Power-ups, new weapons, different sorts of enemies, time limits, and boss fights are all missing from the equation, and so is the fun.
- Decent graphics.
- No sound
- Boring as heck
- Rotten value.
A lot of mobile games retail at prices that most gamers would consider cheap: usually anywhere from a buck or two a month, to $10 for an outright purchase of a 3D game. At $2.50 a month, Marshal Wyatt Earp is well within the normal range. Unfortunately, this game doesn't provide enough content to be worth even worth that much.
From its boring, static presentation to its utter lack of creative gameplay, this halfhearted shooting-gallery game looks like it's been yanked out of 2003 and deposited on your phone. All you're doing in Marshal Wyatt Earp is blasting Wild West banditos as they pop up in various areas of the screen, just as in any whack-a-mole game. To shoot an offending gunman, you must hit the number key assigned to the correct quadrant of the screen, periodically hitting the reload key in between shots. If for some reason you should fail to shoot an enemy before he shoots you, you'll be wounded and lose half a star from your stock of three. You needn't worry much, though, because the game is extremely easy, even on the hardest of the three difficulty levels; if three simultaneous enemies and an empty revolver can't tax your reflexes, nothing will. You also have to watch out for an occasional civilian, who will be attired very conspicuously. Power-ups, new weapons, different sorts of enemies, time limits, and boss fights are all missing from the equation, and so is the fun.
Marshal Wyatt Earp's graphics are decent, if very repetitive. Although the background graphics look OK on the LG VX6000, there are only four different environments to fight in, and the bad guys always shoot at you from the same four locations. The game isn't entirely bereft of detail or humor. For instance, firing your pistol produces a nice gun-smoke effect. Also, a pair of stretcher-bearers will periodically jog onto the killing field to remove the piles of corpses littering the street. Alas, the game is completely silent, lacking even elementary gunshot effects. This would be far more believable if Earp were bringing law and order to an airless moon colony, instead of Dodge City.
The idea that you're expected to actively seek out and pay for Marshal Wyatt Earp is laughable. In fact, you shouldn't download this game under any circumstances. Wyatt Earp probably wasn't an elected official, but you should vote with your dollars and kick him out of office anyway.