You take the part of Jesse James the deadly gunslinger, out to increase his cash in the bank, gained through his rewards from outlaws on the run. Wanted dead or alive, Jesse only takes people one way – dead!!

You start the game with three lives. Each life gives you a gun with 6 bullets, if you need to re-load your gun you must return to your saddle bag on your horse. The flashing arrows at the bottom left and right of the screen indicate where your next outlaw is hiding.