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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 Arcade Transport logs
Sunset Riders Arcade Shooting gallery
Sunset Riders Genesis Boss battle
Sunset Riders Genesis Want to play as Billy Cool?

Promo Images

Sunset Riders Magazine Advertisement
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

Gaming since 198x Genesis Mar 10, 2012 4 out of 5 80
Nintendo Life SNES Dec 20, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Mega Fun Genesis Jan, 1993 76 out of 100 76
Play Time SNES Dec, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Mega Fun SNES Nov, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Play Time Genesis Apr, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Nintendojo SNES May 01, 2006 7.3 out of 10 73
Sega-16.com Genesis Nov 27, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Zero Arcade Dec, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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 (471375), Pseudo_Intellectual (64871) and Satoshi Kunsai (2074)
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