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First Ten: Gatling Gears

Typically, when a studio’s inaugural effort is a turn-based strategy title, you’d might expect to see some traces of contemplative mechanics in a follow-up title. Yet, beyond a shared setting,  this week’s XBLA release of Gatling Gears seems is an extreme departure from Vanguard Games’ Greed Corp. Set in the same cyberpunk landscape ruptured by a desperate grab for the remaining natural resources, Gears‘ twin-stick bedlam recalls classic action games like Ikari Warriors, Soldiers of Fortune/Chaos Engine, and Total Carnage.

Armed with short and long-ranged weaponry, as well as a arced armaments, the title challenges player’s to surmount its thirty satiated levels. Weighing in at nearly two gigabytes, Gatling Gears seemingly offers enough sumptuously rendered explosions, screen-filling bosses, and cooperative action to warrant it’s fifteen dollar price tag. Return this Wednesday to read our review.


About Robert Allen

With over 35 years of gaming experience, Robert 'DesertEagle' Allen is Tech-Gaming's resident worrier/warrior who spends his days teaching at three colleges and his nights devoted to JRPGs.


  1. Thanks, Deagle. I’m curious to see if it’s worth $15.

  2. Damn, sounds like a full on war!

  3. Look really goof. Nice shadows, lighting.

  4. Greed Corp bored me to tears. This is more like it.

  5. Nice explosions. I see where the 2GBs went 😉

  6. I assume you can improve the range of your Gatling gun, right? right now, it looks a bit short.

  7. Thanks, Deagle. Keep the first 10’s coming. Just turn down the sound, ok?!?

  8. It looks like two of your friends are now famous (popups).

  9. Spaceman Spiff

    Deagle- now we know your Xbox live tag- Friend request sent!

  10. Question: if you just stand around will the friendlies kill the bad guys?

  11. Looks like the gears you pick up might let you buy something.

  12. Should have shown co-op!

  13. Slave 2d Stick

    Soldiers of Fortune was a kick ass game. You should have the Bitmap Bros on the show sometime.

  14. A single video is cool, but I would have liked to have seen a montage.

  15. Is the orange thing aimed automatically or are you controlling it?

  16. Accept mine, Desert!

  17. Ok, I see your gamertag- does that mean you have to be signed in to play.

  18. Deagles probably deaf from playing his war games at 150 decimals.


    “No, Desert, I said I have diarrhea.”

  19. Cool looking game. Too bad it’s $15…

  20. I’ll be downloading the demo for sure.

  21. Acid Infection

    The grenade thing- looks like he’s aiming.

  22. Cyberneticsextoy

    Looks like something I might be interested in. Looking forward to your review, Deagle.

  23. I saw a video of GG a week or so ago. Day 1 purchase.

  24. Meh. Another twin stick shooter?

  25. Please tell me if this has online or local coop.

    Thank you!

  26. Playing it right now after an hour download. Not bad at all!

  27. No review for the game?