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Cowboy Kid

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Title Screen

Cowboy Kid

Also known as: Western Kids (JP)
Developer: Pixel
Publishers: Visco (JP), Romstar (US)
Platform: NES
Released in JP: September 13, 1991
Released in US: January 1992

DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

Cowboy Kid manages to cram nearly every Western stereotype into a tidy four-megabit package.

Debug Menu Remnants

To do:
There might be code left, but it's unlikely...

A set of 8×8 metatiles and a palette is all that remains of a debug menu. Despite the lack of a corresponding screen layout, the menu's functionality can be inferred from the remaining text fragments: it would have allowed you to choose a starting stage, give yourself cash, customize your inventory, and choose how many hearts you start with. Note that the game's final boss, Scorpion Master, seems to be missing from the menu.

NOTE: A grid has been added to the metatiles below to help show the tile edges.

Metatiles Palette
Never enough $$, Pixel. Never enough. Boring colors for boring debugging.
(Source: BMF54123)

Regional Differences

Title Screen

Famicom NES
Western Kids FC Title.png Cowboy Kid-title.png