''Badlands'' was an arcade and {{UsefulNotes/MSX}} laserdisc game released by Creator/{{Konami}} at the height of the ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' craze. It centers around Buck, a cowboy whose family was killed by outlaws. He decides to take matters into his own hands and heads out to gun down all of his family's killers.

Unlike other such games ''Badlands'''s only control was a button to fire the character's gun.

[[JustForFun/IReadThatAs Unrelated to]] the racing game by Creator/{{Atari}} or [[Film/{{Badlands}} the 1973 film]] directed by Creator/TerrenceMalick.
!!This game provides examples of:
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Random townsfolk will pull guns and try to shoot you in the middle of the street. With no warning.
* EyelidPullTaunt: The bartender does this if he shoots you.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The aforementioned random townsfolk, but the various supernatural beings even moreso.
* LostWorld: Besides the banditos there's a portion of the game involving an area filled with prehistoric monstrosities.
* TheManyDeathsOfYou: Par for the course in a laserdisc game, but some of the deaths are just plain silly. Like the one where a scorpion jumps on Buck's head and cuts his hair, giving him a mohawk.
* OpeningMonologue: "We were living a quiet life, when suddenly, for no reason, my wife and my children were killed in cold blood!..."
* WeirdWest: What starts as a simple story about a gunslinger seeking revenge on a gang of outlaws is filled with odd detours involving weird monsters, dinosaurs, and undead.
* WhatTheHellPlayer: Kill people for no good reason (those random townsfolk? You have to wait until they draw on you) and Buck will be hanged, ''then'' thrown in jail. No, that ''is'' the right order.
* WingedSoulFliesOffAtDeath: The "game over" screen shows Buck as a rather comical angel who flaps away rather awkwardly.