Video Game / Cannon Spike
20XX A.D. A troubled world caused a surge of mass terrorism. With warfare spreading to every city, people live in constant fear...Cannon Spike
is a 2000 shooting game from the Japanese developer Psikyo
, done under license from Capcom
. It holds the distinction of being one of the last games released for the Sega Dreamcast
, and wasn't released in Europe at all until 2002. Despite reasonable exposure at the time of release, including a cover story in the enthusiast magazine Game Fan
, it's largely fallen into obscurity.
As one might expect from seeing the name Psikyo, Cannon Spike
is a twitch shooter. As one of six characters - Cammy
, Baby Bonnie Hood
, Mega Man
, a futuristic version of Arthur
, or original characters Shiba and Simone - you blast through multiple Capcom-themed stages, firing guns on full-auto while zooming around on rocket skates, skateboards, or in BB Hood's case, an old scooter. Two-player co-op is available.
- Bullet Hell
- Competitive Balance: The playable characters differ in terms of speed, firepower, and melee.
- Costume Evolution: Cammy's outfit from this game is back in her recent Street Fighter V appearance.
- Crossover: A boldly plotless shoot-'em-up starring characters from Street Fighter, Mega Man, Darkstalkers, and (sort of) Ghouls 'n' Ghosts, blasting their way through multiple levels based on various Capcom franchises.
- Also, the game itself is a kind of crossover between a Shoot 'em Up and a Beat 'em Up, since despite the characters only attacks with bullets and bombs, the rest of the mechanics of Cannon Spike share similitudes with a classic Beat'em Up.
- Expy: Two of the characters strongly resemble characters from other Arcade Games by Capcom. Simone is a lot like Linn Kurosawa from Alien vs. Predator, and Shiba is a redesign of Siva from Three Wonders.
- Ms. Fanservice: As usual, Cammy's ass is on full display.