Wanted (video game)

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For the 2009 video game, see Wanted: Weapons of Fate.
Developer(s) Sega, Tonka Corp.
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Sega Master System
Release date(s)
  • NA: December 31, 1989
  • EU: 1989
Genre(s) Shooting gallery
Mode(s) Single-player

Wanted (募集?) is a third-person, shoot 'em up arcade game released by Sega on December 31, 1989.[1] The player controls a sheriff in the American Old West, attempting to eliminate bandits from around the cities in the game. The game uses the Sega Light Phaser controller.


The player assumes the role of sheriff Michael Chen. The game is divided into rounds in which the player engages in gunfights in hotels, a saloon, and other locations throughout the city. The game requires quick reactions, as the player has only a moment to shoot an enemy gunslinger after they appear to avoid being shot and losing a life. The player can increase his life points by shooting barrels that are scattered across the city. The player must also take care not to shoot innocent civilians or gunmen who surrender, either of which will result in a lost life. The end of each round features a boss battle with a bandit leader.


This game won one of the prizes at the Capcom Festival in 2009.[citation needed]