Gunsmoke (Software Invasion) Review | Electron User - Everygamegoing

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Gunsmoke
By Software Invasion
Acorn Electron

 
Published in Electron User 2.06

Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like picking up a gun and shooting a few dozen people? Well, with Gunsmoke you can shoot as many as you like. But you have to be fast on the draw and quick on the trigger.

The game starts by setting the scene, a well drawn view of one side of a Western town with a store, saloon and sheriff's office. You play the lawman, controlling an animated figure who walks up and down the street. Suddenly, you're under attack from up to sixteen baddies who appear in the windows of buildings and shoot at you. You have to run to avoid the bullets then fire back.

Even if you get hit you have three lives and, as a special offer, for every sixteen gunmen you kill you get an extra life.

It's a simple game that will mostly appeal to children, The animated man could be a little better but otherwise the graphics are excellent. Not too difficult, it's the kind of game that has spectators looking over your shoulder and yelling, "Saloon top window. Quick!"

Nigel Peters