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Outlaw

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
2.0
Atari 2600
68
2.2
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Description

In Outlaw the player controls a gunslinger in the Old West. It features both one and two player games. In the one player version, the goal is to shoot a moving target as many times as possible in 99 seconds. In the two player version, each player tries to be the first to shoot his opponent ten times. Several game variations are included in both the one and two player versions.

In the middle of the screen is one of several possible obstacles to make the game more difficult. A giant cactus, a stagecoach, a moving stagecoach, or a breakable wall all can block the target or provide some shelter for the player to hide from opponents shots. The player also has the choice of unlimited fire or only a six shooter. If the player chooses the six shooter, then each player must use up all six shots before either player can reload. Lastly, there is the getaway option. With getaway, a player may move immediately after firing; without getaway, a player must remain stationary for as long as his bullet is on the screen.

Screenshots

Outlaw Atari 2600 A two player game with the breakable wall
Outlaw Atari 2600 A game with the stagecoach as an obstacle
Outlaw Atari 2600 The one player target test
Outlaw Atari 2600 A two player game in progress

Alternate Titles

  • "Gunslinger" -- Sears Tele-Games release

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User Reviews

A game worth trying if you provide a second player, otherwise, don't bother... Atari 2600 RobinHud (64)
Why can't the block people get along? Atari 2600 TheoryOfChaos (55)
Dawn of the fighting game. Atari 2600 eratik (109)

The Press Says

Techtite Atari 2600 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
All Game Guide Atari 2600 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Informer Magazine Atari 2600 Jun, 2005 7 out of 10 70
VideoGame Atari 2600 Oct, 1991 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Jan 23, 2002 C 50

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