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Boot Hill
Developer(s) Midway
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s) 1977
Genre(s) shooter game
Mode(s) Single player, 2-player
Input methods joystick
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Boot Hill is a shooter arcade game released by Midway in 1977. The game is a sequel to Gun Fight.


A classic one or two-player western gunfight game. Each player uses a small joystick to move their cowboy up and down the play area, while a second, much larger joystick is used to aim the pistol and shoot - this larger stick also has a trigger button. The game's single goal is simply to shoot the other player, who is situated on the opposite side of the game area. Wagons and cacti litter the middle of the play area, providing temporary cover from the opponent's gunfire. These obstacles slowly disintegrate as they are shot.


Boot Hill seemed to represent quite a leap forward in technological terms. The highly detailed and colorful backdrop was very striking for the time. It was, of course, achieved with something far simpler than a technological leap forward: the wholly unscientific method of having a drawn, printed backdrop over which the in-game monochrome graphics were projected, via a large mirror.

External links

Boot Hill at the Killer List of Videogames


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