There is a little game for the the Atari 2600 called
Stampede where you have to lasso cows. This game is somewhat
similar to that but is unique enough to set it apart. This is
one of those odd little games that you will either really like
or really hate. It can be infuriating at times but it is not
You are a cowboy who needs to lasso animals.
You start off with sheep that are yellow. They look like they
are covered in butter or something. I know some of you are
snickering out there. It is your job to lasso all of them. You
get 900 points for each one and more points for getting multiple
ones with one lasso. Sounds pretty easy. Well these are not
ordinary sheep, they are killers! If they hit you, say goodbye
as you are dead. Talk about some nasty sheep. Must be the
covered sheep and there is that pesky dragon.)
Just lassoing killer
sheep would not be enough of a game. They also throw angry dogs
or wolves or maybe even dingos at you. These canines charge at
you and want to eat you. You cannot lasso them and they will
break up your lasso. So how do you deal with these dogs? You
shoot fireballs at them! Why didn't I know that. You can win
a level by either killing all the dogs or lassoing all the
sheep. Not exactly the kind of game that is endorsed by PETA.
But wait, there is
more to this game. If killer sheep and angry dogs were not
enough, you also have to deal with dragons. They pop out of the
ground and shoot fire at you. Why? I have no idea. But they
can be a real pain. Just avoid them at all costs.
One thing you will
learn in this game is not to get cornered. There are a few
areas that it is quite easy to get cornered in. If that
happens, you will be up to your eyeballs in sheep, dogs and
dragons. So keep moving and you should do allright. I found it
easier to just kill all the dogs than to lasso all the sheep.
But you may find the other way easier.
(At least the
cows look normal.)
Once you finish the
sheep, you get cows. These look normal enough. Finish that
level and you get to corral blue horses. Sounds strange but so
does dragons that pop out of the ground, so it is pretty much
par for the course on this game.
While the game can
be tough and it is a bit strange, I found myself enjoying it.
It is quite a challenge to beat a level and trying to get to the
horses is enough to drive a sane man crazy. It is not a classic
by any stretch but it is pretty fun. Just one of those little
games you will play from time to time.
This is just a review of the arcade machine.
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