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An Western-themed image projection game where the player must draw and shoot an on-screen gunfighter before he draws and shoots.

Wild Gunman (1974) was produced by Nintendo in 1974.

Nintendo released 107 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1970. Nintendo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Nintendo during the time period Wild Gunman (1974) was produced include: Sky Hawk, Wild Gunman - Shooting Trainer, Shooting Trainer, Computer Othello, Block Fiber, and Battle Shark


Name Wild Gunman (1974)
Developer Nintendo (Japan)
Year 1974
Type Arcade
KLOV/MOG # 10432
Sub-Type Electro-Mechanical
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: TV Monitor
  • Color: Color
  • Projection Screen

Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Gun: Optical
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The game has an image projection system that uses a 16mm film showing an outlaw gunslinger appearing in an alley and the player has to draw his or her gun and shoot that outlaw before the outlaw draws his gun and shoots.

Game Play

After the game begins, instructions appear on the screen which are read by a projected voice: After the eyes flash, shoot.

Replace your pistol and prepare to draw.

If the player does not draw fast enough, the projector will show scenes of the villian drawing and firing his gun, followed by the game saying "You Lost." However, if the player successfully shoots the gunman, scenes of the villian falling down will be shown and the game will say "You Won."

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Was later re-designed with cartoon graphics, though the name and basic concept remained the same. This is an earlier version of the arcade game that Marty McFly plays in Back to the Future 2 and I think 3. The redesigned version was eventually released for the Nintendo Entertainment System for use with the Zapper.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Wild Gunman (1974) Census

There are 14,827 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,883 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Owned - There is one known instance of this machine owned by an active member Wild Gunman (1974) collector. It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit).

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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