In Ganpuru – Gunman Spoof, you play a poor, useless farm boy who is a disappointment to his father and is unnoticed by his hometown crush, the sheriff’s daughter. Ever since meteors crashed down on Strange Island (in the “American West”) in 1880, strange creatures have occupied the island. The inhabitants of Broncp Village know nothing about these strange foes that they call “Demiseed.” However, that soon changes when two alien UFOs crash near the village.
Zero, one of the aliens, requests to occupy the farm boy’s body. You oblige and thus are really playing as Zero throughout the game, but the player is the only one aware of this. This makes for some awkward encounters with townsfolk, but they quickly stop minding your strange, forgetful ways once you start clearing the Demiseed’s dungeons located throughout Strange Island.