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Warning: do not use with front or rear projection tv
Do not use a front or rear projection television with your Nintendo
Entertainment System ("NES"), your Super Nintendo Entertainment system ("Super
NES"), or any NES or Super NES games. Your projection television screen
may be permanently damaged if video games with stationary scenes or patterns
are played on your projection television. Similar damage may occur if you
place a video game on hold or pause. If you use your projection television
with NES or Super NES games, neither Nintendo nor any of Nintendo's licensees
will be liable for any damage. This situation is not caused by a defect in
the NES or Super NES games; other fixed or repetitive images may cause similar
damage to a projection television. Please contact your TV manufacturer for
Warning: Read Before Using Your NES or Super NES
A very small portion of the population may experience epileptic seizures when
viewing certain kinds of flashing lights or patterns that are commonly present
in our daily environment. These persons may experience seizures while watching
some kinds of television pictures or playing certain video games. Players who
have not had any previous seizures may nonetheless have an undetected epileptic
condition. Consult your physician before playing video games if you have an
epileptic condition. Consult your physician if you experience any of the
following symptoms while playing video games: altered vision, muscle twitching,
other involuntary movements, loss of awareness of your surroundings, mental
confusion, and / or convulsions.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
6 The Story of Sheriff Sam and Little Chief
7 Getting Started
9 Game Controls
10 The Bad Guys
11 Pick Up Items
16 Special Games
19 Hardware Precautions
21 Game Pak Precautions
22 Warranty and Repair Policies
25 FCC Information
27 Player Support
THE STORY OF SHERIFF SAM AND LITTLE CHIEF
Once upon a time in the Old West, there was a young gunslinger named Sam. Sam
lived alone with his father. His father was the Sheriff of Villatown.
Villatown was a very quiet and peaceful town until the arrival of a group of
villains known only as the Scorpions. A rumor was heard that the Scorpions
were going to rob the next incoming train. Sam's father tried to stop them,
but he was never heard of again.
Poor Sam was left all alone in the world. He was sad and mad at the same time,
and he didn't know what to do. It didn't rake Sam too long before he decided
to bring the Scorpions to justice. As he was in search of these villains, he
was attacked by some of the Scorpions. A young Indian Warrior saw Sam, and
saved him from the villains. The Indian warrior was so impressed with Sam's
courage, that he vowed to hear the truth.
The Indian Warrior introduced himself as Little Chief. He wanted to know why
Sam was searching for the Scorpions. Sam told him the while story. To Sam's
surprise, Little Chief volunteered to help Sam bring the ruthless villains to
justice. They realized that the only way to put the Scorpions behind bars was
with the weight of the law. Sam is appointed Sheriff, and with Little Chief
as his deputy, they would do just that.
Here, your part in this story begins.......
Insert your game cartridge into your NES. Turn on the power switch. You
should have the title screen showing.
At the title screen, press SELECT to choose 1 or 2 players. Press START to
If you choose 1 player, you will play the game as Sam. The 2nd player will be
Little Chief. Please refer to the Game Controls on page 7 for controller
You will start the search with no weapons. To get your first weapon, step
into the first doorway. More information will be given to you as you step
into different doors.
Followers of the Scorpions will appear once you leave the first store. Use
your knife to get rid of them for good.
Hit the treasure chests and barrels along the way for gold and other items.
Refer to the Pick up Items on pages 9 for additional information.
Once you become the Sheriff, you are presented with information on the wanted
Scorpions. Select and defeat each enemy until all the Scorpions are brought
There is one continue allowed during the pursuit of each member. Press the
A button to continue where you left off. If you must continue again, you
will have to start at the beginning of the stage.
(picture of a game screen)
The Game Controls have various functions during different parts of COWBOY KID.
(picture of the control pad)
During game play:
START Pauses the game
SELECT Changes weapons
JOYPAD Movement of Sam or Little Chief
A BUTTON Jump
B BUTTON Shoot or stab
JOYPAD Moves selection arrow.
A BUTTON Continue Listening. Choose YES/NO selection.
B BUTTON Cancels conversation.
THE BAD GUYS
(picture of a cowboy) (picture of 2 sumos)
SLASH JOE -- The Knife Master MAD BROTHERS -- Duo of Evil
(picture of a mustached nerd!) (picture of a man)
BILLY MORGAN -- Gun for Hire COYOTE JIM -- Desert Hermit
(picture of an indian) (picture of a mohawk)
WILD WOLF CHIEF -- The Indian KEITH -- The Hawk Master
(picture of an interrogation point)
SCORPION MASTER -- Leader of the group
PICK UP ITEMS
(picture of a barrel) BARREL: Contains different items that are listed below
(picture of a star) STAR: Collect 5 stars to increase hit point gauge by 1
(picture of a skull) SKULL: Drops your total hit points to 1
(picture of a money bag) MONEY BAG: Contains 20 gold coins
PICK UP ITEMS
(picture of a chest) TREASURE CHEST: Contains tokens worth 3 gold coins each
(picture of a key) KEY: Opens locked doors and rooms
(picture of a hat) HAT: Temporary protection against birds and dropped items
(picture of meat) MEAT: Restores 8 hit points when hit points drop to 0
PICK UP ITEMS
(picture of a ladder) LADDER: Press Start then the A Button to get out of
(picture of a vial) VIAL: Restores full hit power
(picture of a POW block) POW: Temporary invincibility
(picture of bread) BREAD: Raises hit points by 2
PICK UP ITEMS
(picture of cheese) CHEESE: Raise hit points by 2
(picture of chicken) CHICKEN: Raises hit points by 4
(picture of a fish) FISH: Raises hit points by 2
PICK UP ITEMS
(picture of french fries) FRIES: Raises hit points by 2
(picture of a map) MAP: Press Start then A button to view map of current town
(picture of an armor)BULLET PROOF VEST: Temporarily reduces damage from enemies
Cowboy Kid has games within the game. Listed are the special games and how
to play them.
Move joypad left or right to select 0, 10 or 100 column. Move up or down to
change digit. Use B button to cancel. Use the A button to lock your bet. Use
joypad up or down to select stand or hit. Press A to lock your choice. Use
joypad to select play or quit.
(picture of a Queen of Hearts and an Ace of Spades)
Use joypad to move target and A or B button to shoot. Be careful not to
shoot innocent bystanders.
(picture of a shooting gallery)
Use A or B button to select hit power. Hit striker within range of marker to
(picture of a striker)
HARDWARE PRECAUTIONS / MAINTENANCE
* Do not use any power plug other then the AC adapter provided with your NES.
The AC adapter may become warm during use; this is normal and is no cause
* Do not use any RF switch other than the one included with your NES.
* Do not disassemble or try to repair the NES components. Doing so voids your
* Always turn the power switch of the Control Deck off before loading or
removing a Game Pak. Insert the Game Pak completely without forcing either
the Game Pak or the Control Deck. Load ONLY NES Game Paks into the NES
Control Deck. To remove a Game Pak, push the eject button and carefully
remove the game. A Game Pak cannot be removed if the power switch is in the
* After you have finished playing, be sure to remove the Game Pak from the
* Do not store the Control Deck in a humid place, on the floor or in any
location where it may collect din, dust, lint, etc.
* Do not drop, hit or otherwise abuse the NES components.
* Do not leave the Control Deck turned on for extended periods when not in use.
* When disconnecting any plugs from the Control Deck first turn the Control
Deck off, then carefully pull by the plug itself rather than by the cord. Do
not step on, sharply pull or bend any wires or cables.
* Do not expose the Control Deck, Game Paks or any other of the NES components
to extreme heat or cold.
* Do not spill liquids on the Control Deck, Game Paks or any other of the NES
components. To clean, use a soft slightly damp cloth. Allow the component
to dry completely before using again. (Use water only.)
* Do not rapidly turn the power switch on and off, as this may cause battery
backed-up Game Paks to lose your stored game information.
GAME PAK PRECAUTIONS / MAINTENANCE
* If you are playing for a long time, take a 10 or 15 minute break every hour.
* The Game Pak is a high precision piece of electronics. Do not store it in
places that are very hot or cold. Do not hit, drop or otherwise abuse it.
Do not take it apart.
* Avoid touching the connectors with your fingers. Do not blow on them or
allow to get wet or dirty. Doing so may damage the Game Pak and/or the
* Do not clean with benzene, paint thinner, alcohol or any other solvent.
* Always store the Game Pak in its protective cover when not in use.
* Always check the Game Pak edge connector for foreign material before
inserting the Game Pak in the Control Deck. To prevent the edge connectors
from becoming dirty, we recommend that you regularly use the NES Cleaning
Kit only. Cleaning kits are available at all Authorized Nintendo World Class
Service Center locations and at most retailers.
PAGE 22 & 23 (ROMSTAR 90-DAY LIMITED WARRANTY)
PAGE 24 (ROMSTAR REPAIR SERVICE AFTER EXPIRATION OF WARRANTY)
PAGE 25 (COMPLIANCE WITH FCC REGULATIONS)
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