Sometimes a Game of the Year candidate fly right under your nose and make for a pleasant surprise. If you were to tell me at the start of 2021 that a game starring a bounty hunter goose with an arm cannon would be one of my best gaming experiences of the year, I’d tell you that you’re about as crazy as the concept of a game starring a bounty hunter goose with an arm cannon. Blastmode and PLAYISM’s Mighty Goose takes the classic formula of Run and Gun Arcade games like Metal Slug and injects more speed, enemies, and plenty of unlockable upgrades to create a thrilling modern take on a nostalgic genre.