Video Game / Cannon Spike

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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, Charlie, 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.


Tropes:

  • 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.

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