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This is a cute 21-stage cowboy themed archery game where your goal is to help get roped cowboys down. After completing this game don’t forget to check out the sequel.

  • Fire arrows at the rope above the cowboys to release them.
  • Pop bubbles which contain arrows or other bows & arrows to shoot from alternate angles.
  • Finish the levels quickly with accurate aim to earn up to a 3-star rating on each level.

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Save the Cowboy Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Shoot arrows at the ropes holding cowboys in place to sever the ropes and save the cowboys.

  • Starting the Game
    • Select the yellow and wooden button on the game loading screen to bring up the game’s welcome screen.
    • Select the yellow and wooden button on the game’s welcome screen to bring up the game’s level select screen.
    • The welcome screen also has the following buttons:
      • sound control in the upper right
      • game developer information & erase game progress in the lower left
      • achievements & more games in the lower right
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • Left click your mouse anywhere on the screen & adjust your mouse placement to pull back your shot strength and shot angle. Release to shoot an arrow.
    • Touchscreen devices
      • Tap anywhere on the screen & drag your finger to charge your shot and set your shot angle, then release to fire.
    • Controls & indicators
      • The upper left corner of the game has a level restart button.
      • The upper right corner of the game has a pause button.
      • The top center of the game shows how many arrows you have remaining and what star rating you would earn if you finish the level with that many arrows.
      • Each cowboy has a green status meter above its head indicating how long you have to save them.
      • The bottom center of the game shows the current level number.
      • The level select screen shows how many of the 63 stars you have earned & what your star rating was on each level.
  • Game Play
    • Shooting
      • In this game your shot arcs due to gravity.
        • If you have a direct shot try to shoot hard to minimize the impacts of gravity and aim slightly high to offset the impacts of gravity.
      • If you do not have a direct shot you may need to arc the arrow over an obstacle.
      • When shooting you do not need to start your finger near to the bow & arrow, but can instead select anywhere on the screen to charge up your shot from, giving you greater flexibility with aiming and shot strength.
    • Levels
      • This game has 21 levels.
      • Each cowboy has a green status bar above its head.
        • You beat levels by freeing all the cowboys before the status bars go to zero & before you run out of arrows.
        • Whenever one of your shots is low and hits a cowboy it takes some of the time away from their status bar.
      • If you run out of arrows or time you can replay the current level again.
      • After a level has been unlocked you can replay it whenever you like.
    • Star ratings
      • You can earn up to a 3-star rating on each level.
      • Your star rating is based on how many arrows the level took to complete.
      • You can replay an unlocked level at any time to try to earn a higher rating on it.
    • Extras
      • Some levels have barrels which you can blow up.
      • Some levels have crates in the way which you can knock over either by shooting a hard arrow at them or by blowing up a barrel near them.
      • The game has 2 types of bubbles in it: arrow, and bow & arrow.
        • The arrow bubbles shoot at an arrow at a nearby rope holding a cowboy.
        • The bow & arrow bubbles shift the location of your bow and arrow to where the bubble is located when you hit them.
        • Your shots can pass through multiple consecutive bubbles.
        • Be sure to hit nearby easy-to-reach cowboy ropes you have a good angle on before hitting a bow and arrow bubble.
    • Achievements
      • The achievements menu lists the following goals.
      • Beat 1, 6, 12 & all 21 levels.
      • Obtain 15, 24, 40 & 63 stars.
  • Target Audience
    • The game is suited for players who like archery practice games.
    • The game has no adult themed content.

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Design4.6
Fun4.7
Originality3.8
Replayability4.2
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Free Online Save the Cowboy Video Game for Children & Adults Screenshots

Save the Cowboy Game Welcome Screen Screenshot.
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Save the Cowboy Game Level Failed Screen Screenshot.
Save the Cowboy Game Level Complete Screen Screenshot.

Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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