Sadly, this remake of one of the more enjoyable, albeit cheesy, games of the 1990s didn't transfer well to the Wii. The game is almost unplayable. For instance, on your first showdown after losing three lives, you're supposed to shoot a gunslinger who's about 20 paces away from you. The problem? Your gun isn't loaded, so you have to spend precious time pressing a button to get bullets while you're supposed to be aiming and shooting. Even Jesse James would find this difficult. And sometimes, when you shoot this same 10-gallon-hatted dude in the chest, he doesn't feel the shot. But you've clearly hit him, judging from the wafting puff of smoke emerging from near his torso. Instead, he shoots you and you die. What an abysmal way to start a game.
The game gets more frustrating from there. Throughout, the targeting of a victim sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. Sometimes, you'll hit what seems to be just a graze or a miss, and, boom, down goes your baddie, dead. It's a shame because the performances by seasoned character actors is really admirable, a cut above the over-the-top acting in many first-person shooters today. Yes, there are women with sexy, subtle come-ons, a scene with someone falling in dung, many moaning wounded and a gruesome undertaker. But what's really shocking is how apathetic the game makers were in attempting to port this minor but popular cowboy classic.