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Duck Hunt, in my eyes, one of the most influential games of the retro NES era. The light gun that was needed in order to play the game was years ahead of it's time and proved ridiculously accurate in comparison to future releases of guns for games like Time Crisis (another awesome game!)
Grab the NES Zapper from your action set and let's have some hi-jinks duck shooting fun!
My main memories The introduction music 8 bit music rules, but Nintendo hit the nail on the head again with this short, punchy and catchy tune. The flashing of the gun when you fired Well, the screen flashed, so you quickly found out if you had epilepsy or not!Coupled with banging sound fx, you were under pressure to make each bullet count to get a perfect round. But wait..... The dog! Who can forget Mr Trusty brown dog leaping into the grass and collecting the ducks as well as laughing at you, truly an iconic and entertaining character.
In Clay Pigeon Mode you could Hone your skills and also in the vs mode/clay pigeon mode you were required to fire at 2 discs getting ever further away, pixel perfect precision was key!
Duck Hunt is a shooter game in which the objective is to shoot moving targets on the television screen in mid-flight. The game is played from a first-person perspective and requires the NES Zapper light gun, which the player aims and fires at the screen. Each round consists of a total of ten targets to shoot. Depending on the game mode the player selects prior to beginning play, one or two targets will appear on the screen at any given time and the player has three shots, or attempts, to hit them before they disappear.
I wasn't actually born until 1988!!! So I was technically minus 1 in 1987! But my main memory in 1992 when I played this, was how the Light Gun was put directly into the box/polystyrene after use to preserve it's awesomeness!
Review by Raymond Li. You can follow Raymond on Twitter here
Duck Hunt NES - Gameplay
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