|Guncat: Return of Gundog! (Guncat: Gundog no ritān!)|
|Publisher(s)||Nintendo, Gigabyte Gaming|
|Platform(s)||3DS, Byte Block, V2, Nintendo Switch.|
|5/10/17, Summer 2017 (Byte Block)|
| E10+ (Mild Violence, Alcoholic References, Mild Language) - 3DS & Nintendo Switch
T (Fantasy Violence, Alcoholic References, Mild Language) - V2 & Super Gamer
|Predecessor||Guncat: Fighting Gundog!|
The gameplay of Guncat: Return of Gundog! is very much like it's predecessor. You play as one of ten different characters, each with a different way of being unlocked and weapons. You go through a sidescrolling stage, pressing A to fire your weapon at enemies. If you stop moving, the screen will end up carrying you. Each stage can be chosen manually - the exception being the two final stages. Each time you kill an enemy, they have a chance of dropping one of three things - a weapon, a powerup, or (very rarely) Super Berries. Super Berries cause your current character to unleash their ultimate power with the push of B.
For the V2, you fire your weapon with the red action button and unleash your characters ultimate power with the blue action button.
One day in Gunland, Guncat was finally relaxing for once, and noticed Gundog approaching. Giving him a friendly meow, she motions for Gundog to relax with her - Guncat then proceeds to summon two minions that attempt to defeat Guncat. After fighting them off, Guncat swears revenge against Gundog - and refuses to trust him again.
After Gundog has been defeated, Guncat lets out a sigh of relief knowing that his reign of terror is over. However, Kitty Meowsons proceeds to burst in and knock out Gundog and Guncat. Waking up an hour later, they decide to team up (very reluctantly) to chase down Kitty Meowsons and finally stop him.
|Name||Description||Base Weapon||Super Berry Type||Unlock Criteria|
|Guncat||A gunwielding cat who loves waffles and blueberries, she's not afraid to start blasting things into pieces. Can take 3 hits before dying.||Waffle Launcher||Blueberries||None|
|Turtleman||A old turtle who can use his Butter Saws to grind up enemies into butter. Thanks to his shell, he can take 10 hits before dying - but his weapon is melee.||Butter Saws||Blackberries||Free him in Stage 2|
|Lyon||The twin brother of Lieon, Lyon can shoot fireballs out of his mouth to burn enemies alive. He can take 3 hits before dying.||Fireballs||Strawberries||Have Lieon survive to the end of Stage 3|
|Gundog||A gunwielding dog who is the nemesis of Guncat, he loves pancakes and Raspberries. He tells Guncat that he'll stop being evil if she lets him come along to stop Kitty Meowsons. Can take 4 hits before dying.||Pancake Launcher||Raspberries||Defeat him at the end of Stage 6|
|Princess Gumdrop||Royalty disguised as Sugar Assassin, Princess Gumdrop has two daggers she can use to cut open enemies. She can take 2 hits before dying.||Daggers||Gooseberries||Beat Stage 7|
|Gunkitten||A younger version of Guncat only playable during Stage 8, Gunkitten is mostly the same as Guncat. She can take 1 hit before dying.||Waffle Pistol||Blueberries||Restricted to Stage 8|
|Gunpuppy||A younger version of Gundog before the rivalry began, he is only playable during Stage 8. He can take 2 hits before dying.||Pancake Pistol||Raspberries||Restricted to Stage 8|
|Spaceship||A mysterious entity that joins up with Guncat and co. which nobody knows the origin of. Can use his built in Rocket Launchers to explode enemies.||Rocket Launchers||None||Beat Stage 9|
Note - To view all of The Night Monster's text, you must highlight over it
|Name||Description||How to Beat||Weapons|
|Treefury||A giant tree that was angered by Guncat entering it's property, it is fought in the first stage Mechanical Forest.||You have to fire into Treefury's eye to damage him, and while he's spinning you must go over him. While he's recharging from the spin, you are able to attack him in the mouth.||Treefury attacks by slamming down giant branches, spitting out sticks, and spinning across the screen.|
|Haunted Ballerinas||Three haunted ballerinas that have one mission - destroy Guncat. They smile eerily and their battle music is disturbing. They're fought in the second stage Eerie Dollhouse||Since there are three different ballerinas, you have to take them all out. It is recommended to take out the middle one, then the top and lower one. In the second phase when they all attach together, you just have to take out each limb one by one. The leaping attack is easy to avoid, you just have to quickly get under it.||They attack by rushing at Guncat, having their heads shoot smaller homing versions of themselves, and in the second phase leaping at Guncat.|
|Tuxedo Rex||A Tuxedo wearing T-Rex that Guncat stepped on the tail of, angering it. He's fought in the third stage Prehistoric Treetops||Tuxedo Rex is one of the more simple bosses in Guncat. You just have to go above him or below him when he rushes, get to the far left or right to the screen when he's about to crush you, and you just have to take out the Top Hat Pteradactyls quickly. His mouth is the weak point for this boss, but you have to wait until he rushes to be able to hit it.||Tuxedo Rex will rush at you and try to eat you, try to crush you with his tail, and will summon three Top Hat Pteradactyls to kill you.|
|The Night Monster||A monster that you can only see the black outline of, it is hostile to anything and everything. It's fought in the fourth stage Blackout Mansion.||The Night Monster marks when Guncat begins to get more hard. You have to dodge his hands, get to the far left when the screen gets coveed in darkness and hope nothing hits you, take out the Night Minions as they can also cover the screen in darkness, and destroy the bits he throws at you. If you don't destroy a bit of him in time, he regenerates that bit. Destroying the bits is the only way to hurt him.||The Night Monster will grab at you with his hands, cover the screen in darkness for 1-5 seconds, summon Night Minions, leap at you, and throw bits of himself at you.|
|Mecha-Gundog||Gundog's Mecha Robot from the previous game has returned. He's upgraded it to make it even more dangerous! Fought in the fifth stage Gundog's Castle.||To beat Mecha-Gundog, you'll have to focus on each of his attacks. When he tries to smash you, you have to attack his fists as eventually they break off. When he shoots homing missiles, you can actually reflect them with your attacks. When he stomps, you have to fire the rocks at his own legs. When he tries to summon the tiny Gundog Robots, you have to take them all out and then attack his head and the screen will break. Once you break off his fists, mouth, legs, and screen then you have beaten Mecha-Gundog. It's time to pursue Gundog!||He tries to smash you with his fists, he shoots homing missiles out of his mouth, he can stomp to make rocks fall, and he can summon tiny Gundog Robots whenever he wants.|
|Gundog||It is finally time to take down Gundog once and for all in a three stage boss battle. Gundog is fought in the sixth stage Gundog's Hidden Lair.||Gundog's first stage revolves around him mirroring you. He'll follow your movements, fire at the same time you fire, use his super at the same time, etc. However, after using his super, he'll be vulnerable for a bit of time. Once you deal enough damage, you'll begin the second stage. During this stage, you'll have to try and knock his Mecha-Gundog's head into the mountains. To achieve this, you'll have to save your supers for when a mountain appears. Remember, mountains will cause you to die. Once Mecha-Gundog's head has hit the mountains three times, the final stage begins. It's Guncat vs Gundog in a fair fight. It's up to you to use your skills and strategies learned to take out Gundog once and for all, as he used his Pancake Launcher, supers, and rushes at you. Once you have defeated Gundog, Kitty Meowsons appears and while Guncat is distracted with Gundog knocks you out before knocking Gundog out too. It's up to you to put a stop to Kitty Meowsons as all the minions Gundog once had control of now works for him. However this time, Gundog is on your side.||In the first stage, Gundog will use his Pancake Launcher and his super Pancake Explosion. In the second stage, he'll fire missiles out of his mecha's eyes (and sometimes laserbeams.) In the third stage, he'll actually use the Pancake Launcher + and his user is Pancake Explosion +.|
|King Sugar||The brainwashed king of the seventh stage Sugar Island, King Sugar is ready to kill any intruders - including Guncat and Gundog.||King Sugar is a bit of a breather boss after Gundog. To beat him, you simply dodge the weapons he throws at you and then fire at him. He only takes 20 hits to defeat - however, when you only need to deal two more hits out to finish him, he will start throwing his weapons faster and begin to teleport around. Defeating King Sugar reveals Kitty Meowsons to be behind his brainwashing. He then sends his daughter Princess Gumdrop to aid Guncat and Gundog on their journey.||King Sugar will throw Daggers (fast but don't deal much damage), Swords (slower and deal more damage) and Molten Blades (slowest but are a 2HKO and set you on fire.)|
|Kitten Meowsons||The younger version of Kitty Meowsons, he fights Guncat and Gundog when they get sent back in time and transformed back into kids. He's the boss of Stage 8 - Past Troubles.||Kitten Meowsons has multiple phases - in the first one, he will charge at Gunkitten/Gunpuppy with a giant sword you need to go all the way to the left/right to avoid. To go onto the next phase, you'll have to destroy his shield. Once you enter the second phase, he grabs a flamethrower and attempts to burn the younger versions of Guncat & Gundog alive. The only way to just keep moving. To go onto the final phase, you must strike Kitten Meowsons three times while resting after firing his flamethrower. The final phase includes Kitten Meowsons using Portal Guns to teleport the player closer to him, making black holes that will kill whatever goes into them, and firing a machine gun. To finish Kitten Meowsons, you must get him to fire his machine gun at a portal - this will cause the bullets to go through it and if you angled it correctly hit him. Repeat three times and he's done. In the 3DS & Nintendo Switch versions, Kitten Meowsons simply hops back through a portal to go back to the present time. While in the V2 & Super Gamer ports, Kitten Meowsons gets knocked out and falls into a black hole.||Kitten Meowsons uses a Giant Sword in the first phase, a flamethrower in the second phase, and in the third phase he'll use Portal Guns, Black Holes, and Machine Guns.|
|???||A mysterious space station Guncat & co. enter in the ninth stage Spaceworld, it activates it's security and attempts to eradicate them.|
|Kitty Meowsons||The "final" boss of the game, is Kitty Meowsons himself. Armed to the brim with weapons, he's the boss of Stage 10 - The Final Showdown.|
- Originally, Kitty Meowsons was going to take up the final character slot instead of Spaceship. This was changed as in the full game they ended up having Kitty Meowsons being the final boss and there being an extra stage for the boss fight.
- Gundog used to use his Doggone Gun in this, but it was changed to the Pancake Launcher for him to be more of an opposite to Guncat.
- There used to be splitscreen co-op, but this was removed for unknown reasons. This was added back in for Nintendo Switch.
- Seen in the screenshots of when it got revealed at E3, the character select screen had room for 20 characters while back then there were only going to be 8 plus Kitty Meowsons. It was later revealed that you would of been able to select 11 different allies then in the character select screen. This was removed in later versions for you to actually have to find the allies in each level, as well as there being less allies. However, the character select screen for V2 still shows all the allies in the game - except selecting an ally just shows you on the current stage where it is.
- Turtleman used to wield a broken beer bottle that he'd try to stab enemies with, but these were changed to Butter Saws to keep with the previous game.
- Originally, there would of been seperate stages for each playable character like the previous game. Due to the added stage amount and system limitations, they were unable to do this.
- The game originally went under the title of 'Guncat V Gundog: The Return!' before it was decided on Guncat: Return of Gundog!
- In the 3DS/Nintendo Switch versions, after defeating Kitten Meowsons he goes through a portal back to the present time. However, in the V2 & Super Gamer ports of the game, he insteads gets knocked out and falls into a black hole.
- The V2 & Super Gamer ports have certain enemies and bosses (like King Sugar) have different colored blood come out of them when you shoot them. However, in the 3DS/Nintendo Switch versions this isn't the case.
- The 3DS/Nintendo Switch version requires you to seperately buy the DLC, but because of it being ported to V2 & Super Gamer later, it comes with the DLC.
- The V2 version has the "classic" Character Select Screen shown at E3, however selecting an ally in it just shows you where on the stage the ally is. This is the same on the 3DS version, and the Nintendo Switch version also has the classic character select screen - but just shows you which allies are available in the stage.
- The Nintendo Switch version features splitscreen co-op, while the other versions don't.
This is the music for the game. When they have lyrics, you can turn them on and off.