I first played this game when my brother and I bought the NES Action Set around 1988. The game was fun for awhile, but we quickly became bored of it.
On interesting thing I found while playing with a debugger is the programmers actually trapped the game to give a game over if you reach level 100 rather than having infinite play or a kill screen.
- By getting extremely close to the television, I can play indefinitely.
- Overall: 2/10
- Best Version: Vs. System
- For the first few minutes play the game, you'll probably enjoy yourself.
- The cartoon graphics are kind of nice, and there is a noticeable difference in tone between the ducks and clay pigeons.
- The game has some nice memorable jingles.
- The Vs. System adds an additional type of game play and allows you to shoot the stupid giggling dog!
- The game quickly becomes dull and repetitive.
- All of the game is dully similar. Although there are three modes, you're essentially doing the exact same thing in each. There just isn't much content.
- mobygames.com/game/duck-hunt - MobyGames.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_Hunt - Wikipedia.
- gamefaqs.com/nes/587252-duck-hunt - GameFAQs.
- thealmightyguru.com/Games/Hacking/Wiki/index.php/Duck_Hunt - NES Hacker Database.
- youtube.com/watch?v=Qtf1FUp-0jo - Shooting the dog in the VS System.