As you probably already know, super bullets in Samurai Gunn 2 can be fired in 16
different directions. 8 of these are relatively easy (those being the up, down, left, right,
and 45° shots) while the others, the 22.5° shots take more practice. For complicated reasons, 4 of these shots are even harder than the other 4.
However, there is a trick that allows you to perform these harder angles in a significantly
On the left are the four angles are the ones I'm referring to. Each of them requires you to
first dash in a vertical direction, and then shoot in a horizontal direction. Without
getting into why (details are in the link above), that's not easy to do! Instead, what if we
could have the game do it for us?
Luckily, we absolutely can. See, the game doesn't actually care that we're holding the
correct direction while we shoot and dash. All it cares about is that the shot and the dash
come out in the right direction. You may think these are synonymous, but there's
one important situation where they aren't: When no input is held. As demonstrated on the
right, shooting and dashing have separate behaviours when not holding any direction.
Specifically, shooting goes in the direction you're facing and
dashing goes in the opposite of whichever direction you last held.
This website, which attempts to accurately emulate all aspects of Samurai Gunn 2's super
bullet system, does take this into account. Those are what the "Neutral Dash Direction" and
"Neutral Shot Direction" displays are under "Show Inputs". So if this knowledge is new to
you, you can try it out right away! Hop over to Quiz Mode and shoot a few supers until it
asks you for one of these trickier angles. Show the hint, and it will tell you which
direction you need to dash and shoot to get the angle it asks. See if you can figure out how
to make the game do the work for you!
For example, say it wants you to dash up and shoot left. Well, you know that a neutral shot
will come out in whichever direction you're facing, so you can tap left to make sure you're
facing that way. You also know that a dash will come out in the opposite direction of what
you most recently held, so you can tap down to set that behaviour to go up. Looking at the
input window, you can verify that your neutral dash points up and your neutral shot points
left. Simply input a super without holding any directions, and you'll fire it off in the
With time, this will become second nature. You'll no longer need to keep the input window
open to verify you've done it right. Soon after, you won't even need the hint open; you'll
just recognize the pattern. Once it's been burned into your muscle memory, you can start
wowing your opponents with trick shots from across the map.