Yee-haw! It’s time to go back to the Wild West with Cactus McCoy and the Curse of Thorns, a Western-themed arcade adventure game. You play the role of Cactus McCoy in this addicting action game that combines all the elements of a classic platformer with the super-cool ambiance of a real Western! When a routine treasure hunt goes wrong, McCoy is transformed into a walking cactus by the ancient Curse of Thorns! Ouch! McCoy’s mission is to return the Thorned Emerald to its true home to reverse the Curse, and it’s your job to help him! If he fails, the curse will continue until he is totally transformed into a cactus made of stone.
Run, jump, and punch your way through an army of ‘Enemigos’ sent to stop McCoy from reaching his goal. Throughout the many dangerous levels, you have to master a barrage of weapons – from wooden bats to giant bazookas. As you travel on your epic journey, you must avoid obstacles, climb mountains and jump over canyons to help McCoy closer to his goal of reversing the curse that has transformed him. Uncover missing map pieces that guide you to the source of the curse. Collect gold coins as you go along to upgrade your different fighting stats. Can you become the toughest Cactus in town, and break the ancient Curse of Thorns?
How to Play: Use your computer keyboard to control McCoy. Use your left and right arrow keys to move in either direction. Use the A key to jump and S to attack. To pick up weapons and objects, stand above them and press the down key. Use the S key to use weapons such as daggers, cacti and playing cards. McCoy can only hold one object or weapon at a time, so if you pick one up you lose the other. Press the D key to discard a weapon or object. Use the up and down arrows to climb ropes and ladders. To jump down a ledge, press the down arrow and the A key at the same time. Think you’ve got what it takes to become the Master of the Wild West? Show us what you’re made of Kemosabe!
Tip: To score extra points – complete the various challenges in each level. These include tearing down ‘McCoy Wanted’ posters, finding hidden treasures and completing levels in super-fast times!