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'''''Duck Hunt''''' is a light-gun game by [[Nintendo]] originally released on the [[NES]] in 1984. It was later ported to the [[Vs. System]], [[MSX]], and emulated on the [[Wii U]].
 
'''''Duck Hunt''''' is a light-gun game by [[Nintendo]] originally released on the [[NES]] in 1984. It was later ported to the [[Vs. System]], [[MSX]], and emulated on the [[Wii U]].
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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.
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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.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
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* By getting extremely close to the television, I can play indefinitely.
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
 
* '''Overall:''' 2/10
 
* '''Overall:''' 2/10
* '''Best Version:''' NES
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* '''Best Version:''' Vs. System
  
 
===Good===
 
===Good===
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* For the first few minutes play the game, you'll probably enjoy yourself.
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* The cartoon graphics are kind of nice, and there is a noticeable difference in tone between the ducks and clay pigeons.
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* The game has some nice memorable jingles.
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* The Vs. System adds an additional type of game play and allows you to shoot the stupid giggling dog!
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
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* The game quickly becomes dull and repetitive.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
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* 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.
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==Documentation==
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<gallery>
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Duck Hunt - NES - Manual.pdf|Game manual.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 151.jpg|Blurb the Nintendo Player's Guide.
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</gallery>
  
 
==Box Art==
 
==Box Art==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Duck Hunt - NES - Japan.jpg|The original Japanese art. It accurately represents the game with its cartoony style.
 
Duck Hunt - NES - Japan.jpg|The original Japanese art. It accurately represents the game with its cartoony style.
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Duck Hunt - NES - USA.jpg|The North American box art uses the awful pixel art style used by the launch title releases.
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Duck Hunt - NES - EU.jpg|The European art uses the Japanese art, but adds texture to cells. This is my favorite art.
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Duck Hunt - MSX - Japan.jpg|The Japanese MSX port has custom art using a paper cut-out style which is pretty good.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Duck Hunt - NES - Manual.pdf|Game manual.
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Duck Hunt - NES - Sprite Sheet.png|Sprite sheet.
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Duck Hunt - NES - Sprite Sheet Updated.png|An updated sprite sheet.
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Duck Hunt - NES - Fan Art.jpg|Gorgeous fan art.
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Duck Hunt - NES - Fan Art Poster.jpg|A nice hand-drawn fan poster.
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Duck Hunt - NES - Fan Art Collage.png|A collage of fan drawings.
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Duck Hunt - Deimos-Remus.jpg|Fan art by Deimos-Remus.
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Duck Hunt - Fan Art - Matthew Gordon Sallack.jpg|Fan art by Matthew Gordon Sallack.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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* [https://www.gamefaqs.com/nes/587252-duck-hunt gamefaqs.com/nes/587252-duck-hunt] - GameFAQs.
 
* [https://www.gamefaqs.com/nes/587252-duck-hunt gamefaqs.com/nes/587252-duck-hunt] - GameFAQs.
 
* [http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Games/Hacking/Wiki/index.php/Duck_Hunt thealmightyguru.com/Games/Hacking/Wiki/index.php/Duck_Hunt] - NES Hacker Database.
 
* [http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Games/Hacking/Wiki/index.php/Duck_Hunt thealmightyguru.com/Games/Hacking/Wiki/index.php/Duck_Hunt] - NES Hacker Database.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtf1FUp-0jo youtube.com/watch?v=Qtf1FUp-0jo] - Shooting the dog in the VS System.
  
  
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[[Category: Video Games]]
 
[[Category: Video Games]]
 
[[Category: Light Gun Games]]
 
[[Category: Light Gun Games]]
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[[Category: Single-Screen]]

Revision as of 15:11, 26 June 2017

North American box art.

Duck Hunt is a light-gun game by Nintendo originally released on the NES in 1984. It was later ported to the Vs. System, MSX, and emulated on the Wii U.

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.

Status

  • By getting extremely close to the television, I can play indefinitely.

Review

  • Overall: 2/10
  • Best Version: Vs. System

Good

  • 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!

Bad

  • The game quickly becomes dull and repetitive.

Ugly

  • 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.

Documentation

Box Art

Gallery

Links