Sunset Riders

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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 New mission awaits you
Sunset Riders Arcade They are bosses
Sunset Riders Arcade Ride in forest
Sunset Riders Genesis Hands up!

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A bad port of a fantastic game. Genesis retroboy 275 (9)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) SNES Dec, 1993 4.5 out of 5 90
HonestGamers SNES Apr 30, 2005 9 out of 10 90 Genesis Jan 14, 2010 17 out of 20 85
Sinclair User Arcade Dec, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Nintendo Life SNES Dec 20, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Dec, 1993 7.8 out of 10 78
Video Games SNES Dec, 1993 70 out of 100 70 Genesis Nov 27, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Total! (Germany) SNES Sep, 1993 2.75 out of 6 65
Power Play Genesis 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!
Contributed to by Pseudo_Intellectual (45140) and Satoshi Kunsai (1810)