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Sunset Riders (4 Players ver EAC)

Sunset Riders (c) 09/1991 Konami.

A superb sideways scrolling shoot-em-up for one to four players set in America's Wild West. Four sharpshooter bounty hunters (Steve, Billy, Bob and Cormano) set out to claim the bounties given for killing the most wanted outlaws in the West. The ultimate aim is to survive long enough to reach the final showdown against Sir Richard de la Rose.

Sunset Riders is an incredibly playable game featuring colourful and well-drawn graphics, with a number of humorous visual jokes keeping players entertained. The side-scrolling action takes place both on foot and on horseback, with the action sometimes broken up with a wild west pursuit; such as having to run along the backs of a herd of fleeing Buffalo.

Each level ends with players entering a one-on-one battle against one of the wanted men they have been pursuing. Weapon power-ups can be found and collected to help players in their quest.


Game ID : GX064

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), K053260 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 288 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2048

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 (ATTACK, JUMP)


King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami Game Music Collection Vol.5 - KICA-7605) on 26/09/1992.


The US versions are slightly different, they have the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


Director : H. Tsujimoto

Art director : R. Itoh

Animation directors : Waitel, Schenker & Takeshi

Sound advisor : B. Maezawa

Music : Motoaki Furukawa

Sound effects : K. Fukui

Production designers : Naoko Sato, Hiroshi Hanatani

Electronic engineer : K. Furukawa


* Consoles :

Sega Mega Drive (1992)

Nintendo Super Famicom (1993)