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1[[quoteright:350:]]²²Creator/TwistedPixel's first title for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} Kinect. The aptly-named Gunstringer is a former outlaw who's returned from the grave to seek vengence upon his former posse. Armed with his trusty six-shooter and the fury of the devil himself, the Gunstringer will be charging all over TheWildWest (or at least as close as a puppet show can get) to find his betrayers and serve them some deadly justice.²²The game has received a DownloadableContent add-on called ''Wavy Tube Man Chronicles'', a Live Action FullMotionVideo RailShooter starring the main game's iconic first stage boss, a shooting simulator called ''Real Big Shootin`'', and a sequel ''El Diablo's 'Merican adventure''.²----²!!This work contains examples of:²²* AffectionateParody: Mixes TheWestern with a rather cheeky puppet show.²* AnachronismStew: Then again it is a puppet show, so historical accuracy is pretty much moot.²* BackFromTheDead: The Gunstringer.²* BeardOfEvil: The Beard Master uses it as a deadly weapon!²* BrainBleach: [[spoiler:How Gatorjack was conceived.]] Both the audience and the Gunstringer share this reaction.²* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The Old Baron's a classic Western version of this.²* DeathGlare: the Gunstringer does this a lot to his enemies.²* DVDCommentary: Done by {{Lets Play}}ers LetsPlay/{{pokecapn}} and his posse.²** EasterEgg: The "Wu-Tang Secret", as they called it; the goons managed to sneak in [[ a Zybourne Clock reference]].²* FarEast: Everything about the Beard Master's stage. Odd for a game that's in the Old West...²* FramingDevice: The entire story is told as a puppet show.²* GagBoobs: The Brothel Madam. It's not as great as it sounds... Still enough to make her a candidate for the queen of hell.²* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Even in a world of silly Western puppets with anachronistic levels, the Wavy Tube Man really comes out of nowhere. Notable in that he's the first boss.²** [[FridgeBrilliance Given the seemingly ramshackle nature of the puppet play, it's easy to imagine [=WTM=] being a makeshift prop standing in for a proper villain.]] ²* GunsAkimbo: A couple of segments have the Gunstringer whip out a second gun and shoot just about everything onscreen.²* IWasQuiteTheLooker: If you're to believe the Brothel Madam's poster. Could be a case of VeryFalseAdvertising.²* KillItWithFire: One of the upgrades is a flamethrower. That's right...a flamethrower in a Western.²* [[LineOfSightName Line Of Sight Premise]]: The game came about when the two heads of Twisted Pixel were in a meeting with a Microsoft exec in a Tex-Mex restaurant to pitch an idea for a Kinect game. Unfortunately, they ''didn't have one'' (to be precise they did but it was found at the last minute to be impractical with the Kinect's technology) and eventually the representative left to use the bathroom wanting to hear it when she got back, giving them [[OhCrap only a few minutes to come up with a new game idea]]. They had previously discussed a game based on marionettes and one of them noticed a painting of a skeleton cowboy. And the rest is history.²* MaleGaze: Gunstringer can not help but stare at the Brothel Madam's assets, it is the only noticeable time he smiles.²* {{Mayincatec}}: The Lady of the Dead has an Aztec name (Mictecacihuatl) and is the living embodiment of Dia de Los Muertos.²* MediumAwareness: The Gunstringer knows full well he's in a puppet show and takes a bow after every act.²* {{Muppet}}: The Sheriff that works for the Old Baron is an all out parody of one.²* {{Necromancer}}: The Lady of the Dead.²* NightOfTheLivingMooks: There are thousands of paper zombies that go after you in th Lady of the Dears level.²* OldMaster: The Beard Master.²* PerpetualFrowner: Gunstringer²* [[spoiler:PlotBasedPhotographObfuscation]]: [[spoiler:A rare non-obvious example; the photograph is torn ''horizontally''. It hides the identity of the worst member of the posse: ''you'' - the player.]]²* PrehensileHair: The Beard Master's beard.²* SamuraiCowboy: The Beard Master's minions.²* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: The shotgun upgrade is capable of clearing just about half the screen in one shot.²* SupernaturalMartialArts: The Beard Master.²* RageAgainstTheAuthor: For the finale, [[spoiler:The Gunstringer decides to [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou kill off the Twisted Pixel Developers in the audience]]]].²* RailShooter²* RevolversAreJustBetter: It's a western. What do you expect?²* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: What the entire plot boils down to.²* TheWestern: Natch.²----


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