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The Wild Bunch
By Firebird
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #96

The Wild Bunch is an adventure, set in the Wild West and as such must be the only one of its genre. You have been wrongly accused of a killing, and with a Pinkerton man on your trail, pardner, you have to find the hombre who really filled him full of lead.

You can travel between various old western towns, to seek out clues to the identity of the real killer. At each town you can potter between the store, saloon, telegraph office, Sheriff's office or invite the bad guys out into the street for a showdown. The street shoot-out is depicted in full hi-res graphics to strains of High Noon. You wait for the gunfighter to move his hands, before making your move.

I kept losing until I imagined I was John Wayne, then I sent him to Boot Hill, only to find I had blasted the town's doctor. This annoyed the Sheriff, who promptly put me in clink.

For little more than the price of a good blank cassette, this atmospheric, semi-graphic adventure is well worth adding to your collection.


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