Dashin' Desperadoes (Genesis)

Dashin' Desperadoes Genesis Title screen


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Two cowboys try to win a girl's heart by racing each other in side-scrolling run-and-jump obstacle courses. The first to arrive will get her love. The duel takes you through six worlds with three levels each. In order to move on to the next world, you have to destroy the vehicle of your opponent, who has kidnapped the girl in each final level. Both singleplayer and multiplayer modes have horizontal split screens, which can be used strategically to slow down your rival.

The cowboys can jump, pick up weapons and dash at regular intervals to gain some extra speed. In order to win the level, you need to make use of the many obstacles. Some are meant to slow you down, but others, such as running shoes, skateboards or jump pads, can be used to improve your speed. There are multiple paths for each level as well.


Dashin' Desperadoes Genesis Avoid as many rocks as possible in this bonus game.
Dashin' Desperadoes Genesis Boss of the first world: chase the jeep before time runs out.
Dashin' Desperadoes Genesis Continue screen
Dashin' Desperadoes Genesis Third boss: destroy the plane before it takes off.

Alternate Titles

  • "Rumble Kids" -- Planned Japanese title

User Reviews

Not a classic GTramp (43629) 1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Oct, 1993 4.5 out of 5 90
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 20, 2013 16 out of 20 80
Game Players Jan, 1994 71 out of 100 71
Sega-16.com Oct 16, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1994 6.5 out of 10 65
Video Games Dec, 1993 53 out of 100 53
Retro Spirit Games Oct 13, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
The Video Game Critic Feb 17, 2006 D+ 33


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Sciere (320287) added Dashin' Desperadoes (Genesis) on Jun 24, 2004