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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...


Sunset Riders SNES "I'm find a power-up! Enemies, here I go!!!"
Sunset Riders Genesis Nice reward, indeed
Sunset Riders Arcade End scene
Sunset Riders Arcade Title screen

Promo Images

Sunset Riders Screenshot
Sunset Riders Screenshot
Sunset Riders Screenshot
Sunset Riders Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "Arcade Archives: Sunset Riders" -- PS4 / Switch title
  • "アーケードアーカイブス サンセットライダーズ" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling
  • "サンセットライダーズ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Genesis Apr, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Mega Fun Genesis Jan, 1993 76 out of 100 76
Play Time Genesis Apr, 1993 74 out of 100 74 Genesis Nov 27, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Edge SNES Oct, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Video Games SNES Dec, 1993 70 out of 100 70 SNES Mar, 2004 6.8 out of 10 68
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SNES Oct, 1993 65 out of 100 65
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Dec 10, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 48 out of 100 48


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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 Rik Hideto (411385), Pseudo_Intellectual (63606) and Satoshi Kunsai (2074)