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Video Game: Gunman Clive
Created by Bertil Hörberg, Gunman Clive is a 20 stage 2D Platformer starring the titular character, whose goal is to rescue his beloved Ms. Johnson from evil bandits and rustlers. Originally an iPhone/Android title, the game was later ported to the Nintendo 3DS eShop, all versions sold at $2. The gameplay combines classic Super Mario Bros and Mega Man gameplay.

The Android and 3DS versions gives you the option of playing as Gunman Clive or Ms. Johnson in a Role reversal.

Sequel is coming for 3DS (and later — other platforms) in Fall of 2014.

This game provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: If players choose to be Ms. Johnson, she'll end up in the role of Gunman Clive.
  • All Deserts Have Cacti: Serving as only background objects.
  • Bad Ass: Gunman Clive
  • Badass in Distress: If you chose to play as Ms. Johnson, it's Gunman Clive who is taken captive and she has to rescue him.
  • Bottomless Pit: What's a good platformer without one?
  • Cowboys and damsels can breathe in Space: What's more, space suits haven't been invented yet.
  • Competitive Balance:
    • Ms. Johnson lacks the ability to run n gun, unlike Gunman Clive. She's also a bit slower (that dress does get in the way, you know). However, she can slow her descent ala Peach.
    • The Duck doesn't use a gun, pretty much making Duck Mode an enforced Pacifist Run. He does have limited flight capabilities, however. He also doesn't take on any of the bosses.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: Not just goons, but wild horses, wolves, pelicans, ducks, rabbits...
  • Excuse Plot: Rescue the damsel/hero from the bad guy.
  • Flawless Victory: Getting through a stage without taking a hit will reward you with the "No Damage" bonus.
  • Gravity Screw: Later stages will have parts when the gravity is messed up, and so is your controls.
  • Humongous Mecha: The 2nd boss turns from a train into a giant robot. Wait a minute, what's a giant robot doing in the wild west?
    • Speaking of which, you battle another one at the final level of the game.
  • Joke Character: The Duck in the 3DS version as it can fly, but cannot attack. The real challenge is getting through the game as a duck.
  • Life Meter: You get more in Easy mode and less in Hard mode.
  • Made of Explodium: Seriously. Since when do eggs that comes out of a pelican's mouth explode on contact?
  • Minecart Madness: Stage 7 serves as this.
  • Mirror Boss: Shadow Clive
  • Mobile Phone Game: Originally for the iPhone and Android. It was ported to the Nintendo 3DS on January 3rd, 2013.
  • Save the Girlfriend: Ms. Johnson. If you choose to play as Gunman Clive
  • One Bullet at a Time: Seems that way, at least. The Spread Gun only lets you set off two salvos at a time, and the Magnum has an especially slow rate of fire.
  • Rule of Cool: All your guns will show an empty cartridge ejecting every time you fire. This includes the revolvers.
  • Secret Character: Exclusive to the 3DS version. Beat the game to unlock a duck as a playable character.
  • Self-Deprecation: The trailer takes a few jabs at itself and the author.
  • Shout-Out: Many of the platform elements are straight off Super Mario Bros. and Mega Man.
  • Spread Shot: One of 4 weapons you can get.
  • The Western: What'd you expect, a game taking place in outer space?
    • Space Western: Ironically, the final stages of the game take place in outer space.
  • Unexpected Shmup Level: Stage 16 serves as this.
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alternative title(s): Gunman Clive
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