Did you missing winning girls over by shooting them with loving doki-doki shots? Of course you did and so did we here at Honey’s Anime. Luckily, Gal*Gun 2 returns us to the ecstasy focused world of a school overrun by demons possessing cute girls with you as their only savior. Blast your pheromone shots and use your vacuum gun to save the day and become the hero you never wanted to be. Experience what it’s like to be in your own harem in Gal*Gun 2!
What to Expect
Gal*Gun 2 is a first-person arcade shooter where you blast enemies that aren’t zombies or monster but instead are high school girls. Aim your pheromone gun at their chest, legs and other limbs to take them down and let them experience ecstasy which will remove the demons from within. Along the way choose from one of several girls to romance and hopefully prove to them you’re the guy they need in their lives. Are you ready for a wild ecchi filled shooter? Then enter Gal*Gun 2 where it’s you versus a slew of love sick girls wanting only one thing…you!
Ready your pheromone gun again, folks! Gal*Gun 2 comes at you with a new protagonist, a new slew of girls to win over and a new threat to be taken down. An angel named Risu has set upon you a pair of goggles and a demon sweeper gun that must be used to save your school from being overrun by demons possessing innocent girls! Use your tools to save your classmates—and other students—and give them much needed ecstasy. Maybe you can even find love from your close friend Nanako or the reclusive neighbor Chiru! Though saving the day comes first and you’re the only one who can do it in Gal*Gun 2!
As anime fans here at Honey’s Anime—which makes sense with our name and all—we love quirky anime themed games. There’s just something refreshing to see a game focus less on war torn battlefields and more on winning over a school girl’s heart with some strange quest that needs to be completed. That’s why weird Japanese games don’t surprise us and we’re glad for that as Gal*Gun 2 is as weird as you can get. Acting as the fourth game in the series—second game released outside Japan though— Gal*Gun 2 is all about shooting school girls, female teachers and demons with pheromone shots…we did say Gal*Gun 2 was from Japan, right? Though as weird as Gal*Gun 1 was, we loved it here at Honey’s Anime and the sequel we dove into hoping for a similar reaction. Let’s see if this sequel delivers or fails in our review of Gal*Gun 2 for the Nintendo Switch!
In case you missed out on the first Gal*Gun game, let’s talk about the main premise really fast. The crux of Gal*Gun 2 is similar to the first where you are striving to exorcise demon possessed girls who wish to onslaught you with their love. You accomplish this by literally shooting these girls not with bullets but with pheromone shots in various parts of their bodies. If you’re still here after reading that, congratulations you love ecchi like we do. However, if you need more info to base your decision on whether to buy this game or not—maybe cause you’re a fan of the first Gal*Gun—then we’ll talk about what to expect in Gal*Gun 2’s gameplay.
As mentioned before, Gal*Gun 2 works about the same as the first in terms of shoot girls with pheromone shots and give them ecstasy to clear a stage and move on to the next. However, Gal*Gun 2 changes the game up by adding a few new elements and removing a few others. The first major change is that the game itself isn’t as linear as before. That doesn’t mean you’re not still going through missions the same way as Gal*Gun 1 but you have less of a pick this route, go here and repeat theme in Gal*Gun 2. There’s now the ability to take on different missions in a hub situation, talk to two girls who you like—Chiro and Nanako—and less of an emphasis on just choosing the right words to say to win over the girls you like.
Gal*Gun 2, this time around, allows you to experience the girls in different ways by giving them snacks—which is the way to most people’s hearts—and then doing missions for them. Your ending—which there are once more several of them—then depends on who you won over and if you did it before the game’s month deadline. While this makes Gal*Gun 2 feel more open than the first title, the weaker element of Gal*Gun 2 is that it reuses a lot of the same levels as the first entry and feels a bit more focused on just throwing girls food/getting points during the shooting sequences than meaningful choices like the first title. By the way, we didn’t forget to explain the shooting elements of Gal*Gun 2. We saved this element for second to last as it will be familiar to fans of Gal*Gun 1 but equally offers some new elements to feel less like a rehashing of the previous title.
The main focus in Gal*Gun 2 is shooting girls with the pheromone shots as we said numerous times already, since we sometimes need to remind ourselves it’s a real theme of a game. The biggest change in Gal*Gun 2 though comes from your Demon Vacuum gun which allows you to suck in pesky demons guarding some of the possessed girls and new movements that allow you to peek around corners and even duck to avoid text-based bullets. You’re still going from point to point in Gal*Gun 2 avoiding girls who throw kisses, love letters and their bodies at you, but these new mechanics make the action a bit less stale and keep Gal*Gun 2 from feeling overly reliant on elements from the first one. There’s also fewer chances of dying as Gal*Gun 2 is a lot easier but getting points is a bit harder and will require some precision shots to get the most out of your ecstasy challenge.
Lastly, let’s wrap up our review of Gal*Gun 2 by talking about the visuals. On the Nintendo Switch’s handheld mode, Gal*Gun 2 looks pretty solid and runs smoothly with only minor issues with weaker backgrounds and some settings. In docked mode, Gal*Gun 2 looks significantly better and will be the preferred way to play if you’re home. Sound wise, Gal*Gun 2 does an adequate job with some good music but the voice acting is easily the strongest element. Needless to say, Gal*Gun 2 looks good and sounds good which makes for a better time making girls fall to their knees and moan happily. Yes, we worded this to be semi-perverted as Gal*Gun 2 is again a very ecchi focused title.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
Yes, Gal*Gun 2 by all definition is a weird game that really doesn’t change much from the first American release. Despite all that though, Gal*Gun 2 is still insanely fun and is slightly improved thanks to a less linear storyline/gameplay focus and a few minor tweaks only capable on the Nintendo Switch. Gal*Gun 2 isn’t for everyone and its lasting appeal is heavily weighed to if you love ecchi, love the strangeness of shooting girls with a pheromone/vacuum gun and love arcade shooters. If those elements sound like a good time to you then Gal*Gun 2 is definitely worth it. It might not be much different than Gal*Gun 1, but at the end of the day, the amount of enjoyment we had playing was equal to the first entry and that means a lot to us. We fully recommend Gal*Gun 2 if none of this sounds weird/strange to you and you revel in all things otaku.
Arcade shooting with ecchi still appeals as a fun theme
New cast of girls to fall in love with
Less linear design than previous game
Strong visuals with a lot of anime themes
Still will be a strange title for most
Expect a lot of reused level designs from Gal*Gun 1
Honey's Final Verdict:
You know the old saying why fix what isn’t broke? That kind of makes sense for Gal*Gun 2 as its strange and quirky design works to deliver a fun arcade FPS title with some ecchi thrown in for good measure. Gal*Gun 2 might not be a title you’ll play for months after you beat it a few times, but it offers a nice amount of replayability as you strive to win over all the girls’ hearts and play score attack mode to see if you can give the girls ecstasy—which still sounds wrong—faster and faster. Are you excited to buy Gal*Gun 2 and see what being in a harem might feel like? Let us know in the comments below! If you enjoyed our Gal*Gun 2 review, be sure to check out our other game reviews and articles right here on Honey’s Anime.
Hey everyone I’m Aaron Curbelo or Blade as I’m called by my YouTube Subscribers. I’ve been an anime/manga fan since I was a young kid. In terms of anime I have watched nearly a thousand shows and have read hundreds of manga series. I love writing and honestly was so happy to join Honey’s Anime to get a shot to write articles for such a wonderful site. I’m a firm believer in respect in the anime community being the most important embodiment we should all have. We all love anime and we have varying opinions of series but we should respect one another for those differences! Life is too precious to spend it making needless arguments in a community that should be the shining example of loving an amazing medium. I hope as a writer for Honey’s Anime I can bring you folks some amazing articles to read and enjoy!