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A RailShooter by Software Creations for the {{SNES}} in 1994. You play [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Cowboy Robot]] Sheriff [[CharacterTitle Tin Star]] as he sets out to bring justice to the Ol' West town of East Driftwood. Mere moments after arriving in town he runs afoul of the Bad Oil Gang and their leader Black Bart, and is tasked with bringing them down within the space of a week. Pretty much a typical western tale, but with robots.

Not to be confused with the [[VideoGame/TinStarChoiceOfGames similarly-named]] ChooseYourOwnAdventure game.

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!!This game contains examples of:

* AllDesertsHaveCacti: Then again, it is the WildWest. And then some of the cacti try to shoot you!
* BankRobbery: The Black Oil Gang tries to blow up a bank midway through the game. Failing to stop them from doing so is an instant loss.
* BarBrawl: It wouldn't be the Ol' West without one.
* BigBad: Black Bart, the leader of the Black Oil Gang.
* BlindWithoutEm: Snake Oil, the second showdown. Because he forgot to bring his glasses, he'll occasionally miss if he shoots at you. His twin brother Crude Oil, faced later in the game, doesn't have this problem.
* BonusLevel:
** Clear any stage without shooting a health container, and you'll head to a bonus level where you have to shoot stars on a spinning wheel with a robot woman tied to it. Getting all of the stars nets a huge money bonus, but shooting the woman ends the level immediately. The later in the game you go, the faster the wheel spins.
** Any level that a BarBrawl takes place in has multiple things to shoot that get you extra cash, including a drunkard, a moose head on the wall, bottles on the bar, and a piano.
** Every day starts with a "Knock 'Em Down" challenge, where you have to juggle up to three bottles in the air. The more bottles you can keep in the air at one time, the more money you earn per shot.
* BornLucky: [[MeaningfulName Lucky]] Jonhson, who has a random chance of avoiding your QuickDraw.
* CattlePunk: Pretty standard Western story... with robots instead of people.
* ClearMyName: [[spoiler: Tin Star gets wrongfully accused of shooting "The Kid" Johnson and is expelled from town. He then has to clear his name so that he can reclaim his title of sheriff.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Most characters in the game, but Tin Star mainly.
-->'''Bugsy:''' Go for yer gun.
-->'''Tin Star:''' No need...I brought it with me.
* CombatPragmatist: Bugsy Johnson. When fighting a QuickDraw match, you'll normally have to shoot at a target on the screen to load, then you shoot your opponent. Bugsy sometimes cheats and skips this step, in which case you just shoot him before he can do the same.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Undertaker.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Some levels have ''cacti'' take out a gun to shoot you!
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: ''Tiny Johnson?''
* GreatEscape: After Tin Star puts Snake Oil in jail, he has to prevent the Black Oil Gang from blowing up the jail and breaking him out. [[spoiler:Even if you manage to save the jail, Snake Oil just digs his way out.]]
* HopelessBossFight: Kid Johnson. Tin Star vows to "never shoot women and children," so even though you can draw your gun, you can't actually shoot Kid, you just have to wait for him to shoot you. [[spoiler:Tin Star still gets blamed for shooting Kid anyway, and gets run out of town.]]
* IdiotHero: Tin Star. A RunningGag throughout the game is a bad guy telling Tin Star to "go for your gun", to which Tin Star responds "No need, I already brought it with me."
* IncrediblyLamePun: Says Mo when Tin Star accidentally flattens Tiny Johnson's prize pelargonium, "I reckon this was a setup. That geranium was a plant."
* InfantImmortality: Played with, Tin Star cannot bear to shoot "The Kid" Johnson as he is not allowed to shoot women and kids.
* [[InstantWinCondition Instant Lose Condition]]: In all "protect the building" levels. If you see a barrel or TNT-carrying guy in the distance, SHOOT IT, as he'll go on top of the building, blow it up, and cause you to lose a life!
* IronicNickname: "Tiny" Johnson, who exemplifies StoutStrength.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Tin Star sports one, as pointed out by Maria Bean.
-->'''Maria:''' Only a good guy could have a chin like Tin Star's.
* LoopholeAbuse: The Bad Oil gang has dressed up as women and are shooting up the town, and Tin Star tries to figure out a way to stop them without breaking the old law "Never shoot women and children".
-->'''Mo:''' Now what do we do, Tin Star? Why are you looking at that Good Guy Code of the West?
-->'''Tin Star:''' Looking for loopholes. Aha!
-->'''Mo:''' What?
-->'''Tin Star:''' It says here "never shoot women and children."
-->'''Mo:''' Yeah, so?
-->'''Tin Star:''' So these are just women on their own! Get my guns, Mo!
* LuckBasedMission: The later showdowns can start to feel like this. You first have to draw your gun, then shoot your opponent. To draw, you have to hit the "DRAW" icon that appears randomly in one of the four corners of the screen, and the slower you are to hit the icon, the less time you have to shoot your opponent before he shoots you. Late-game showdowns have your opponent draw so quickly that it often comes down to just guessing where the icon will appear, and hoping you're right.
* {{Misblamed}}: Tin Star is blamed for destroying Tiny Johnson's prized geranium, even though that only happened because an old lady pushed Tin Star into it. Tin Star has to deal with Tiny and the rest of the Johnson family for the whole game because of it. Later, Tin Star also gets blamed for [[spoiler:shooting and killing Kid Johnson, despite not doing it]], and gets run out of town.
* MultipleEndings: Based on score.
** <$750,000: [[spoiler:Tin Star asks Maria to marry him, but she dismisses him for being too poor.]]
** $750,000 - $999,999: [[spoiler:Tin Star asks Maria to marry him, but she dismisses him for Mo, who's inherited a million dollars.]]
** >$999,999: [[spoiler:Tin Star asks Maria to marry him, but she reveals she's actually '''[[BigBad BLACK BART]]''' [[UnsettlingGenderReveal in disguise]], [[TheMole spying on Tin Star]]. He "says" he's reformed, but still dismisses Tin Star and Mo as YouMeddlingKids, er, Robots, as the credits roll.]]
---> [[spoiler:'''Tin Star:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Does that mean the wedding's off?]]]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Cowboy Robots.
* NoExportForYou: Creator/{{Nintendo}} released it exclusively in North America.
* OverusedRunningGag: Several times on Sunday. The "go for your gun" gag gets interrupted by Black Bart, who says "[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall we've done this gag to death]]." And when Aluminum rides off without Tin Star, he's come to expect it, only letting out a dejected "Hi ho Alumi... oh, never mind."
* PaperThinDisguise: Tin Star, after [[spoiler:being banished from town for supposedly shooting Kid Johnson]], puts on a small pink mask to ride back into town. Somehow, everyone is fooled.
* ParentalFavoritism: Mo's brother, Schemp, claimed that their mother always like Schemp best. [[spoiler:When Schemp dies towards the end of the game, he says that their mom really always liked Mo best.]]
* QuickDraw: How you take down most of the high-ranking members of the Bad Oil Gang.
* RecurringBoss: Black Bart. He shows up at the boss for every TrainJob level, and has to be faced in a ShowdownAtHighNoon twice on the last day, including as the FinalBoss.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Even when you're a sentient robot.
* ShoutOut:
** The Mayor is named Judge Soy Bean. Doubles as a PunnyName.
** [[Franchise/TheLoneRanger Hi ho Aluminum, away!]]
** Mo's brother is named Schemp, named for two of Film/TheThreeStooges.
* ShowdownAtHighNoon: You'll be challenged to a number of these over the course of the game. They serve as the game's boss battles, as all but two end the day in which they're set.
* TopHeavyGuy: Tin Star has a massive torso, bulging biceps and toothpick legs.
** "Tiny" Johnson is an even more extreme example.
* TrainJob: Wouldn't be the Wild West without at least one of these. The last time it happens, the train gets derailed by Black Bart blowing up the track, causing a cattle stampede.
* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: The Undertaker assesses you at the end of every level. Wasting a bullet costs ten dollars, damaging any part of the town costs a hundred dollars, and shooting a good guy costs a thousand dollars. And the Undertaker will collect from you every time any one of them happens. Also, shooting a good guy will occasionally subtract some health from Tin Star.
* WarmupBoss: Tiny Johnson, the first showdown. He's not only a big target, he's very slow on the draw, and doesn't have any other gimmicks to back him up.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: The Blousey Bros, a gang of multiple bandits who all dress up in drag.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Tin Star. Actually shown in the fight against The Kid, your crosshair goes all haywire and moves all over the place, showing Tin Star's reluctance to hurt him.
* [[WouldHitAGirl Would Shoot A Woman]]: Tin Star's good guy code says "never shoot women and children." But because some people shooting up the town [[InsaneTrollLogic are just women on their own]], it's okay.
* XMeetsY: TheWildWest with Robots.
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