Gumshoe

ガムシュー

Gumshoe
System Famicom / NES
Developer Nintendo
Genre Light Gun / Platformer

Mr. Stevenson is a retired detective whose daughter has been kidnapped by a mob boss King Dom. He must find the Black Panther diamonds in order to save her, but they are hidden all over the land.

Your level of control over Stevenson is limited. He runs forward blindly, and in order to make him jump you have to shoot him with the Zapper. You can also use the Zapper to take out enemies in his way. Stevenson has to navigate the stages and find secret passages in order to find all of the diamonds.

Release Information

Gumshoe

Region Date Name System
US Jun 1986 Gumshoe Famicom/NES
Europe 15 Jun 1988 Gumshoe Famicom/NES

VS. Gumshoe

Region Date Name System
US 1987 VS. Gumshoe Arcade

Cameos

Mr. Stevenson

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In an interview on Wired.com, Nintendo designer Yoshio Sakamoto discussed the inspiration for Mr. Stevenson:

So we had this old man who was running down the street, shooting things like a bottle, and it's not so much that you're shooting it, but you're telling it, "Jump!" This had changed quite a bit from Mr. Yokoi's original idea, but it had turned into something very interesting.

At the same time, I didn't even have permission from him, but I decided to make the character look a little like Mr. Yokoi. When he first saw it, he was very surprised: "What have you done here?"

Submitted by Da Robot

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