Rejoice! Not only is Gunman Clive the cheapest game on eShop, but at £1.79 it is also only 20p more expensive than its iOS original. In the lawless badlands of eShop pricing that is pretty good going.
The extra 20p is easily justified by the addition of physical controls that elevate Bertil Hörberg's Mega Man-inspired platformer from fiddly touchscreen oddity to minor gem.
If Clive's DNA was extracted from a NES cart trapped in amber, it's spliced with more modern thinking. His pursuit of the kidnapped Ms Johnson is littered with boulder riding, mine carts, stampede dodging... every level spicing up its left-to-right gauntlet with a conceptual twist.
It eats ideas with the abandon of Mario Galaxy, even borrowing a few gravitational tricks. And it has a distinctly 21st century slant on gender equality, with the option to pursue a kidnapped Clive as Ms Johnson.
Her floatier jump is reason enough to replay the 20 stages, which is lucky, as Gunman Clive lives fast and dies young. Easily bested in an hour, the game is too fleet-footed, its cool ideas given short shrift in the dash to the next two minutes of fun. Another bizarro secret ekes out one more replay, but there's nothing beyond that. More please!