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Wanted: A Wild Western Adventure (Windows)

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Description

Gamers met the hilarious Fenimore Fillmore about six years ago when he was the main character in 3 Skulls of the Toltecs. The story and feel of the game is reminiscent of what a western version of Monkey Island could have been like.

In the wild west town, townsfolk and farmers are being threatened and intimidated by one rich bad guy, Starek. He wants to own the whole territory and fully intends to take the land by whatever means necessary. On Starek's side are several key figures in town including the Sheriff and the Banker. Needless to say, the people are worried and need help.

In rides "sweet and scatterbrained" Fenimore Fillmore fresh from the trail. He meets the lovely young schoolmarm, and it doesn't take long before he is completely smitten. But, as he soon discovers, her uncle is none other than Starek! Luckily she wants to help (going against her uncle's wishes). Fenimore resolves to free everyone from the fiend's clutches - and win her affections at the same time. Defending them will not be an easy task, though. These guys are rough and tough. Fenimore must be rougher & tougher!

Fenimore will have many amusing wild west situations and meet numerous crazy characters during his 3D adventure. Most of the "puzzles" involve talking to characters and using inventory objects. There are several "action" shooting segments requiring precision mouse movement and good reflexes.

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Wanted: A Wild Western Adventure Windows At times, the game changes into a shooter with a time limit.
Wanted: A Wild Western Adventure Windows Our hero, Fenimore Fillmore
Wanted: A Wild Western Adventure Windows Real heroes care about their outfit.
Wanted: A Wild Western Adventure Windows The whole town fancies the lovely Rhiannon.

Alternate Titles

  • "狂野西部" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Фенимор Филлмор The Westerner. Приключения на Диком Западе" -- Russian spelling
  • "Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner" -- European title

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User Reviews

Wanted: This game in 2D! Jeanne (75620) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars

The Press Says

Adventure Advocate May 09, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 2004 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 16, 2004 17 out of 20 85
Gamezone (Germany) Mar 17, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
CanardPC Mar 31, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Playback Jan, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Jive Magazine Dec 01, 2004 3.5 out of 5 70
GamersWanted Nov 19, 2004 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpy Oct 22, 2004 2.5 out of 5 50

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Trivia

The system requirements printed on the cover of the German release are quite uncommon. Here they are along with an attempt at an English translation:
  • P3 mit 733 Pferdestärken (P3 with 733 horsepower)
  • DirectX 8.1 kompatible Blaskappelle für den Sound (DirectX 8.1 compatible brass band for sound)
  • 128 MB RAM zum Einchecken (128 MB RAM to check in)
  • 32 MB 3D-Grafikkarte mit Handkurbel (32 MB 3D graphics card with crank handle)
  • 1 GB große Satteltasche für die Installationsdaten (1 GB saddlebag for installation files)
  • Kleine graue Eminenz - "Maus" Dein Auftritt (Little grey eminence - "mouse", make your appearance)

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Jeanne (75620) added Wanted: A Wild Western Adventure (Windows) on Jan 17, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (121977)