Nowadays, most people's first recollection of Wild Gunman comes from Back to the Future Part 2. Nintendo's western shooter makes a brief cameo in the scene where Marty wanders into Cafe '80s, the 2015 version of his favorite Hill Valley soda shop.
But even though the 1985 NES version of Wild Gunman is downright ancient as far as contemporary gaming sensibilities go, it's actually been around for far longer. It's responsible for an unlikely alliance between rival gaming powerhouses, and even inspired a highbrow art-world takedown of traditional American masculinity. Let's dive in to the history of Wild Gunman you probably never knew.