Tag Archives: Light Gun

#724 – Wild Gunman

                                                                                                                                                                                          Yee-haw.                                                                                                                                        Wonder what’s under that blanket…   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Light gun RELEASE DATE: October 1985   One of the original eighteen NES launch games and prominently featured in “Back to the Future Part II” as a point of ridicule, Wild Gunman is an antiquated shooting … Continue reading #724 – Wild Gunman

#669 – To The Earth

                                                                                                                               Finally, a game where I’m in command.                                                     This is an image of your spaceship exploding. You will see this many, many times.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Cirque Verte GENRE: Light Gun RELEASE DATE: November 1989   In an ironic, bitter twist, you never reach the earth in To … Continue reading #669 – To The Earth

#564 – Shooting Range

                                                                                                            Warning: Zapper does not fire actual lasers.                                                                                                     Welp, I’m horrified. Well done, Shooting Range.   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Light gun RELEASE DATE: June 1989   Today’s outdoor “shooting range” implies real guns, earplugs, and precious antique cans. According to Bandai, a Shooting Range is a … Continue reading #564 – Shooting Range

#47 – Baby Boomer

                                                                         “Best Rated Light Gun Game” by The Color Dreams newsletter.                                                                                      Chicken MilkNuggets are always good with a side of Baby.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Color Dreams DEVELOPER: Color Dreams GENRE: Light Gun RELEASE DATE: 1989   Many of you know people or have parents that are “Baby Boomers” but do … Continue reading #47 – Baby Boomer

#459 – Operation Wolf

                                                                                                I eat Green Berets for breakfast…                                                                               Won’t somebody please think of the chickens!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Taito GENRE: Shooter/Light gun RELEASE DATE: May 1989   Let us all bow our heads and remember Operation Wolf the way I feel it would want to be remembered: in the arcades. … Continue reading #459 – Operation Wolf

#400 – Mechanized Attack

                                                                                            I’ve had a vendetta against dogs and divers for years…                                                                                                              Your battleship can’t help you now, unholy diver!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Light Gun RELEASE DATE: June 1990   In the late 80s and early 90s, the arcade scene was exploding with shooting games. These were … Continue reading #400 – Mechanized Attack

#399 – Maxi 15: Part 2

                                                                                  The final seven games reviewed for your bemusement!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous/alternating PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Various GENRE: Various RELEASE DATE: 1992                                                                                                                  STAKK’M                                                                                                                                    There’s that yum yum stakk’um I’ve been longing for.    Please won’t you stakk’m… for the children? This is another one of those “falling … Continue reading #399 – Maxi 15: Part 2

#355 – Laser Invasion

  With all this firepower aimed at your face, you’re gonna need at least ten shots of whiskey before you even think about playing.                                                                                                                                                       The Danger Zone is nigh.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ultra Games DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Action/Light Gun RELEASE DATE: June 1991   There’s a whole lot of crushed dreams … Continue reading #355 – Laser Invasion

#283 – Hogan’s Alley

                                                                                        He’s really upset that you’ve decided to purchase this game.                                                                Look out! He’s got a cannon and he’s not wearing a shirt!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Light gun RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Hogan’s Alley is one of the original eighteen launch games, one of the … Continue reading #283 – Hogan’s Alley

#273 – Gumshoe

                                                                                       Godzilla’s got it in for the gumshoe.                                         Return the diamonds to South Africa lest Congo Jack come and tear you a new gumshoe.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Light gun RELEASE DATE: June 1986   A quick confession: I’m playing all of these Zapper games with my … Continue reading #273 – Gumshoe

#266 – Gotcha! – The Sport!

                                                                                                                      You’ve been got.                               Paintball Wars were about as gangster as the late 80s got, aside from Public Enemy, of course.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Sanritsu GENRE: Light Gun RELEASE DATE: November 1987   With a name like Gotcha! and a cover that reeks … Continue reading #266 – Gotcha! – The Sport!

#240 – Freedom Force

                            The ultimate Zapper Gun Game? And Duran Duran co-wrote the script? I need to play this!     The game’s quite bloody for an early NES game. Also, don’t be fooled by the woman in a purple dress: she’s really an old crone that will transform you into a wise-cracking cat with sunglasses … Continue reading #240 – Freedom Force