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For detailed information about this series, see: Gunbird at Wikipedia

Gunbird is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up game series by Psikyo.

Video Games

  • Gunbird (1994). Arcade. Later released for PlayStation and Sega Saturn. Rereleased for PlayStation Network on 2009, PC on 2015 and Nintendo Switch on 2017. The PlayStation port was initially localized as Mobile Light Force, which saw the removal of the gallery and all story cutscenes.
  • Gunbird 2 (December 1998). Arcade. Later released for PlayStation 2, Dreamcast, Android and iOS.
  • Gunbird Special Edition (Feburary 19, 2004). PlayStation 2. A compilation of the two Gunbird games with a few extra additions such as new difficulty options and Practice Mode. Known as Gunbird 1 & 2 in Japan.


  • Gunbird (August 1995). A 1-volume manga by Masato Natsumoto, released as part of the Gamest Comic series.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type

4Arrow L Yatterman1994 1994The Trump Gang from Gunbird is inspired by the Dorombo Gang in Yatterman, and the Gunbird manga features a reference to the series.3


Arrow L & R

Taisen Hot Gimmick1997 1997Marion is a secret character in several games of the Taisen Hot Gimmick series, while the Yanken dog from the series replaces the Elephant God in the Dreamcast port of Gunbird 2.1


Arrow L & R

Sengoku Ace199812 December 1998Aine from the Sengoku Ace series is a playable character in Gunbird 2, while Marion is a playable character in the Sega Saturn port of Sengoku Blade.1

4Arrow L Darkstalkers19980309 March 09, 1998Morrigan from Darkstalkers is a selectable character in the Dreamcast port of Gunbird 2.1

5Arrow R Dragon Blaze2000 2000The gem-spitting wooden head from Gunbird 2 reappears in Dragon Blaze.1


Double Arrow R

Gunbarich2001 2001Gunbarich is a spin-off of Gunbird.1

5Arrow R Taisen Net Gimmick20010628 June 28, 2001Several characters from Gunbird are featured in Taisen Net Gimmick: Capcom & Psikyo All Stars.1

4Arrow L Castle of Shikigami20030319 March 19, 2003The PlayStation 2 port of Shikigami no Shiro was first localized as Mobile Light Force 2, although it is otherwise unrelated to the first Mobile Light Force, a localized version of Gunbird.3