes, this elite unit has been given the codename "Gunstar Super Heroes."

Gameplay

Characters

Notavailable.svg Red
A red-head with a temper, she (ambiguous in Japanese) is an expert marksman, and relatively new to 3YE (the 3rd Eye) as an operative. She's very impulsive, but optimistic and a little naive in nature. She's definitely not afraid to show her emotions. She lost her parents when she was just a child, and upon joining the organization, has considered Blue as her bigger brother.
Notavailable.svg Blue
Blue is a level-headed Gunstar, who rarely shows much emotion. He tends to be sarcastic about things, although he actually does have a strong sense of responsibility. He likes to alleviate stressful moments by teasing Red, whose personality is quite different from his own. Blue was also an orphan, so he can relate to Red.
Notavailable.svg Yellow
The commander in charge of the Gunstar Super Heroes, she relays the orders of 3YE to Red and Blue. She tends to worry, and thinks of herself as the mother figure for both Red and Blue, despite all of them being of similar age. Her past is shrouded in secrecy, although it's been rumored that she has an older brother.
Notavailable.svg Green
A former member of the Gunstar Super Heroes, for reasons unknown, he left and decided to join the Empire. It's said that he holds an ancient relic known as the "Seven Force." He also has a mysterious past that no one seems to know about.
Notavailable.svg Pink, Kain, and Kotaro
Pink is a well known bounty hunter. She rarely goes anywhere without her two minions, Kain and Kotaro, who both obey her without question. Recently hired by the Empire, they await the Gunstar Super Heroes at Cobait Village.
Notavailable.svg Orange
The captain of a huge warship, Orange loves melee combat, and is known for his incredible fighting skills and strength.
Notavailable.svg Black
The boss of a casino, Black is a devote follower of the Empire. He awaits the Gunstars at his Fortress, which is filled with many treacherous traps. Not much is known about his past, but it's said to be quite surprising...
Notavailable.svg Smash
Not much is known about Colonel Smash except that he obediently follows General Gray. He is eager to face the Gunstars and prove his worth to the general.
Notavailable.svg General Gray
The head of the Empire, not much is known about the General's past. It's only rumored that he plans to resurrect the God of Ruin for unknown reasons and that he's hired Pink, Orange, Green and Black to help him. He has had clashes with 3YE in the past.

Production credits

SEGA of America,Inc.
  • CEO: Naoya Tsurumi
  • President/COO: Simon Jeffery
  • Senior VP of Product Development: Bill Petro
  • Director of Localization and QA: Osamu Shibamiya
  • Localization Producer: Jason Kuo
  • QA Project Lead: Shawn Dobbins
  • Testers: Cliff Anderson, Chester Lee, Josh Pfeiffer, Davidson Talag
  • Vice President, Entertainment Marketing: Scott A. Stienberg
  • Associate Product Manager: Teri A. Higgins
  • Creative Services: Chris Mowry
  • Web Development: Chris Olsen, Bridget Oates, Rodwin Pabello
  • Public relations: Jennie Sue
  • Special Thanks: Rick Ribble, Cammy Budd, Tina Painton, Sandy Hatcher, Ayumi Tani
SEGA Corporation (SOJ)
  • CS Marketing Dept. International Team: Shinobu Shindo, Yukiko Kato
  • Created by: Treasure DEPT. 0 and DEPT. 3
  • Presented by: Sega
  • Copyright: Sega 2005

Magazine articles

Main article: Gunstar Super Heroes/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
82 №19, p94
90 №48, p71[1]
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
86
Based on
2 reviews

Game Boy Advance, US
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Cover
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Cart
Game Boy Advance, JP
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Cover
Game Boy Advance, UK
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Game Boy Advance, FR

Game Boy Advance, DE
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Game Boy Advance, ES

Game Boy Advance, IT
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External links

References

  1. File:Play US 048.pdf, page 73


Gunstar Heroes series of games
Sega Mega Drive
Gunstar Heroes (1993)
Sega Game Gear
Gunstar Heroes (1995)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Gunstar Super Heroes (2005)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 25: Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box (2006)
Wii Virtual Console
Gunstar Heroes (2006)
Xbox Live Arcade
Gunstar Heroes (2009)
Sony PlayStation 3
Gunstar Heroes (2009) | Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 25: Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box (2012)
iOS
Gunstar Heroes (2010)
Windows PC
Gunstar Heroes (2011)
Nintendo eShop
3D Gunstar Heroes (2015)
Gunstar Heroes related media
Music
Gunstar Heroes (1993) | Gunstar Heroes Sound Collection (2005)