2-Bit Cowboy Rides Again

Every gaming platform has its cult classics, and on mobile there are few games quite as deserving of that title as 2-Bit Cowboy. A beautiful Metroidvania Western with a Game Boy look and feel, I must have recommended 2-Bit Cowboy to …

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Every gaming platform has its cult classics, and on mobile there are few games quite as deserving of that title as 2-Bit Cowboy. A beautiful Metroidvania Western with a Game Boy look and feel, I must have recommended 2-Bit Cowboy to everyone I spoke with back in 2014 — and now it looks like I’ll be able to do so again.

In conjunction with publisher Crescent Moon Games, Retro Phone Games (formerly Cascadia) have announced that a sequel to 2-Bit Cowboy is coming in a few weeks.

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We don’t have a lot of details just yet, but the game appears to retain the same GameBoy-inspired art style and gameplay of its predecessor. More of a good thing is nothing to sneeze at, but I’ll be honest — a journey through gaming history via 8-Bit Cowboy or 16-Bit Cowboy would have been pretty cool to experience.

If you somehow missed the original, there’s still time to dabble before the sequel hits mobile platforms. If you’re a veteran, keep an eye out: more Old West platforming goodness is on its way shortly.

BONUS FACT: When I wrote the above headline I was under the impression that the game was called 2-Bit Cowboy 2, but it turns out it’s actually called 2-Bit Cowboy Rides Again. tl;dr – I’m a genius.

Jim Squires is the Editor-in-Chief of Gamezebo. Everything you see passes his eyes first, so we like to think of him as "the gatekeeper of cool stuff." He likes good games, great writing, and just can't say no to a hamburger. Also, he is not a bear.