Hello and welcome to the first edition of Way Back Wednesday for 2016. This episode is special because I played through a whole game with two of my friends. Since we don’t have an arcade cabinet here at my house and we can’t record a good video from an actual arcade, my friend Joe decided to provide me with a healthy alternative. So now we have a new platform to get some game footage from, I decided to play a game that I loved to play at those arcades where it’s all free play. The game in question is Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa, a cartoon I never really watched but the game was fun and the name was way too long.
We didn’t record any audio of us talking while playing, but we did switch off controls every level so we all got play a few. Since this is a simulated arcade game the audio isn’t all that great, but the game play was smooth and the buttons mapped to our controls perfectly. We also had the advantage of having unlimited free play so that’s how we were able to get through it.
During the game I realized why this was an arcade game, it ate life and thus ate your quarters if you were in an arcade. The levels were a huge mess of characters and the bosses had power bars that were unnecessarily long. I did like that you were able to switch characters when you used all your lives and the power of the guns didn’t seem to matter no matter what power up you gathered.
I don’t remember if I actually beat the whole game at the free to play arcades, but they did seem to be no longer than 10 minutes. If we were able to have all 4 players going at once we probably could have beat the game a lot quicker.
The game was fun and I suggest you spend 30-40 minutes to beat it if you ever visit a free to play arcade and see it available. If you have any suggestions for arcade games you want to see us playing let me know, we already have some recorded for the rest of the month.