Ever wonder how wild the Wild West would have been if everyone had been scratching records instead of rustling cattle? Luckslinger might be the game for you.
It’s a side-scrolling shooter and adventure title that is mostly a cowboy game, except for the places it takes a detour and dumps a bunch of hip-hop in the game via its soundtrack. mini-games and loading screens.
On one half it’s inspired by the unrealistically fast gunslingers, the dark gritty humor and the greed driven anti-heroes of the spaghetti western classics.
On the other half it’s inspired by vinyl digging, graffiti spraying, rhyming and the slow drums and jazzy samples of hip hop culture and sound.
Like Afro Samurai, then, only Afro Cowboy.
As a game it’s OK, if a little punishing in places (one cool thing is that it turns “luck” into a game mechanic by making bad or good shit happen to you depending on your luck reservoirs), but when you get it on Steam you can also get the soundtrack for $4, and that’s definitely worth it.