SUNSET RIDERS STAGE 1: Go right , taking out everyone in your path. Don t rush forward too quickly, as some of the bandits will try to ambush you with dynamite. Go into all the doors that you can to power up your weapons. When the ground rumbles look out for stampeding bulls. Jump on top of them to avoid losing a life. BOSS (Simon Greedwell) Shoot out the barrels that are protecting Simon, and watch out for them when they fall. A diagonal attack will hurt Simon and take out his henchmen. STAGE 2: Watch out for logs being pushed out of the covered wagon. Also beware of horse riding bandits coming from the corners of the screen. Once the wagon is destroyed you ll have a few more bandits to shoot, and then the train comes. Stay to the right part of the screen, shooting left and moving back right to avoid gunfire. BOSS (Hawkeye Hank Hatfield) Concentrate on taking out Hank s henchmen in the corners, shooting at Hank when the opportunity arises. Eventually he will run out of henchmen and it gets pretty easy. When he comes at you jump to avoid his fire and finish him off. STAGE 3: Head patiently to the right, watching out for dynamite, bombs, and falling flame traps. Use the rope to get across the fire. Make sure to collect all the power ups. BOSS (Dark Horse) Stay up on the balcony, shooting the bandits when they appear in the windows. Jump to avoid enemy gunfire. After the henchmen are all gone, attack Dark Horse at an angle from the sitting position to make quick work of him. BOSS (The Smith Brothers) Save the woman in the center of the screen, take out the guys on the chandelier, then jump on to the chandelier yourself. Keep moving left and right to avoid the Smith Brothers bombs and fire. Try to take out the bomb throwing one first(on the left), then the fire throwing one, for best results. STAGE 4: Now you re on a train. Go patiently to the right, watching out for bandits with explosives. Once on top of the train cars, beware of the mail posts. They come up quickly and knock you right off. BOSS (El Greco) Patience is the key against this boss. Stay on the far right and far left ides. El Greco is only vulnerable when his back is turned or when he s in the air. When he jumps toward you, fire off a few rounds, then head to the other side, jumping to avoid his whip. This way takes time, but it will cost fewer lives. STAGE 5: Move quickly to the right at the start to avoid being crushed by the rolling boulders. To get past the bomb throwers, simply shoot straight ahead, as close to them as possible. Continue right, jumping over the bouncing boulders. Cross the canyon using the rope, moving right and shooting down and right to get the bandits waiting to ambush you. BOSS (Chief Wigwam) Step in between or jump over the Chief s knives. When he jumps over you, do a quick slide underneath and shoot him as he attacks. Try to stay in the corners, keeping as much distance between you and him as possible, firing at an angle. He is the toughest boss yet, and it takes quite a while to defeat him. STAGE 6: The beginning of this stage is similar to stage 2 but harder. Your horse riding foes come quicker and fire faster here. Once again the first thing to do is to destroy the covered wagon. For the next part keep your horse in the middle of the screen, shooting at an angle and moving back and forth. Once on foot again keep going right until you reach the boss. BOSS (Paco Loco) Kill the bandit in front of you and quickly jump his bullet. Shoot the bomb throwing bandits in the tree as soon as they appear, trying not to let them get any bombs off. Jump over Paco s shotgun shells and shoot at him while in mid-air. As with most of the bosses, after his henchmen are gone he s pretty easy. STAGE 7: You ll have to have a quick trigger finger in this stage to fight off Richard Rose s private army. Go down the river, staying on the bottom of the screen, powering up and fighting off the bad guys. After the river, make your way up the hill, looking out for bandits waiting on ledges. END BOSS (Richard Rose) Use a circular pattern of fire to get rid of the bandits, then concentrate your fire on Rose s balcony until it is destroyed. When he comes down to the ground level watch out for his slide attack, which is just as deadly as a bullet. After you ve beaten him he takes out his bulletproof plate and starts up again, but don t worry, the worst is over. Get up to the side balconies and fire diagonally from a sitting position. When he comes up, go down and shoot him from below. Repeat until he is gone for good.
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