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Buffalo Bill presents a collection of six Wild West themed mini-games, which hang together around humour-lead presentation and backdrops.You can play as many or as few of these as you like, and can always have another go at them if you fail.

First task is to throw knives at a spinning board upon which a surely-terrified and fortunately-skinny lady is locked - make sure to adjust for the rotation that will occur in the time your shot takes to hit. You get points for missing as many times as possible before hitting. Event 2 is based on shooting ability and is in two stages. First you must shoot the targets of criminals (but not innocents) as they emerge from the ground, next you must shoot the bottles they throw at you from over the horizon.

Event 3 is Calf Roping, in which you must position yourself so as to be able to throw your rope around the poor cow's neck. This is followed by Bronco Riding, in which you must adjust your balance to compensate for the Bronco trying to throw you off, by pushing the joystick out to balance two bars. Level 5 starts off like the Cow Roping, as you jump onto a Steer, before a joystick-waggling section starts. Last of all is a side-scrolling game in which you jump onto a stagecoach which has been invaded by Indians, and beat up the hijacker.


Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show Atari ST You can replay each event to get a better score
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show Atari ST Title screen
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show Atari ST Steer wrestling
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show Atari ST The final scores

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Alternate Titles

  • "Rodeo Games" -- DOS release
  • "Buffalo Bill's Rodeo Games" -- European title

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1989 10.6 out of 12 88
ST Format Sep, 1989 83 out of 100 83
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1989 79 out of 100 79
The One Aug, 1989 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Sep, 1989 52 out of 100 52


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  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year

Martin Smith (66822) added Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (Atari ST) on Sep 15, 2005
Other platforms contributed by GTramp (63272), Kabushi (232420) and Martin Smith (66822)