It's like Sunset Riders but better. Why do I never hear it mentioned anywhere? It's peak Konami.

It's like Sunset Riders but better. Why do I never hear it mentioned anywhere? It's peak Konami.

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To answer your question: it was a bit too gay for the early 90s. Not coincidentally, there was no home console port, either.
    Great game though.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's this genre called?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      "Action Game".

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >What's this genre called?

      I call it the 'Rolling Thunder' genre. Rolling Thunder was inspired by the old Elevator Action games, but turned into a side scroller. Stuff like Sega's Shinobi, Shadow Dancer, ESWAT, Code Name: Viper, Joe and Mac (arcade), Sunset Riders. the genre generally involves two level playing fields (high and low), one hit deaths, duck and cover gameplay, saving hostages, or opening doors to find items. Lots of memorization.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh I thought this game was one of those Wild Guns shooters

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Run and gun

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    looks like some ABC Saturday morning cartoon that runs for 4 episodes and gets memory holed

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was based off a really obscure cartoon. Konami was literally grabbing any license they could after how popular their TMNT games became

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cow Boys was really half baked. A bunch of companies jumped on like it was going to be the next TMNT. There were toys, clothes, weird accessories. Kids didn't receive it, maybe it wasn't marketed enough, or it just sucked. I remember seeing, for several years, Cow Boys, toys, paper plates, cookies, party favors, tshirts, kids shoes at PicNSav/Biglots.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Kids can detect ripoffs just as easily as anyone else.

          Listen to this in its entirety.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Of all those humanoid animal shows in the wake of TMNT it was probably Street Sharks of all things that had the most success.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            that's cuz street sharks was jawsome, those toys were killer

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Of all those humanoid animal shows in the wake of TMNT it was probably Street Sharks of all things that had the most success.

            Biker Mice from Mars had more success than Cowboys of Moomesa. It was part of the 'we want to be the next Ninja Turtles' trend. CowBoys of Moomesa was created by an artist that worked for Mirage Studios, so it does have some Ninja Turtles DNA in it. They were really trying to make it a thing. But maybe the weird alt 'old west' scenario didn't work out? Maybe it was a bit half baked?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              There had been a small uptick of wild west interest in the 90s after being dormant for about 20-30 years. Back to the Future III, Feivel Goes West, and Tombstone were all relatively new at the time. My guess is that the creatives of the time would have been old enough to have childhood memories of 1950s westerns. Kind of like how 80s nostalgia is big now.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Its true. In fact the only reason I remember it is because it was the lead in show to Sonic The Hedgehog on Saturday mornings. I'd always catch at least the last ten minutes or so. It was you bog standard Saturday morning cartoon that tried to bank on TMNT.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember this game always had a line of people waiting to play, same as Violent Storm which didn't get ported either.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >but better
    I felt it was kinda limited in movement compared to SR. Still good though. It's amazing how Konami made so many good games based on western cartoons.

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