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Tin Star

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Tin Star
Tin Star box.jpg
Developer(s): Software Creations
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: SNES
Category: Shooter
Players: 1
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: N/A
Release dates
N. America: November 1994

Tin Star is a rail shooter game released for the SNES exclusively in North America in 1994. The game was developed by Software Creations as part of a deal with Nintendo of America.


In the old west, a robot named Tin Star has become the sherrif of East Driftwood. With the help of his partner, Mo Crash, it is Tin Star's job to drive out the various members of the Black Oil Gang.


The game consists of seven stages, each being a day of the week starting with Monday. Each stage consists of multiple segments, culminating in a showdown between Tin Star and a boss. The game plays similarly to an arcade shooting game, in which the player must move a reticle across the screen to shoot targets and enemies. At various points, a canteen will fly through the air briefly; if the player shoots every canteen in a stage, they will be able to play a bonus stage to earn extra points. When facing a boss, the player must shoot at an icon on the top left of the screen and then shoot their opponent as fast as possible before the boss can shoot.

The game has three endings, depending on the player's total score by the end of the game.


Game designers John and Ste Pickford have estimated that the game sold around 50,000 copies.[1]

Technical details[edit]

Technical Details

SNES Game Pak

Input / compatible controllers

SNES Controller, Super Scope, Super NES Mouse

External links[edit]


  1. Tinstar on the Pickford Bros website. Retrieved April 24, 2017.