Considering the gun-focused nature of wild west-era fiction, it is odd that you don’t see more of it on the App Store. Developer Boaz de Jong has spotted this gap in the market and created Bounty Rush, a free-to-play endless-shmup set on the American frontier.
Bounty Rush casts you as a bounty hunter chasing down wanted outlaws. To do this, you have to weave your little cowboy through four lanes of gun-toting combat, shooting the bad guys, avoiding obstacles, and trying not to riddle Native Americans with bullets.
That last one may sound easy but, as the action speeds up, picking out bandits from innocent bystanders becomes incredibly difficult.
With only three lives that are quickly depleted by running into obstacles and outlaws that you fail to murder - sorry, apprehend - Bounty Rush is all about staying alive. High-scores are the incentive to keep playing, with Game Center leaderboards helping you compete against friends and foes.
Bounty Rush is currently available for free on the App Store. It's up to you to decide whether you think it's good, bad, or ugly.