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Gun Bros for Xbox LIVE blasts its way onto the Windows Phone Marketplace [Video]

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Warning: This game comes with Bro-ops & could be awesome for your health

We’ve given you a sneak back in early June but now you too can get your hands on Glu Mobile’s Gun Bros game for Windows Phone. And it’s free.

The game is a classic top-down arcade shooter (reminds us a lot of SmashTV) where you and your ‘Bro’ go around and basically destroy everything you can. We like that idea. Plus you can upgrade you weapons along the way giving a unique level of customization.

We took it for just a quick spin (see the video below) on our Titan II and boy to the graphics look stellar…very arcade like and the controls aren’t too shabby (dual virtual sticks), so we’re thinking it should be good but look for our detailed review a little later.

Gun Bros is technically a ‘freemium’ game which means, well, that it’s free. The catch? There really isn’t one as you can play the whole game without paying a dime. But, if you want the cool experience with all the big guns, cheats and different options you will have to purchase those as you go along. Of course there are plenty of regular weapons and upgrades that are all free so there shouldn’t be too many complaints from you folks.

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Anyway, less talk, more rock. Go pick up Gun Bros for Xbox LIVE here in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Sound off in comments on your thoughts about the game. Thanks, zebrasqual, for the link

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nrask7 says:

Getting it now. Thanks Paul.

nrask7 says:

Oh no!!! Sorry Daniel....Thank You.

lol, Paul is busy/asleep...I got it for once ;-)

irlju#WP says:

Small typo in the line after the embedded video. Should read "Gun Bros is technically a 'freemium game..."

jedijaxpavan says:

Im glad it's early. Downloading now. Thanks

I'll give it a shot, but so far I've had bad experiences with Glu Mobile games

DaSchnee says:

I hate those free2play games. I would prefer if it just costs 3$ but without this micro transaction nonsense...

is anyone else getting an error at about 10% download
Samsung Flash

nrask7 says:

Im not. Samsung Focus.

cdbstl76 says:

Yes, but L900

Finally downloaded trying

cdbstl76 says:

With you... I didnt check the size of this was; the slowest download and install of any game/app I have encountered...

evilrobot says:

Just downloaded on OG Samsung Focus Rev. 1.3 - can't get past the 'select your gun brother' screen.  This sucks.  Clicking on either one doesn't do anything.

evilrobot says:

rebooting the phone seems to have fixed it.

nrask7 says:

I am able to play on my Samsung Focus. Good game.

selfcreation says:

i have rev 1.3 focus with no tango yet. works fine
maybe a tango bug?

kiddj55 says:

It takes about 90 seconds for the game to load and then it's asking me to choose my bro but it's unresponsive

planetrock says:

Same here. Just downloaded it on my Nokia 900.

Terrin says:

I will wait to download it to see if there is issues if so many people are having trouble :S

theefman says:

Working ok on my Lumia 900.

jhoff80 says:

The controls are WAY too small, even on a larger phone like the Lumia 900.  I'd hate to see how small they are on the Focus Flash or Lumia 710.  The joysticks are absolutely tiny, and there's buttons that are probably 20 pixel squares.  They clearly (poorly) crammed a tablet game onto a small screen.

schlubadub says:

Works great for me on my HD7 - same 4.3" screen as the Lumia 900. Either you have the world's largest thumbs, or you're trying to play with your feet :P

Edosbeats_HD says:

No problem
os 7.10.8107.79
32gb sd swap no issues

Jess82#WP says:

Its an ehhh game. Slow and wonky controls.

EAA575 says:

Downloading right now :)

Ton77 says:

Add me. Mr rick smits

Ton77 says:

Send me a message saying you want to play gun bros with the request

Terrin says:

can't really play its u download the buddy and it adds his equipment and name as your friends bro and the ai just controls him

Ton77 says:

Oh well... Jeez.

Cyruss1989 says:

I guess I play it on my One C then...
The "Xbox Phone" has the worst games by far...

selfcreation says:

good thing its not a Xbox phone then.....

Cyruss1989 says:

Can you guess why I used the quotation marks? Thought so.

theefman says:

Text is really small and hard to read in the menus, and movement can be tricky but so far its fun even though I seem to be dying way too easily.

dandrayan says:

The game loads fine on my HTC Arrive, but the gameplay feels sluggish at times and the sound effects randomly stop for a few seconds.

TechAbstract says:

Loading part is so long. Clearly not optimized.

Hey at least it's free... And it's an Xbox Live title so stop complaining.

They always gotta find something to complain about

theefman says:

So no one should offer any criticism of anything WP related, rather people should just be sheep and not give negative opinions, just positive? Thanks but no thanks, that's the apple RDF way, and for me at least that won't work.

dannejanne says:

Yeah without crisicicm what would the gaming world be like. Every studio thinks all their games are perfect because no one says anything bad about them. Criticicm (constructive) is needed for people to learn and evolve. If they are willing to take that in that is.
People give 5 stars too easily often just because they think it's fun and forget to criticize the bad parts about the game because most often they are there.

selfcreation says:

same thing to can be said about people giving 1 stars... often they exaggerate on the BAD quality..

or peopel that complain and write pages and pages of complaitns and then post it here instead of telling the DEV. how useless are they./...

unless people seriously think DEV's spends hours on Wpcentral reading comments ( some might ..most dont)

like people that complain about being able to use real cash in game.. so what? all that’s good for is clearing the game faster. you can still finish it with out spending a single penny.

or who was saying the controls suck? controls are awesome..

or my personal FAV.. complaining about loading time.. ROLF...  your life that busy  you cant wait 10sec?
then maybe you shouldn’t be  playing games.


Etyrnus says:

When it has taken 5 minutes to load the game on launch, that is a legitimate issue. 10-45 seconds would be understandable. But so far the initial load time is really the biggest issue, and I have a focus flash.

schlubadub says:

There is no way it takes 5 minutes. 1 minute tops! But yes, that is very slow.

Tahiti Bob says:

Getting stabbed is free but I'm sure you wouldn't want that, would you? Just because something is free doesn't mean it can't be shit and you can't complain about it.

Geez people get a life, there are more important things to complain about rather than this port. Just be thankful its an Xbox live title, its not like your whole lives revolve around your phones. JUST SAYING: GET A LIFE

nizzon says:

Hey drama queen, people are just giving feedback.

Hey princess, I don't care.

iggypop120 says:

This feels like it was rushed

kidjenius says:

what part does?
if you're talking graphics wise, remember that they can only so much without native code

Graphics are great! It's just everything else that sucks.
And nothing's wrong with WP, it's Glu that's not very good.

tommohammed says:

Lack of native code is what's wrong, but that's being fixed come 8

Nothing todo with WP7 in this case, just Glu being Glu.

rojar19 says:

One thing I'm mad about, WiFi just doesn't work on my phone, and since I'm on sprint I have unlimited data. Why can't I use my freaking 3g connection to download? If I can watch Netflix over 3g I should be able to download apps over it too.

CJ Thunder says:

Its really silly. I've connected to a friend's WiFi of his L900 and he did the same a few times. I guess I'm not an adult. Myatt meters fine, maybe in 8.0 with a meter built in we can do what we want.

Verkunder says:

This game is crud.

Murgatroyd7 says:

It may be free, but I still regret getting it.

Cyruss1989 says:

The game is, once again, a joke compared to the iOS and Android version.

IOS sucks anyway. And Android is meh.

Weird, I don't understand it.

How come so many people are having issues? I have an HTC Arrive on Sprint. I was able to download it, no problem, it loads really fast, and it doesnt stutter.

Of all the phones that can't play this game, it SHOULD'VE been the Arrive, but its taking it like a champ!
I guess it might have to do with the fact that I have a 32gb sd card and a custom rom on it, but if anything I thought that would make it worse... strange.

it wont go past the choose gun brother screen wtf??? its not responding?

dannejanne says:

I had no problems or bugs at all with the game on my Lumia 800. Not that I noticed anyway. The game was just not fun though even if it played well.

Ton77 says:

Its a port I think cause they forgot to take out the multiplayer option in the help menu. Says log in to gamecenter... Lol

dannejanne says:

How professional!

ShortStuff says:

Where can I get a case like the one in the pic for my HTC titan 1

jedijaxpavan says:

I second that question. Where?

How about for my hd7? I need a better case than the powerskin that I bought.

MacAarburger says:

is this US only?
it's not on the swiss marketplace or on the windowsphone site...

schlubadub says:

Nope, I got it in Australia. These things sometimes take a day or so to propagate to all the marketplace regions... sometimes they take a while to show up in search results, but can be found using direct links (as provided on this site).

mrfu55y says:

Got to level 17 then picked a gun and phone rebooted, back to level 0 with my character looking gold and blocky. Reinstalling just fixed character. Still level 0. Screen on lumia 710 is getting that hot playing thus I can feel it burning thumbs. Also does this game really need to take so long to load.

paulomalley says:

186MB?!?! What the heck!!!

kenzibit says:

Loving this game, my kinda game. Any one wanna play? Send me an invite @ kenzibit

TheMofaDe says:

Add me @mofade

Grizz_Prime says:

Great job getting us the early access as always Paul and wpc!

nuevocharrua says:

Slow and bad control :S

Kadcidxa says:

Loading times are painful. Controls are annoying. Game menu is confusing. Uses your MS points to buy things.

schlubadub says:

You only buy with MS points if you want to. Otherwise, just play the game and you will generate coins along the way.

nrask7 says:

"Desert Fox0420" is my gamer tag. I would like to tinker with the multiplayer section of this game. I tried the forums but can't reply to anyone's comments. :(

Yugikratos says:

i hv added you 

Tomasz S. says:

Works fine on my RM-801. I disliked at first sight, but once I learned the controls and bought better guns I can't stop playing, it's pretty addictive.
The only thing I would complain about are some xbl connectivity isssues.

bull2334 says:

Im still trying to find out how to recruit bros. My gamertag is BULL DatsWho504

Anyone who wants to do bro ops, send me a request. Want to see how it works.

Gemini Ace says:

Not working on my Lumia 900.  Are you guys contacting Glu?  It's a big problem based on the reviews and comments here.

paklic says:

hey, for Gun Bros multiplayer - add me..nick Paklic

Donthomasen says:

Simply love this game...need more bros though add me. Nick Donthomasen

dewittinfl says:

AWESOME GAME...ADD ME dewittinfl

would it be possible to download this on the x-box seein as its an x-box live game or is it just for the mobile phones?