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Armored Hunter Gunhound

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This page is for the original 2009 game. For the 2013 remake, see Armored Hunter Gunhound EX.

armored hunter GUNHOUND
armored hunter GUNHOUND cover
DRACUE Software
Release dates
Windows December 18, 2009
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Vehicles Robot
Art styles Anime
Themes Asia, Sci-fi
Series Gunhound
Armored Hunter Gunhound 2009
Armored Hunter Gunhound EX 2014


This game is not playable in English (see Localizations for supported languages).

Armored Hunter Gunhound is an anime robot shooter game developed by DRACUE Software. It is a mecha run-and-gun game inspired by Masaya Games' Assault Suit series.

The game was first released through in Japan on December 18, 2009 and was later re-released digitally through DLsite on February 5, 2010. The game was supported between 2009 through 2010 with patches to address issues and gameplay balance. The game was later remade in 2013 for the PlayStation Portable and was ported back to PC via PLAYSIM and Steam in 2014 as Armored Hunter Gunhound EX, featuring a retelling of the original game's story, updated graphics, a new soundtrack, and new gameplay content. Owners of the original Armored Hunter Gunhound were eligible to upgrade to the 2013 remake for free by using an upgrade tool supplied by the developers. The game's source code has been released as open-source in 2016. Due to the suspension of DRACUE Software in 2018, however, Armored Hunter Gunhound EX was removed from digital distribution on PC and the EX Upgrade Tool no longer works. The availability of the original Armored Hunter Gunhound was not by the developer's suspension despite its remake being delisted and is currently available on DLsite.

The original Armored Hunter Gunhound has compatibility issues with Windows 10 or later, such as fullscreen mode causing the game to show a black screen unless played in windowed mode, and requires a workaround to fake a fullscreen display; see here for potential solution, and if need, set the game to 16:9 widescreen mode in the Options menu. Keyboard bindings also cannot be remapped and uses an awkward control scheme, thus a controller is recommended.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
Digital re-release via DLsite Japan.
A demo is available from DLsite.
Was not released overseas.
A tool was available prior to the developer's temporary suspension to upgrade the game to Armored Hunter Gunhound EX, however downloads were taken down along with their website and the tool no longer works as December 8, 2019.[1]

Essential improvements


The last official patch (v1.06) can be downloaded here.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]


General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Runs at 4:3 letterboxed by default, but features a 16:9 widescreen mode.
4K Ultra HD
Runs at a base resolution of 480x360 (4:3) or 480x264 (16:9)
Field of view (FOV)
2D game.
Can be toggled with Alt+ Enter. Game window be rendered between x1 or x2 using Nearest neighbor scaling.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming and set the game to widescreen mode, if needed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Game is capped between 60, 30, and 15 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Controller remapping.
Controller remapping.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Uses a pre-defined set-up of A, S, Z, X, Q, W, and Arrow keys for keyboard and cannot be changed.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse not used at all.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Controller is not configured by default.
Full controller support
There is no exit option in the game. It must be forcibly closed by pressing Alt+F4, pressing Esc in windowed mode, or closing the game window. Controller remapping also requires input from the keyboard.
Controller remapping
A visual guide can be used for the recommended controller set-up.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
PlayStation controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Uses DirectInput.
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg No controller prompts within the game, and buttons/axes are referenced by number in the controller configuration screen.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Controller must be plugged in before starting up the game.
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
No audio settings whatsoever.
Surround sound
All dialogue is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Some parts of the menus are in English.

Issues fixed

Game does not render properly in exclusive fullscreen

Run the game in borderless fullscreen[2]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 2.0b
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0b compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX-compatible sound card


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


  1. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2019-12-08
    I attempted to use this tool on a clean re-install of the original Armored Hunter GUNHOUND and kept running into the program crashing while upgrading the game, likely due to the upgrade tool no longer being able to access the servers to obtain the files to perform the upgrade.
  2. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2019-12-08
    Like its remake, exclusive fullscreen mode is broken on Windows 10 due to sharing a similar engine, but Borderless Gaming can render the game to borderless fullscreen windowed albeit stretched to the screen. The widescreen mode can alleviate scaling issues for those with 16:9 displays, however.