Arcade Video game published 38 years ago by Capcom Co., Ltd.

Listed in MAME

Gun.Smoke screenshot

Gun.Smoke © 1985 Capcom Company, Limited.

Gun.Smoke is a vertically-scrolling shoot-em-up set in the Wild West, in which the player takes the role of a Billy; a young Sheriff charged with hunting down and killing a number of infamous 'Wanted' outlaws.

Each level is packed with gun-toting bandits and the Sheriff must shoot his way through the stage, before finally taking on the wanted outlaw 'boss' character at the end. Each outlaw wields a special weapon unique to them, such as a Winchester rifle, knives, darts or boomerangs.

Shooting the barrels that litter the levels reveals power-ups such as boots (for extra speed), rifles (for increased range) and bullets (for rapid fire). The game's 3 directional fire buttons (for firing left, right or ahead) can be combined (pressed Simultaneously) to create a total of 8 different firing directions.

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Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) Yamaha YM2203 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3


Gun.Smoke was released in October 1985 in Japan.

Gun.Smoke is based on the old famous T.V. series of the same name, the first TV broadcast was on September 10, 1955, and it ran until March 31, 1975. A total of 633 episodes were aired over the 20 seasons - only the last nine seasons being made in colour.

Jaime Guzman holds the official record for this game with 1465250 points.

Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Capcom Game Music - 28XA-94) on August 25, 1986.

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WORLD version :
* You can enter 3 chars for your initials.

JAPAN version (but English text though) :
* You can enter 8 chars for your initials.


* An Interesting Bug : When you're on Level 2, make sure you have a horse when you kill Roy Knife. Once he is dead, walk over his corpse and your horse will be killed. Roy raises from the dead as a sort of indestructible zombie. You can shoot him as much as you like, but he won't die. In this way you can play until you get tired of it.

* Secrect Character : If the total of inserted credit (NOT current credit) is a multiple of 16 (16, 32, 48...), the secret character 'Aka-jirou' (Red-dragonfly) appears and you can get 10000 pts when you kill it.
The number of dragonflies at one time is changed by current total inserted credit, for example : 64 credits = 4 dragonflies, 128 credits = 8 dragonfiles.
But in case of 256 credits, 50 dragonflies appear instead of 16!


1. Gun.Smoke (1985)
2. Desperado 2 (1989, Amstrad CPC)


From highscore table : Shi2Kura, ?Sakura?, Ota=Big5
Music by : Ayako Mori (Kura<3Aya)
Character designer: Noritaka Funamizu
Producer : Yoshiki Okamoto (Kihaji Okamoto)


NOTE: For ports released in North America, please see the Romstar conversion kit entry.

Nintendo Famicom Disk System japan (jan.27, 1988) "Gun.Smoke [Model CAP-GUN]"
europe Nintendo NES (feb.23, 1989) "Gun.Smoke [Model NES-GK-EEC]"
japan Sega Saturn (nov.12, 1998) "Capcom Generation Dai 4 Shou Kokou no Eiyuu [Model T-1235G]"
japan Sony PlayStation (nov.12, 1998) "Capcom Generation Dai 4 Shou Kokou no Eiyuu [Model SLPS-01701]"
europe Sony PlayStation (sept.3, 1999) "Capcom Generations 4 - Blazing Guns [Capcom Generations Disc 4] [Model SLES-31881]"
europe Microsoft XBOX (nov.18, 2005) "Capcom Classics Collection"
europe Sony PS2 (nov.18, 2005) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLES-53661]"
japan Sony PS2 (mar.2, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLPM-66317]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] japan (feb.19, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet [Model NPJB-00210]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] europe (feb.20, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] japan (feb.20, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] europe (feb.20, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] australia (feb.21, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"

japan Sony PSP (sept.7, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model ULJM-05104]"
europe Sony PSP (nov.10, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded [Model ULES-00377]"
australia Sony PSP (nov.16, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded"

europe Commodore C64 (1987)
europe Amstrad CPC (1987) "Desperado - Gun.Smoke"
europe Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1987)


Game's ROM.