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Law of the West

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Description

The West is out of control and a new sheriff is in town. As you wander through the dusty streets of this cowboy town keeping law in order, you are encountered by many characters ranging from gunslingers to the ladies.

You must use your conversation skills to get through each character and if thats unsuccessful, you may have to use your quick draw skills and lay the law down.

Screenshots

Law of the West Commodore 64 Learned about a bank robbery.
Law of the West NES High score table
Law of the West NES The first encounter
Law of the West Apple II The first character you'll meet in the game

Alternate Titles

  • "ロウ・オブ・ザ・ウエスト" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Entertaining, if short, social strategy game Commodore 64 Frecklefoot (191)
Sort of fun until you realize you can just cheat. Commodore 64 Tom White (39)
Not Quite 'Deadwood', But Not Quite Bad. Apple II Guy Chapman (1744)

The Press Says

RarityGuide.com Commodore 64 Nov 24, 2008 86 out of 100 86

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Trivia

Cancelled Spectrum port

The game appeared in adverts from 1986 by U.S. Gold, highlighting the company's efforts to bring American software to the Spectrum customers of the UK. Unlike Psi -5 Trading Company, another Accolade title mentioned in these adverts, a Law of the West conversion was however never released.
Contributed to by Frecklefoot (191), OlSkool_Gamer (99), Martin Smith (63130) and Terok Nor (18751)