Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Arcade
Author : Unknown
Standalone Release(s) : 1984: GUNSMOKE, Software Invasion, £6.95
1985: GUNSMOKE, Dixons/Software Invasion, Free In 10 Pack
Compilation Release(s) : 1986: MICROVALUE FOUR GAMES 2, Tynesoft, £3.99
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128
Supplier : SOFTWARE INVASION, 50 Elborough Street, Southfields, LONDON
Disc compatibility : CDFS E00, DFS E00
A realisitc 3D simulation of a heated Wild West Street Gun Battle in which you will have to defend yourself against up to sixteen enemy sharp shooters.
This game is compatible with the "First Byte" switched joystick interface.
Instructions' Source : GUNSMOKE (Software Invasion) Back Inlay
Review (Electron User)
Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like picking up a gun and shooting a few dozen people? Well, with GUNSMOKE you can shoot as many as you like. But you have to be fast on the draw and quick on the trigger.
The game starts by setting the scene, a well drawn view of one side of a Western town with a store, saloon and sheriff's office. You play the lawman, controlling an animated figure who walks up and down the street. Suddenly, you're under attack from up to sixteen baddies who appear in the windows of buildings and shoot at you. You have to run to avoid the bullets then fire back.
Even if you get hit you have three lives and, as a special offer, for every sixteen gunmen you kill you get an extra life.
It's a simple game that will mostly appeal to children, The animated man could be a little better but otherwise the graphics are excellent. Not too difficult, it's the kind of game that has spectators looking over your shoulder and yelling, "Saloon top window. Quick!"
Nigel Peters, ELECTRON USER 2. 6