North American cover art
Cowboy Kid is a video game for the NES inspired by Konami's Ganbare Goemon series. It was first released in Japan in 1991 as Western Kids (ウエスタンキッズ Uesutan Kizzu?) by Visco. In January 1992 it was published in North America by Romstar.
The player controls a young gunslinger who travels the land fighting villains and playing mini-games. (In 2-player games, a second player controls his Indian companion.) The main gameplay involves you moving around the towns horizontally collecting gold by hitting chests while killing the bad guys at the same time. There is also an RPG element where people have to be visited in towns for information. Once a player has acquired the required gear to be made sheriff, an outlaw must be killed for bonus money. A shooting range is included where players have to shoot down enemy targets while avoiding the targets that represent innocent bystanders.
Bad guys include the Wild Wold Chief, Slash Joe, Billy Morgan, the Mad Brothers, Master Keith Hawk and the Scorpion Master.
Player can use five different weapons in order to defeat the enemies.
- Cowboy Kid at GameSpot
- Cowboy Kid at GameFAQs
- Cowboy Kid at MobyGames
- Japanese-to-English Translation of Famicom games
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