Shack's Arcade Corner - Sunset Riders

Ride out into the Old West with Greg Burke for this week's Shack's Arcade Corner, as he takes a look at the Konami coin-op classic, Sunset Riders.

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The age of the arcade beat-em-up included superheroes, walking turtles, and even cartoon sitcom families. But what about the cowboy? Where's the cowboy representation in this genre? Konami, makers of such arcade classics as the aforementioned Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game, had those needs covered with Sunset Riders.

Join Greg Burke as he discusses the many fine elements of Sunset Riders, from its unique take on the 2D beat-em-up to its distinct Old West setting. Watch as he discusses both models of the Sunset Riders cabinet, followed shortly by its brief history on consoles.

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    May 27, 2015 3:30 PM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Shack's Arcade Corner - Sunset Riders

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      May 27, 2015 3:54 PM

      This was notably better then previous Arcade Corner vids. More like this please.

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        May 27, 2015 3:58 PM

        Can you elaborate on what made this one better?

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          May 27, 2015 4:19 PM

          I think you hit a good balance of gameplay, showing the machine, showing a few powerups, touching on the console editions and then having a section of music.

          I'd even suggest expanding these out to maybe 4-5 minutes - personaly I'd like to see a few of the boss fights, especially...It seems a shame to talk about Sunset Riders without showing "Bury me with my Money!"... but I think you've got the formula down.

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            May 27, 2015 9:22 PM

            I agree with everything Cow said. In addition, I feel the video had better pacing then past efforts because you didn't try to shoehorn in jokes and memes in as you have in previous vids (For instance, the entire Super Scope 6 commercial in the Terminator 2 video, the Pryde of the X-Men intro in X-Men, or a kid freaking out during the Mortal Kombat video). This one felt better and more informative with the use of time.

            About the only criticism I'd have of this one would be that you noted some characters use 6-shoters and others rifles, but didn't elaborate on what the difference is, or show footage to illustrate.

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      May 27, 2015 4:08 PM

      Really like these type of videos (revisiting classic games, not just Arcade). Keep them coming!

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      May 27, 2015 9:39 PM

      That game was all kinds of badass. And yes, the music was amazing. Very similar to the TMNT2 arcade style.

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      May 27, 2015 10:41 PM

      Nice! I loved this game was pretty damn cool, it was the Red Dead of the Arcade era. Since I was a Contra mega fan this was pretty cool with the western vibe and some Contra influence was a cool creation.

      Good times, nice vid Greg I dug the break down in sections.

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