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Annie & Clint, two gunslingers, arrive at Carson City and get caught up in a gunfight. It's raining bullets and there are explosions everywhere. After an intense battle they enter the saloon where they dispose of every cowboy in sight while redecorating the interior. Our heroes flee the scene by climbing on the roof, but what's that sound? ... it's a HUGE robot!

Wild Guns is a shooter with a western & Sci Fi theme. Gameplay is somewhat similar to the Time Crisis & House of the Dead games, with the exception that the game isn't played from a first-person perspective but from a third-person perspective. You control your on-screen character as well as the aiming crosshair (at the same time). Select either Clint (yes, inspired by Mr. Eastwood) or Annie and shoot down tons of enemies while dodging bullets and jumping over incoming rockets.

After the Carson City level, the action continues in Desolation Canyon, an ammunition depot, a gold mine and a armored train (you can play these levels in any order). Finally there's a showdown with the big bad guy. Each of the 6 levels is divided into 3 sublevels. The 3rd one is always a boss-battle. During the game your standard weapon can be temporarily upgraded by collecting power-ups. If you want to create some serious mayhem you can detonate one of your bombs. Almost any object in the background can be destroyed.

Wild Guns has a two-player co-op mode. There's also a shooting gallery mode in which you can't die; this one is all about scoring as many points as possible.


Wild Guns SNES Stage select after the Carson City level
Wild Guns SNES Inside the Ammunition Depot, Clint fires his Gauss gun
Wild Guns SNES Clint detonates a bomb and gives the Ammunition Depot end boss a new definition of pain
Wild Guns SNES Title Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "ワイルドガンズ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Take your weapons SNES NeoJ (428)
Yihaa!! Outstanding action-packed blast-fest! SNES Roedie (5211)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic SNES Nov 24, 2001 A- 91
MaXoE Games SNES 2000 9 out of 10 90
Retrogaming History SNES Sep 23, 2010 9 out of 10 90
1UP! SNES Apr 27, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Nintendo Life Wii Jun 05, 2010 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
GamePro (US) SNES Nov, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Power Unlimited SNES Jul, 1995 7.5 out of 10 75
Total! (Germany) SNES Jun, 1995 2.25 out of 6 75
Mega Fun SNES Jun, 1995 66 out of 100 66
Play Time SNES Jul, 1995 66 out of 100 66


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