A conversion of an arcade game done by the same team that did Mad Dog McCree, Fast Draw Showdown is another virtual trip to the wild west done in cheesy 90's full motion video style that's nothing all that extraordinary, but is a nice little diversion for fans of light gun games.

As the name suggests, Fast Draw Showdown has you competing in a series of quick-draw challenges. There are several levels, each with a number of opponents. After a brief introduction where your foe will inevitably throw some deep bon mots at you, you'll need to use a bit of patience. Draw too early, and you'll get a foul and have to restart. Draw too late and you'll be bleeding on the street.

The basic gameplay is dead simple. No one's going to mistake this for something like House of the Dead: Overkill. But there is a charm to the proceedings, and the game is fun for a bit, especially if you have a gun shell like the Perfect Shot. There's even a 2-player option if you'd like to bring a friend out to kill random crazy drunk old coots.

Fast Draw Showdown is ultimately limited by a somewhat frustrating difficulty level that forces you to replay an entire level if you fail to kill even one of your opponents, not to mention just the very basic nature of the gameplay itself. Still, for what it is, this is a decent enough way to spend 500 Wii points.

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