With flashy 3D games like Shadowgun and Real Boxing bringing “console quality” Android gaming to our devices, sometimes you forget that great gameplay can still be found on 8-bit Android classics as well. Developer OrangePixel has been bringing their “old-school console quality” gaming to Android for as long as I can remember, responsible for titles like Gulp!, Meganoid, and Jumpy.
Their latest effort, GunSlugs, follows closely in the vein of 2D side-scrolling classics such as Metal Slugs and hit the Google Play Store earlier this year. While hard-core 2D gaming has never translated well to the touch-screen, it’s games like these that are seemingly perfect for the OUYA, Android’s first mini-console. I guess that’s why GunSlugs will officially be making its easy transition over to the OUYA, as one of the consoles launch titles. Prepping for a March 28th release date, GunSlugs will be readily available in the OUYA games store starting tomorrow. If you were curious to see how GunSlugs would play on the mini-console, we gave it a quick spin in our hands-on video below.