Arcade Attack Retro Gaming Podcast

Sunset Riders - Where is the love?

July 28, 2018

Sunset Riders is a Konami arcade classic. It was also ported to the SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis and the Nintendo SNES. But where is the love for this western side-scrolling run and gun masterpiece?

There's a certain cowboy franchise that's about to drop a massive sequel and it's got Dylan thinking about his favourite Western-a-like, Sunset Riders. Why no reboot mooted? Is it because Konami is holding the IP hostage? He's got some other theories and only a few are not ludicrous. Join the gang on a journey as they explore the game's arcade origins, 16-bit conversions and try to fathom why there appears to be not much love for this once revered game. And we only mention Red Dead Redemption a little bit...

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