Now you can play Gunstar Heroes on iPhone, if you want

Of the Genesis games ported to iPhone by Sega so far, we would suggest that Phantasy Star 2 was the best idea. It's turn-based, which means that you don't really need to rely on the virtual controls for quick, reflex-based actions. On the exact opposite end of the "good idea" continuum is Sega's latest iPhone port: Gunstar Heroes.

You could think of it as an "expert" edition. If you've somehow managed to master Treasure's run-and-gun masterpiece on the Genesis and/or Game Gear and/or Virtual Console, now try it without the benefit of knowing where the buttons are! Gunstar Heroes for iOS does have one rather impressive feature going for it: Bluetooth-based multiplayer. Perhaps it's time to invest in a set of Tactile+Plus stickers!
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SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON - November 22, 2010
SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced the launch of classic run-and-gun Genesis title Gunstar Heroes for iPhone® and iPod touch®. The game is immediately available for download on the App Store.

Gunstar Heroes follows the story of Gunstar twins Red and Blue as they battle Colonel Red and the Emperor, two evildoers bent on bringing the robot Golden Silver back to life to destroy the world. Packed with tons of enemies, huge boss fights and multiplayer capability via Bluetooth, Gunstar Heroes delivers the same tough-as-nails action gamers enjoyed in the original 16-bit title.

Gunstar Heroes is available for $2.99/2.39€/1.79£/AU$3.99 from the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
For more titles from the SEGA Genesis Series for iPhone and iPod touch visit www.itunes.com/appstore/.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.