Gun Gun Pixies Review (NSFW)

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Fast Facts

Title: Gun Gun Pixies
Developer: Compile Heart
Publisher: PQube
Website: http://pqube.co.uk/gun-gun-pixies/
Genre: Action,
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Age Rating: 16
Release Date: 06/09/2019
Price: £44.99 – Rapid Reviews was very kindly provided with a review code for this title.

Let’s be blunt. Gun Gun Pixies is a porno disguised as a game…and it’s a poor one at that. This game is so dull, so insipid, and so tasteless that it will make you want to have a cold shower every time you play it.

Houston, we have a problem

The premise of the game is to explore a college girls’ dormitory as a small alien to try and find the emotive human ways of life. The duo in charge of this mission, Bee-Tan and Kame-Pon, have to find a way to save their home planet by finding out more about how humans interact. By doing this, they think they can improve their society. They were chosen as they were more emotive than others of their alien species.

To initiate sequences in the story and progress, you have to sneak your way through the girls’ rooms, hiding behind books, shelves, and other possible objects. If you are found by the humans, it’s game over. However, the pervy nature of Compile Hearts’ games shows through as you shoot “happy bullets” towards these girls. When you get a particular body part to 100%, you win as they get red in the cutscene and look dozey. It’s kind of disturbing, actually. What’s even worse is when the girls are spending time by themselves in a climactic gameplay point of a chapter. They don’t notice you as you shoot multiple body parts, and they make squirming sounds as you hit them. I’m not making this up.

Also, the pervy girl you play as, Bee-Tan, who has a thing for human women, went straight into the action as one of the human characters takes a bath. You can probably tell where it goes next.

Lost Potential

The annoying thing is that Gun Gun Pixies could have had potential if it dropped the pervy parts of the game. Going around someone’s room, spying as a little alien, and getting clues about how one’s life is like, is an interesting concept and that drew me to the game, and I enjoyed the platforming parts of the game. Yes, it was that specific aspect, not the gutter. And the sad thing is that Compile Heart can actually write quippy lines well, and the characters can genuinely be interesting, albeit stereotypical of that subsection of video games. The humour is definitely there. I hope that the developer realizes its potential and actually makes a great game rather than trying to sell suggestive games of little merit.

Gun Gun Pixies is a third-person shooter with platforming elements, and for the most part, it controls quite well. The shooting feels satisfying (maybe the wrong word to use here), and running around is smooth. The platforming, while a fun concept to add to a room exploration title, does need work. It doesn’t feel that precise and there’s a lag between the sprint animation and the jump that makes the specific timing difficult to figure out. When you get to the top of the room by platforming puzzles and survey the area, it does feel quite satisfying (damn it, I used it again!).

Things don’t get better from here

The game loop, however, is incredibly dull. You go around the room, shoot the body parts, protect yourselves from dark orbs sprouting from the human and other creatures (oh, by the way, your character’s clothes come off and strip her down to her lingerie), and that’s mission complete. Or you go around and something in the world you have to pick up (and awkwardly at that as the area of effect is quite small). Add the uninspired storyline, and it’s repeat, repeat, repeat. Gun Gun Pixies gets old fast.

Overall, Gun Gun Pixies is a disappointing title that could have focused more on the actual gameplay than the pervy segments of the title.

You can buy Gun Gun Pixies from the following stores:
Nintendo eShop Steam

You can find and read our reviews on OpenCritic.

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About Chris Penwell

The British "Canadian" Chris Penwell has been a video game journalist since 2013 and now has a Bachelor's degree in Communications. from MacEwan University. He's had articles featured on PlayStation LifeStyle, Vue Weekly, BagoGames, and now Rapid Reviews UK. He loves to play JRPGs and games with a narrative. His dream is to go to E3 one day and experience the mania of the event.

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