Wild West C.O.W. Boys of Moo Mesa [Model GX151]

The Arcade Video Game PCB by Konami Co., Ltd.

Wild West C.O.W. Boys of Moo Mesa [Model GX151] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): moomesa moomesauab moomesabl moomesaab moomesauac

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade Video Game PCB

Wild West C.O.W. Boys of Moo Mesa © 1992 Konami.


Wild West C.O.W. Boys of Moo Mesa is a horizontally-scrolling platform run 'n' gun game for up to four players. The game is set in America's Wild West and is based on the cartoon series of the same name.

Players take on the roles of four recently mutated cows - now turned lawmen; the Cowlorado Kid, the Dakota Dude, Marshall Moo Montana and the shotgun-toting Buffalo Bull. The lawmen must shoot their way through enemy-packed stages to take down wanted criminals.

Controls consist of a jump and an attack button and pressing both buttons simultaneously will cause the player character to perform a stampede attack, do a spinning jump, or use any equipped item like dynamite sticks and tomahawk blades.

Numerous variety of power-up items can be found by shooting flying chickens, these include a rapid-fire Machine Gun and a Power-Up for wider bullets. Players have a three-unit life gauge that allows them to take three hits before losing a life.

The game consists of eight stages, each with a boss fight at the end, and after the first stage, players can choose in which order they want to tackle the following stages.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Game ID : GX151

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), K054539 (@ 48 Khz)

Players : 4
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2 (FIRE, JUMP)

TRIVIA

Released in December 1992.

Based on the Saturday morning cartoon of the same name.

UPDATES

The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.

STAFF

Management : Mashahiro Inoue, S. Kido
Supervisor : S. Okamoto
Programmers : Taka, Kou1, T. Takeda
Character designers : M. Samejima, T. Nakazawa, E. Aida
Sound programmer : Hideaki Kashima (H. Shikama)
Music and effects : Michiru Yamane
Package designer : T. Nishimura
Hardware designers : K. Hashima, Dendou Konishi
Screenplay by : K. Kinugasa
Suit Man : Arai
Pilot : E. Aida

SOURCES
Game's ROM.