Western Press is an extremely fast paced, twitch action dueling game by Bandit-1. I was surprised to find that I was entertained by this conceptually very simple game. As the title suggests, the game is set as a western, 1-on-1 pistol duel. The entire point of the game is to press a series of buttons faster than your opponent does, resulting in winning the duel. It’s like a shorter, more violent Dance Dance Revolution.
The game does have a few different game modes including a “Memory” mode (reminiscent of Simon) and a campaign, but they really only serve to get you comfortable enough with the game to start playing multiplayer. That is where this little game really shines. Western Press has a built in tournament ladder for up to 16 players – both online and local, making it a perfectly simplistic yet competitive game for groups of friends to play at parties or just hanging out. The matches are short enough that nobody gets bored waiting for their turn, and everyone gets multiple chances to play, while there is still a clear victor for each tournament.
Overall, while I couldn’t put a ton of time into it in one sitting, you don’t have to. Western Press was designed to be quick, simple, and entertaining. For $5 it does that extremely well.
Review copy provided by publisher.
Gameplay - 7.5
Visuals - 7
Replay Value - 7
Western Press was designed to be quick, simple, and entertaining, and it does that extremely well.
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