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- You may also be looking for Showdowns/Standoffs, a game mechanic in Red Dead Redemption.
Red Dead Revolver has a single-console multiplayer mode in which two to four human or AI players can battle on a variety of maps (or "stages") with a choice of a few dozen playable characters. Both the maps and playable characters are unlocked by purchasing items or completing challenges as detailed in the tables below.
The player's statistics for Showdown Mode are tracked in the "Frontier Battles" section of Sheriff Bartlett's Journal. Players must tie their profile to the chosen character in the options menu of the character selection screen in order for the statistics to be tracked.
Three game modes can be selected from the Options menu on the map selection screen:
- Bounty Hunter - game is won by the first player to reach the bounty limit. Options to set bounty limit and power-up type.
- Sundown - game runs for a set amount of time. Options to set fight time and power-up type.
- High Noon - dueling. Option to set number of wins.
There are three choices for power-ups in Bounty Hunter and Sundown mode. Power-ups can be turned off or set to either "Stud" or "Hold 'em". These correspond to two variants of poker. When players are killed, playing cards are dropped and can be picked up to add to the hand.
In Stud mode, cards are added to the player's own hands and when a player gets five cards a special power is unlocked based on the player's hand. In Hold 'em mode, each player starts with two cards of their own and all other collected cards are added to the community hand shared by all players. As soon as three cards are in the community hand, the player that forms the best hand from those cards and their own wins the hand and the special power.
In the High Noon dueling mode, if more than two players are selected the left analog stick is used to switch opponents during a duel. Dueling continues until only one player is left.
There are four classes of cards. Red cards give weapon power-ups and fully restore health, yellow cards restore deadeye, green cards fully restore health and give some ammo to the current weapon, blue cards award new weapons and restore health a little.
Weapon power-ups include:
- Ice damage (freezes enemies in place temporarily)
- Fire damage
- Snake oil damage
- Knock down (players tumble as if hit by a cannon)
- Faster bullets
Special effects from completing a hand include:
- Everyone is drunk - the player's controls are reversed for a short time and vision is blurred.
Characters for use in Showdown Mode can be unlocked by completing missions or by purchasing certain items, as noted in the table below. They can also be unlocked by playing Showdown Mode and choosing the player's profile on the character selections screen options menu.
Eight characters are available from the start (no need to unlock), as noted in the table. Each character has a special ability.
|Character||Ability||Starting weapons||Unlock method|
|"Pig" Josh||Makes an explosion in front of him.||Pacificador, Dynamite||Complete "Carnival Life" with an Excellent rating or|
Purchase Pigs Feet
|Holstein Hal||Lassoes the enemy.||Six Shooter, Escopeta||Complete "Range War" with an Excellent rating or|
Purchase Branding Iron
|Professor Perry||Spits snake oil on enemies.||Inquisitor, Snake Oil||Complete "Freak Show" on Bounty Hunter Mode|
|"The Blade" Slade||Throws some knives into the enemies with enhanced accuracy.||Inquisitor, Knife||Purchase Potbelly Stove|
|"Hedgehog" Thornton||Gets bullets with snake oil damage to his Six Shooter.||Six Shooter||Available at the start of Showdown Mode|
|"Sissy" Fess||Throws a huge rock at the enemies.||Six Shooter||Complete "Rogue Valley" on Bounty Hunter Mode or|
Purchase Bloody Rock
|"Whiskey" Treadwell||Gets explosive bottles or Fire Bottles.||Six Shooter, Knife||Available at the start of Showdown Mode|
|"Smiley" Fawler||Throws some knives into the enemies with enhanced accuracy.||Inquisitor, Knife||Complete "The Mine" with an Excellent rating or purchase the Red Bandana|
|Ugly Chris||Gets bullets with fire damage.||Six Shooter, Sawn Off Shotgun||Complete "Ugly Streetfight" with a Good rating|
|"Gigolo" Hancock||Gets bullets with fire damage.||Six Shooter||Available at the start of Showdown Mode|
|Gabriel Navarro||Quickly shoots all rounds into the enemies with enhanced accuracy.||Pacificador||Complete "Hell Pass" with an Excellent rating|
|"Dig" Fowler||Gets explosive bullets.||Six Shooter, Escopeta||Complete "Ghost Town" on Bounty Hunter Mode|
|Sam||Charges enemies like a bull (circle) or throws a barrel at them (R2).||Pacificador||Purchase the Beard Comb or Complete "Bar Fight" with an Excellent rating|
|Dan||Throws a barrel at the enemies.||Widowmaker||Complete "Saloon Fight" with a Good rating|
|Manny Quinn||Lights himself on fire.||Widowmaker||Win a match after being on fire for six minutes or complete Red Wood Revolver Mode|
|Grizzly||Slashes the enemy with his claws.||Pacificador, Knife||Complete "Bear Mountain" on Bounty Hunter Mode|
|Mr. Kelley||Quickly shoots all rounds into the enemies with enhanced accuracy.||Widowmaker, Knife||Complete "Battle Finale" with an Excellent rating|
|Cooper||Throws a barrel at the enemies.||Widowmaker||Complete "Rogue Valley" with a Good rating or purchase the Large Barrel|
|Colonel Daren||Gets a random shotgun with explosive bullets.||Inquisitor||Complete "Fort Diego" with an Excellent rating|
|Udo Kang||Gets bottles with ice damage.||Six Shooter, Sawn-Off Shotgun||Purchase Blanket|
|Buffalo||Makes an explosive shot.||Widowmaker, Bayonet Rifle||Complete "Hell Pass" with a Good rating|
|Nate Harlow||Becomes invisible for some time||Scorpion|
|Falling Star||Gets explosive arrows.||Scorpion, Sacred Bow||Complete "Bull's Eye" on Bounty Hunter Mode|
|Twiggy Phelps||Gets explosive bottles.||Six Shooter, Sawn Off Shotgun||Complete "Ugly Streetfight" on Bounty Hunter Mode or|
Purchase Straw Pipe
|Shadow Wolf||Becomes invisible for some time.||Widowmaker, Sacred Bow||Complete "Bear Mountain" with a Good rating|
|Jack Swift||Quickly shoots all rounds into the enemies with enhanced accuracy||Showstoppers||Available at the start of Showdown Mode|
|Fidgit||Puts down a fake card, which explodes when is collected.||Six Shooter, Sawn Off Shotgun||Complete "Carnival Life" on Bounty Hunter Mode or purchase the Napoleon statue|
|Governor Griffon||Rolls on the ground and and makes a shot with the current weapon.||Scorpion||Complete "Fall from Grace" with an Excellent rating|
|Rico Pedrosa||Gets knocking down bullets to his Halcon Rifle.||Pacificador, Halcon Rifle||Complete "Railroaded" with an Excellent rating or purchase the Woman Photo|
|"Curly" Shaw||Gets knives with increased bounty gain.||Revolver, Knife||Complete "Bounty Hunter" on Bounty Hunter Mode or purchase the Open Sign|
|Mr. Black||Shoots with a machine gun, hidden in a coffin on his back.||Revolver||Complete "The Cemetery" with an Excellent rating|
|Standing Snake||Gets arrows with snake oil damage.||Pacificador, Sacred Bow||Purchase Arrowhead|
|Natalie||Gets bullets with snake oil damage to her Widowmaker.||Widowmaker||Complete "Saloon Fight" on Bounty Hunter Mode or purchase the Hand Fan|
|Red Jr.||Quickly shoots all rounds into the enemies with enhanced accuracy||Sawn Off Shotgun||Purchase Sand Painting|
|Chicken||Gets dynamite that sticks to objects.||Six Shooter, Dynamite||Available at the start of Showdown Mode|
|General Diego||Marks enemies or any other objects with a flare from his rifle which causes them to receive cannon attacks.||Pacificador, Martillo del Dios||Complete "Devils and Angels" with an Excellent rating|
|Sheriff O'Grady||Gets bottles which stun enemies for some time.||Revolver, Fire Bottle||Purchase Family Photo|
|Katie O'Grady||Gets bullets with fire damage to her Lion Shotgun.||Revolver, Lion Shotgun||Purchase Horseshoe|
|Smitty||Gets dynamite which explodes on contact.||Six Shooter, Sawn Off Shotgun||Complete "Range War" on Bounty Hunter Mode or|
Purchase Black Bandana
|Bad Bessie||Strikes the enemy with a whip.||Widowmaker||Complete "Rogue Valley" with an Excellent rating or|
|Red||Quickly shoots all rounds into the enemies with enhanced accuracy.||Widowmaker||Available at the start of Showdown Mode|
|Annie Stoakes||Fires a large blast from the rifle.||Faith||Available at the start of Showdown Mode|
|Jason Cornet||Quickly shoots all rounds into the enemies with enhanced accuracy.||Inquisitor, Escopeta||Complete "Siege" with an Excellent rating or|
Purchase Store Photo
|Sheriff Bartlett||Gradually heals himself.||Inquisitor||Complete "Railroaded" on Bounty Hunter Mode|
|"Bloody" Tom||Gets faster bullets.||Inquisitor||Complete "Bounty Hunter" with a Good rating|
|"Big Oaf" Whitney||Gets explosive knives.||Six Shooter, Knife||Complete "Bounty Hunter" with an Excellent rating|
|Christina||Quickly shoots all rounds into the enemies with enhanced accuracy.||Revolver, Sawn Off Shotgun||Available at the start of Showdown Mode|
|"Kid" Cougar||Quickly shoots all rounds into the enemies with enhanced accuracy.||Inquisitor||Purchase the Handkerchief|
Thirteen maps (also referred to as "stages") are available to play on. All but one of these are based on locations from within the story mode. As with playable characters, each location is unlocked by completing challenges or purchasing items. The locations are listed in the order they appear within the map selection menu.
|Twin Rocks||Ancient Monoliths||Available at start of game|
|Desert Fortress||Giant Fortress||Available at start of game|
|Widow's Patch||Terrified Town||Excellent rating on "Ugly Streetfight" or|
Purchase Deed to Saloon from the Bank
|The Bridge||Contested Structure||Good rating on "The Traitor"|
|Fairground||Ruined Homestead||Purchase Uniform|
|Sunset Canyon||Desert Badlands||Complete "Sunset Canyon" on Bounty Hunter Mode or|
|Broken Creek||Boyhood Home||Excellent rating on "Bull's Eye" or|
Purchase Burnt Gun Case
|The Ranch||Fertile Land||Good rating on "Devils and Angels" or|
Purchase Deed to Ranch
|The Mine||Lost Inheritance||Good rating on "The Mine"|
|Ghost Town||Abandoned Settlement||Good rating on "The Cemetery"|
|Fallen Creek||Snow-Topped Mountain||Purchase Gold Nugget|
|Mansion Grounds||Tended Gardens||Good rating on "Siege"|
|The Mansion||Opulent Palace||Purchase Poster|
|The Coliseum||Training zone||Purchase Trophy (Only on Xbox)|