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Cowboy Kidz

• Publisher: Byte Back
• Developer:
Mc Lothlorien
Release Date: 1990
Code: Andrew Carter

GFX: Andrew Carter
Music: Andrew Carter

ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 78%
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ENDING FILE:
cowboykidzend.zip


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> COWBOY KIDZ by Byte Back


• Completed by Neil Collins & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Neil Collins

On completing Scuba Kidz, you are told to look out for the forthcoming release Cowboy Kidz, so I tracked it down and gave it a shot...

This game is very, very poor. It's similar to something made using Sensible Software's SEUCK. Ten levels of repetitive scrolling over identical landscapes, and shooting badly drawn cowboys. You have to accompany a train up the screen to ensure the villain on board gets put away. At the end of each level, you get a bonus and it tells you the name of the man you have put away, before the next level begins. It's a very boring affair.... Zzzzz


The final level is complete!


Time to rack up those scores.


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:

  • Neil: Using an an infinite lives cheat and an emulator on warp speed to get the job over ASAP.
     
  • Vinny: I ripped this one to pieces and created a crazy hack, which you can download from HERE.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: The final villain is the sheriff. Once you have completed level ten and escorted him successfully, you get a short message to tell you that the game is complete as all the villains are now in jail. Nice shooting cowboy! (or cheating in my case)...

COMMENTS:

  • Neil: Crap game. Crap end. A waste of 6 minutes of my life. 1/10.
     
  • Vinny: As simple as the game is, I still enjoyed playing it, but it does get a little repetitive very quickly - which is why I decided to crazy hack it!

    As for the ending... erm... what ending? I was expecting a little animated sequence or something. There's no excuse as there was plenty of space left in the memory. 1/10 from me too.
  • Andy Vaisey: Eh? Sinus sprite cowboys on the title screen? Not an inspiring start and, unfortunately, it does not improve in the slightest right through to the poor ending.
  • Andrew Fisher: Byte Back's releases were a strange lot - you get re-releases, poor budget originals and the brilliant conversion of the Pickford brothers' Cosmic Pirate.

    This is one of those poor originals, even if the premise had some promise it was derailed by a poor ending.
  • Gaz Spence: The forced 3D perspective doesn't really work and the game play is very simplistic. The ending is about what you'd expect for such a lame game.
  • Brendan Phoenix: The only cowboy's are the one's who coded this ending. Yee Ha!

FINAL SAY: The only criminal here is the programmer... He's the one who needs locking up.

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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