Villordsutch on Nutaku’s new game Shooting Girl…
If you like your games with a bit of a challenge to them then you need look no further than Shooting Girl, the latest offering from Nutaku.com. I’ve played a fair few anime games from this stable over the past few months, but this was the first one to ever make me earn my levels and it was rather refreshing to get them too.
As with all games over at Nutaku.com, this is free-to-play – you just register and click on Shooting Girl to start, and you’ll be met with a YouTube video giving you a brief trailer for the game. However you can happily skip over this as the game gives you a step-by-step tutorial as soon as you start; along with this, as soon as more features unlock they too will be highlighted to you.
Shooting Girl is simple to pick up, though if you do get stuck you can look at the rather complete FAQ. Starting with picking your team leader, here you’re shown three young women each with a different gun and fighting style, along with their own special ability; I opted for the one that gives your team a minor defence buff at the beginning of each battle. You’re then assigned two extra members to your team with whom you’ll enter a battle. However before you go in you’re told about the materials that you’ll need before each battle – gunpowder, metal etc. – and also that the weather can affect the battle outcome. After the first round you’re graded, you come out thinking, ‘that was a breeze!’ and you’re smiling…just wait.
Before you go anywhere else I’d recommend you check your Gift Box in the Classroom, especially being a “Newbie”, as there is a huge bonus waiting for all new members to the game and you’ll be grateful for all of the treats in there. Remember to keep returning to the Gift Box when you log in as new team members will occasionally be gifted to you. It’s here in the Classroom you control most of the action when you aren’t fighting, from editing your team, retrieving mission rewards, scouting for new team members and accessing the Campus.
The Campus is your base of operations; though small in the beginning this contains your Infirmary, Accounting, Range Training, Laboratory and Workshop. Here in the Workshop I lost a considerable amount of my resources as I converted them into new items for my characters. Using a small amount of resources gets you a small item, however plough in a large amount of resources and you can expect to see something nice in return. Take heed mind you – on one occasion when I put 500 of each resource in to the machine, it failed and I was truly gutted.
Applying the items you’ve crafted to your characters is rather easy – you open up their character screen via the Edit Team button then you just equip the item after selecting the required character. However, if you want to apply more than one item, these characters need promoting which means you’re going to need more time playing – but that isn’t an issue.
Back to the fighting; on my second game I discovered that Shooting Girl wasn’t going to be a walk in the park. One of my characters was isolated by the three enemy robots, due to this my rank at the end of the match was lowered. After healing in the Infirmary I went back in and defeated the robots but it occurred to me I needed to be stronger so I scouted for another team member – which you can do once a day – and this made my team more powerful instantly. It’s then I noticed to unlock the third “Boss” level I needed to 100% on the first two levels; you simply cannot breeze through each stage and run off with the loot. If you wish, you can also “Practice” in the PvP room against other players.
Though most Nutaku games are aimed towards all ages, I myself would drop this game with the Young Adult bracket. However, as I mentioned at the beginning there are a great selection of anime games over at Nutaku.com so if this is something you like along with other games featuring Kanpani Girls, then head over Nutaku.com.