RadarPlays - Rising Zan: The Samurai Gunman

This is the story of the bravest cowboy who ever lived. Or samurai. Or both. Lucas, Henry, and Greg team up to tackle this bizarre PS1 game, which tells the tale of a sword-wielding sheriff and his adventures in the Old West. Expect much slashing of samurai midsections, as well as deep-set confusion over terrible six-shooter controls. But no matter what you think of the gameplay, there's no denying that Rising Zan has one of the best intro cutscenes ever made.

Want to hang out with GamesRadar's editors while taking a look at retro games, new releases, and totally random experiences? RadarPlays is for you. Every Wednesday, we'll help you get over the hump with the blasts from the past in RadarPlays Retro or the bizarre obscurities of RadarPlays Freaky. We'll also release RadarPlays for new releases whenever they come out, so be sure to check back!




  • TheMcFinder - August 22, 2013 1:52 p.m.

    devil may cowboy
  • mbavalo - August 22, 2013 8:32 a.m.

    Wonder why this wasn't recognised. Would be cool if it got a reboot
  • Beartoe - August 22, 2013 6:44 a.m.

    you guys are the worst gamers I've every seen.
  • GOD - August 22, 2013 1:20 a.m.

    F that. Also more lyric references Lucas. It makes me feel clever for making similar jokes at my job.
  • PlainLikeVanilla - August 21, 2013 8:29 p.m.

    Oh man, that game over was brutal. That was a pretty good Freaky, miss having a schedule though.
  • awesomesauce - August 21, 2013 9:24 p.m.

    The new schedule is they alternate between Freaky & Retro on Wednesdays
  • Xtapolapopotamus - August 21, 2013 6:10 p.m.

    Woo! I've been curious about this game since TalkRadar 20, over five years ago! Glad you guys played it!
  • g1rldraco7 - August 21, 2013 5:42 p.m.

    I swear Lucas is an oddball, this has to be the most hilarious radar reaky yet and surprised Henry didn't gamer rage XD
  • RODTheMaster - August 21, 2013 5:11 p.m.

    Best theme song in gaming! I sing it to myself at least once a week.
  • winner2 - August 21, 2013 4:59 p.m.

    Lucas and Henry, I hope you can hear my tears falling to the floor at the fact that y'all changed the radarplays schedule like this. Every. Single. One. But funny vid today, I lol'd. The intro is true art.

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