Sunset Riders (Genesis)

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The Wild West...full of the criminal element. Sir Richard Rose, the most despicable face in the criminal lot, has enough power to control the mining facilities, cattle ranches, and trading communities and turn everything to his favor. With that much power, he could literally buy himself the Wild West and control everything!

The people need help, desperately. And just as things were looking grim, who should ride into town but 4 men who have made a pact: to put down Sir Richard Rose and make the Wild West a free and peaceful place to live.

Steve, Bob, Billy, and Cormano are the Sunset Riders, and they're about to live out the wildest shootout the Wild West has ever seen...


Sunset Riders Genesis The boss doesn't have much to say
Sunset Riders Genesis Standard hostage situation. Free the girl on the right balcony to complete the first half of a level
Sunset Riders Genesis Choosing your character
Sunset Riders Genesis Title screen

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Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Dec, 1992 93.5 out of 100 94
The Video Game Critic Apr 30, 2000 A- 91
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) 2004 9 out of 10 90
Mean Machines Apr, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Power Unlimited Sep, 1993 8 out of 10 80
Gaming since 198x Mar 10, 2012 4 out of 5 80
Mega Fun Jan, 1993 76 out of 100 76
Play Time Apr, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Video Games Apr, 1993 49 out of 100 49
Power Play Feb, 1993 48 out of 100 48


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Censored content

In Stage 6 of the SNES version of Sunset Riders, a major censoring had taken place...

The original arcade version's Stage 6 resembled the "Cowboys and Indians" battles of old Wild West movies from the 50s and 60s. Basically, your character was up against Native American warriors armed with bows and arrows, and the boss of the stage was a Native American shaman warrior (with a stereotypical name, of course) named Chief Scalpem. In the SNES version, ALL of the Native American warriors were removed and the generic bandits from the rest of the game were put in their place, yet Chief Scalpem remained the boss of the stage.

And from what I have heard, the Japanese Super Famicom version of Sunset Riders has its Stage 6 intact, remaining the same as the original arcade version!
Satoshi Kunsai (2093) added Sunset Riders (Genesis) on Jun 11, 2002
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