Wild West Guns Wii

Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Gameloft has crafted an addictive and attractive game with enough gameplay to keep you coming back for short blasts every once in a while, but there's not really enough meat on the bones to hold your attention for prolonged play sessions.
  2. The visuals are decent and the shooting’s precise, but it’s just too short.
  3. 68
    If you love games like Crossbow Training and you don't mind shelling out $10 for an hour of genuine gameplay, give Wild West Guns a shot. For everybody else, holster your weapon and move on.
  4. Looking past the lack of options, Wild West Guns has an entertaining core.
  5. Nintendo Gamer
    60
    Neither bad nor ugly, but reasonably good. [Nov 2008, p.73]
  6. 58
    Considering the production values and repetition, Wild West Guns is probably pushing it with a $10 price point, but for those looking to swap their virtual crossbow for a slightly less-enticing six-gun, this throwback shooter very nearly justifies the investment.
  7. Though the presentation is tight, the gameplay is quite dated and repetitive, and at $10 (and 300 blocks of Wii memory) it's no bargain.
  8. There's an inherent appeal in shooting targets that never seems to dim, but Wild West Guns is far too content to let that natural amusement carry the load for its own tepid design.
  9. Link’s Crossbow training and Ghost Squad offer more in-depth gameplay and more fun for a similar price.
  10. Wild West Guns is best looked at as perhaps a good first attempt. It has good settings and sound to suck you in to the Wild West theme, but the actual gameplay just falls short. The controls are great and responsive, but the game itself is just too repetitive and gets boring quickly. If more variety had been added then perhaps a higher score could have been given.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. LucoTheFish
    Aug 12, 2008
    6
    It's an extended version of the wii play shooting gallery. Levels include baloon pop, sombrero shoot (clay pigeon), tin can shoot, bunnyIt's an extended version of the wii play shooting gallery. Levels include baloon pop, sombrero shoot (clay pigeon), tin can shoot, bunny rescue (exactly like the alien invasion on wii play), shoot the badges (exactly like the target shoot on wii play), and wild west shootout (the only original feature).
    There are acheivements and rankings for each of the 6 set of games, but there's not enough here to keep you coming back. At 1,000 points and over 300 blocks of memory, it's only worth a look if you're desperate to break out the wii zapper again.
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  2. BrianFarmer
    Aug 10, 2008
    7
    People might be expecting too much from the Wii Ware games. Expectations of a game that costs *one fourth* the price of a new game shouldPeople might be expecting too much from the Wii Ware games. Expectations of a game that costs *one fourth* the price of a new game should differ from expectations for DVD based games. Specifically - graphics, sound, and length of game play from start to finish deserve to be considered differently. One thing that shouldn't be considered differently is the "fun factor." Either a game is fun, or it is not. Will you think this game is fun? Quite possibly. Ask yourself the following: Do I like light gun games? Do I believe that "beat my high score" can constitute replay value for a $10 game? If so, you will enjoy this game. If your only idea of fun is a 40 hour RPG, or if your only idea of replay value is the ability to unlock things, then you're going to want to look elsewhere.
    Graphics: 7 - I don't know if it's 480p or not, but the graphics look nice on an LCD, and is in full 16x9.
    Sound: 7 - Around 5 different sayings are repeated over and over again, and add *nothing* to the game. No voice would have been better!
    Control: 7 - A little finicky, and would have benefitted from the ability to adjust the speed of cursor movement to be faster.
    Replay: 6 - Progressively unlock 5 stages (1 is open from the start), unlock a harder difficulty, and beat your high score! That's enough replay for a while! Oh, and there are achievements, but I can't personally tell whether or not I have achieved them!
    Fun - 8 - What is here is fun!

    For fans of: The Point Blank series on PlayStation and Link's Crossbow Training.
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