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As a lawman in the old west, you carry around a tin star and your NES Zapper. Your goal to to chase down outlaws and then win out over them in a fast-draw competition. Simply put, wait for your opponent to say "Fire" and then shoot first and shoot fast to win.

Wild Gunman can be played against one bandit, two bandits or in Gang mode where you shoot them as they appear in the doors and windows of an old saloon.


Wild Gunman NES Sucessful
Wild Gunman Arcade You got him.
Wild Gunman Arcade You lost.
Wild Gunman Arcade You won.

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Wild Gunman Screenshot
Wild Gunman Screenshot
Wild Gunman Screenshot
Wild Gunman Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ワイルドガンマン" -- Japanese spelling

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Sep, 1987 7 out of 10 70 NES Jan, 2014 B- 67
Retro Game Reviews NES Jul 08, 2015 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
All Game Guide NES 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
NES Archives NES Mar 24, 2009 C+ 58
Tilt NES Dec, 1987 11 out of 20 55
The Video Game Critic NES Jun 15, 2007 C- 42
1UP! NES Jul 15, 2005 42 out of 100 42
Video Chums NES Jan 09, 2016 2.9 out of 10 29
Power Play NES May, 1988 2.5 out of 10 25


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Wild Gunman was the first game ever made for use with the Zapper light gun, with Duck Hunt coming out two months later in Japan.

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