This is a shooter in wild west style. The majority of the ride takes place in a single room which is decorated as a western town at night. A screen is present on the vehicles displaying scoring information.
The ride opened in 2000 as "Golden Nuggets Wild West Shootout", referring to the Golden Nuggets cereal brand by Nestlé. It is similar in some ways design wise and even reuses some assets from El Paso Special, which was also designed by Space Leisure and opened in 1988.
Golden Nuggets was revised and renamed to Sheriff's Showdown for the 2018 season, during which the scoring system was replaced. The first portion of the ride, set in a barn, was rethemed to resemble a mine and some minor alterations were done to the rest of the scenes. A starry sky was added and the lighting changed to resemble a town at night rather than during the day.
The ride system originally had 8 cars, with a transfer track found in the centre of the hall hiding in between the decors. One of the cars had already been taken off the track and placed in the decor as a prop nearing the technical revision in 2018, during which another car was removed as well as the transfer track itself. Even though not all cars are still in use today, they were not renumbered so up to 'car 8' can still appear on the scoring board.
Number of vehicles4 vehicles
Seats (per vehicle/theatre)4 seats