Sunset Riders

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
Arcade
...
...
Genesis
74
3.5
SNES
76
3.9
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Description

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...

Screenshots

Sunset Riders Arcade I'm burn!
Sunset Riders Arcade Gatling gun
Sunset Riders Genesis Being dramatically shot in front of a saloon
Sunset Riders Arcade Intro

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis 2004 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) SNES Dec, 1993 4.5 out of 5 90
Nintendo Life SNES Dec 20, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Gaming since 198x SNES Mar 10, 2012 4 out of 5 80
Total!! UK Magazine SNES Nov, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Dec, 1993 7.8 out of 10 78
Mega Fun Genesis Jan, 1993 76 out of 100 76
Video Games SNES Dec, 1993 70 out of 100 70
High Score Genesis Nov, 1993 3 out of 5 60
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Dec 10, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55

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Trivia

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 (45153) and Satoshi Kunsai (1810)