SummaryDawn of the fighting game.
The GoodThis game introduced the genre of fighting games. Just like the hundreds or thousands of fighting games to follow, if you've got a friend this game is almost infinitely playable. A few different settings, too, lend some variety.
The BadWhile much of the charm of the arcade forefather Gunfight is retained, the Atari version feels more limited. You have a fairly small box in which to move, you can shoot at only 3 angles, the barriers don't vary. The graphics and sound are not great.
The Bottom LineYou are a cowboy and you've got a gun. If you've got a friend, you and that friend shoot across the screen at each other until somebody's been killed 10 times. If you haven't a friend, you shoot across the screen at a moving bullseye until you hit it 10 times. Different settings provide for destructible or indestructible barriers (cacti, Conestoga wagons, walls) between you and your opponent.