Front Mission: Gun Hazard (フロントミッションシリーズ ガンハザード) is a side-scrolling role-playing shooter video game developed by Omiya Soft and published by Squaresoft, and was released in Japan on February 23, 1996 for the Super Famicom game console. Gun Hazard is the first spin-off entry and the second entry overall in the Front Mission series. It takes place in a completely separate universe from the other Front Mission games.
Front Mission: Gun Hazard contains the following tropes:
- The Alleged Car: Your starting Wanzer, the FN-08 Harby-G.
- Foreshadowing: Albert Grabner begins to notice that things are not what they seem to be on the outside.
- The Leader of the Cenktrich Guerrillas comments that the Nerve Gas is essential to their European Operations.
- The leader of the ZOHAR Alliance intended to destroy the Qasala Dam to destabilize the Middle East region instead of ending the war with the ARS.
- Luven Al-Habi points out the impossibility of the ZOHAR Alliance's ability to independently develop an advanced weapon like the Particle Cannon and strongly believes that they had received outside help. Luven's suspicions turned out to be right.
- Mr. Rinker tells Albert that Orwen willingly abdicated his position to Ark which seems very unlike him to give up that easily. It turns out that Orwen was actually replaced by an impostor.
- Luven is surprised to see that the mercenaries that are all over Tangany are very organized to the point of fighting like a regular army.
- Infinity +1 Sword: The SPS (Spark Shot) is by far the best special weapon as it is intangible (Physical Shields cannot block it), has automatic lock-on (never misses), hits instantly, and inflicts fast and heavy damage. The catch is that it's not available until late in the story and can only be found for sale at a secret shop.
- Man Behind the Man: See Characters Section for more information.
- Spiritual Successor: Gun Hazard takes all of the things that were learned from Target Earth, Cybernator, and Metal Warriors and improves upon them with many tweaks and additions to make what can be considered a great classic for the Super Nintendo.