Jesse James. Billy the Kid. Doc Holliday. These are just a few of the many legends whose stories make up the rich tapestry of the American West. But one tale has never been told until now: that of Hero.
Wild West Ransom begins with Hero in a tight spot: ghosts have taken his family and girlfriend hostage, and are holding them ransom in exchange for as many gold coins as our brave champion can gather. So he sets out to collect the riches in the hopes of giving the freedom back to their loved ones.
The game pays homage to a classic arcade offering in which players gobbled dots, avoided ghosts and ate fruit bonuses in an effort to rack up the highest score. Wild West Ransom also offers several power-ups to help Hero defeat the outlaws and Indians that pursue him.
Dynamite destroys every enemy on the screen, for example, and vials containing green gas allow Hero to leave a noxious trail in his wake. Our champion should avoid bottles of whiskey, however.
· Limited features and number of levels