Published on June 18th, 2016 | by Craig Forshey


Sunset Riders Gets A Fan-Made HD Android Remake

Out of all the properties presumably lost to Konami’s tomfoolery such as Castlevania or Contra the one I hear fans reference the least is Sunset Riders, a classic 16-bit era arcade shooter that ate up untold hours of my childhood when it was ported over to the SNES. So I was very pleasantly surprised when I recently stumbled upon West Rider, which despite the halfhearted attempt at a name change manages to be a beat for beat HD remastering of the original Sunset Riders, on Android of all platforms. That is awesome. When I say West Rider is the same thing as Sunset Riders I mean it is exactly the same in every way to the point that I’d be a bit worried about Konami coming knocking around, if they even remember this IP exists that is. Quality-wise it seems very faithful to how the original played just with upgraded graphics and the added difficulty of using touch screen controls on a game designed for a physical controller. You can pick West Rider up for free on Google Play.


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  • Pablo Pastore

    Awesome!! I loved it in the arcades.

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