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Sunset Riders Sunset Riders - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Sunset Riders - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A wild West beat-'em-up shoot-out game.

Sunset Riders was produced by Konami in 1991.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Sunset Riders was produced include: Woo Yah Taa, Trigon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game, Surprise Attack, Punk Shot, Bells & Whistles, Crime Fighters 2, Detana!! Twin Bee, Rollergames, and Simpsons, The


Name Sunset Riders
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9861
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Sunset Riders Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - FireJumpSpecial
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - Some controls are vertical.
  • Upright/Standard - All controls are horizontal.
PCB Sunset Riders PCB Image

Game Introduction

In one version of this game, the names of the player characters are Garitt, Daniel, Tyler, and Kaeleb and the names of the outlaws who appear at the end of each respective stage are Simon Gregwell, Tyler Skank Hatfield, Dark Garitt, The Daniel Brothers, El Grego, Chief Dumpen, Paco Kaeleb and Sir Justin Rose.

In a another version of this game, the names of the player characters are Billy, Steve, Bob, and Cormano and the names of the outlaws who appear at the end of each respective stage are Simon Greedwell, Hawkeye Hank Hatfield, Dark Horse, The Smith Brothers, El Greco, Chief Scalpen, Paco Loco and Sir Richard Rose.

Game Play

Scrolling Western style beat-em-up. Magnificent 7 minus 3 walk and ride around frontier town killing bad guys. Pick up badges, drink booze and rescue dance hall girls for gun power-ups.

Sunset Riders KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.07 (10 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.44

Overall Like 4.56
Fun (Social) 4.22
Fun (Solo) 4.44
Collector Desire 3.44

Technical Rating: 4.05

Gameplay 4.67
Graphics 4.10
Originality 4.11
Sound/Music 4.33

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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SOUND: Uses FM synthesis and sampled sound.

There is a two-player version of this game that will allow players to choose characters regardless of where they insert their coins this is not possible with the dedicated four-player machine.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Sunset Riders Census

There are 14,827 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,880 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 241 known instances of this machine owned by Sunset Riders collectors who are active members. Of these, 39 of them are original dedicated machines. 16 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 186 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Sunset Riders machines for sale. There are 9 active VAPS members with a Sunset Riders circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 11 active VAPS members currently looking for Sunset Riders. There are 4 active VAPS members looking for Sunset Riders boards sets.

This game ranks a 50 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 27 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Uses 68000 microprocessor. The two volume controls break easily. No DIP switches. Options accessed via test switch on PCB. Controls for players 3 and 4 are on 15 pin connectors on PCB like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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2016 2 460.00 460.00
2017 1 460.00 460.00
All Years 3 460.00 460.00


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