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Hired Guns

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Developed by
Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
82
3.7
DOS
...
3.3

Trivia

Cancelled successor

There was a newer PC version of Hired Guns being developed by Devil’s Thumb Entertainment in Boulder, Colorado, that was announced to come out in 1999 but got cancelled due to Psygnosis leaving the American PC game market in 2000 for PlayStation games.

Copy protection

The Amiga version featured two-stage copy protection. Once the password protection had been removed, the game appeared to be cracked. However, the game would recognise that the copy was pirated, and refuse to save the player's progress.

Inspiration

The unmanned sentry guns that can be placed down are inspired by the similar ones in the Special Edition of the movie Aliens (1986) according to Scott Johnston, lead designer of Hired Guns.

Information also contributed by ronalddvd and xxxxxxxxxxx

Contributed by skl (1140) on Feb 13, 2004. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (114949) and Martin Smith (63136)]. -- edit trivia