Sunset Riders is a strong translation of the arcade hit. It s a Wild West Shoot ‘em up that pits you in a gun-to-gun series of showdowns against some of the meanest villains ever to tote a six shooter. One or two players simultaneously can collect mucho dinero by tracking down the faces on the wanted posters. Or just for laughs, you and a friend may prefer to sling it out as dueling Bounty Hunters in the Versus Mode.
Each mission is a running gun battle through western territories full of stacked crates and other obstacles. In each territory the gangs of the wanted men wait to drygulch you, shooting you in the back or worse. At the end of each territory you must have a showdown with the wanted man and his meanest cohorts. If you take him down you'll collect the bounty...and go on to a bonus round.
Along the way, you'll see leather pouches containing everything from rapid fire bullets to money and dynamite. There are stars that give you access to the bonus level at the end of each stage and in many places, money just lying around for the taking. Just don't stand around too long or you'll draw fine from some itchy trigger-fingered rascal.
Sunset Riders has sound and music that are echos of the Old West, from ricochets to digitized "yipees!" You'll find that Sunset Riders rapid fire action moves as fast as the Pony Express. Remember these words... "The reward for success is cold, hard cash and the reward for failure is a cold, hard tombstone." What are you waiting for? Grab leather...Pilgrim.
Unlike most other games in the genre, you aren't fighting an alien invasion or battling a supernatural force. You aren't defending a planet from a ghastly evil or trying to take down a biomechanical monster. You're...well...you're killing indians and bandits.
As the fastest gun in the West, youre held in high regard by the Dodge City Undertakers Union. But in Sunset Riders, your marksmanship is about to be put to the test by some of the most ruthless outlaws youve ever seen. Youll have to make your way through seven intense levels of shootouts, holdups, and showdowns as you seek to defend your title as the fastest draw in the land. Tracking down stagecoach bandits, catching up with train robbers, and hunting down the infamous Hank Hatfield are on the menu, and the lead will be flying non-stop. Along the way, look for power-ups and special weapons that will give you the advantage making your job easier. If you think youre quick on the draw, then you owe it to yourself to get Sunset Riders.
The levels in Sunset Riders are nicely varied. You start out in your typical gold mining town, then you get to blast it up on a train, next comes Indian territory, and last is a Spanish villa in the middle of a forest. Most of it is just plain blasting and destroying, but every once in a while you get something more interesting to do, like jump on the backs of cattle, hop around on rope lifts, and shoot down cement walls. The enemies you encounter come in three types: crazy mexicans, bandits, and indians. There are some deviations from that, but the majority of cannon fodder you'll come across fits into one of those categories.
2005-07-12 Steve, Bob, Billy, and Cormano are the Sunset Riders.