Gun.Smoke is very similar to Commando, another Capcom game. However, there are differences in Gun. Smoke. Whereas Commando is a run and gun game, this game is a scrolling shooter in which the screen scrolls upward automatically and players only have three ways to shoot which is done with three buttons for left, right, and center shooting. However, a player can also change the way Billy shoots through button combinations. You can still die by getting shot or struck by enemies like in Commando but you can better protect yourself by getting special items like: a horse, for protection up to three hits; boots, for speed of movement; bullets, for faster shots; and rifles, for shot length. You find these items by shooting barrels and you can stock up rifles, boots, and bullets up to five.