Gunstar Super Heroes

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

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Game Boy Advance
JP
¥4,800 (5,040)4,800 (5,040)[11] AGB-P-BGXJ
AGB-BGXJ-JPN
CERO: Free
Game Boy Advance
US
AGB-P-BHGE
AGB-BHGE-USA
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Game Boy Advance
EU
(FR/NL)
AGB-P-BHGP
AGB-BHGP-FAH
PEGI: 7+
Game Boy Advance
DE
AGB-P-BHGP
AGB-BHGP-NOE
USK: 6
Game Boy Advance
ES
AGB-P-BHGP
AGB-BHGP-ESP
PEGI: 7+
Game Boy Advance
UK
AGB-P-BHGP
AGB-BHGP-UKV
PEGI: 7+
Game Boy Advance
IT
AGB-P-BHGP
AGB-BHGP-ITA
PEGI: 7+

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Orange
The captain of a huge warship, Orange loves melee combat, and is known for his incredible fighting skills and strength.

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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...

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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.

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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.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Gunstar Super Heroes Gunstar Super Heroes
Japanese ガンスタースーパーヒーローズ Gunstar Super Heroes
English (Europe) Gunstar Future Heroes Gunstar Future Heroes

Production credits

SEGA of America,Inc.
SEGA Corporation (SOJ)
Source:
In-game credits
Gunstar Super Heroes GBA credits.pdf
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Magazine articles

Main article: Gunstar Super Heroes/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
77
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Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
85
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Game Station (UK)
80
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Hyper (AU) PAL
79
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NGC Magazine (UK) PAL
100
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NGC Magazine (UK) PAL
89
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Nintendo Official Magazine (UK) PAL
89
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The Official Nintendo Magazine (UK) PAL
92
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Play (US) NTSC-U
90
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Retro Gamer (UK)
82
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Game Boy Advance
86
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Gunstar Super Heroes

Game Boy Advance, US
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Cover
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Cart
Game Boy Advance, JP
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Cover
GSH GBA JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Boy Advance, UK
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Cover
Game Boy Advance, FR/NL

GSH GBA FR-NL back.jpg

Game Boy Advance, DE
GSH GBA DE Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngGSH GBA DE Box Front.jpg
Cover
Game Boy Advance, ES

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Game Boy Advance, IT
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Game Boy Advance
CRC32 8c541d13
MD5 5a3db0c384d089bda397e395df4270f8
SHA-1 f30ab501b09026ae045faf8573220d4f9c113376
8MB Cartridge (EU)
Game Boy Advance
CRC32 6d4307f7
MD5 ed09ecf8c9d1ae485cf3c12cf2184756
SHA-1 6894ed29af5a1603c72e3b55047a5c9f5d5ddb6b
8MB Cartridge (JP)
Game Boy Advance
CRC32 7cd86b02
MD5 a5b75829debc9262b08076a94c8473eb
SHA-1 5f3ce44716754bf0423aedde7cb1693cea328a0d
8MB Cartridge (US)

External links

References


Gunstar Super Heroes

GunstarSuperHeroes title.png

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Books:
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Music:
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Audiobooks:
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Videos:
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Events:
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Gunstar Heroes series of games
Sega Mega Drive
Gunstar Heroes (1993)
Sega Game Gear
Gunstar Heroes (1995)
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 3DS
3D Gunstar Heroes (2015)
Google Android OS
Gunstar Heroes (2017)
Gunstar Heroes related media
Music
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