Tag Archives: Zapper

#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

#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

#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

#204 – Duck Hunt

                                                                                     Expect some snarkiness from your dog for that missed shot.                                                                                                                           Told ya.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Lightgun RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Many people remember Duck Hunt as the second game they ever played, after Super Mario Bros. For those that grew up with the combo … Continue reading #204 – Duck Hunt

#131 – Chiller

                                                                                                Dead people are just the coolest.                                                                                                    I’m chilling so hard right now.     PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Game Cartridges DEVELOPER: American Game Cartridges GENRE: Shooting RELEASE DATE: 1990   The Zapper is the first peripheral in a long, proud tradition of Nintendo releasing peripherals they would never … Continue reading #131 – Chiller

#57 – Barker Bill’s Trick Shooting

                                                                                              At least the cover is accurate. It really is that bland.                                       I think this screenshot is your reward for shooting all of Mario – er, Barker Bill’s kitchenware.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Zapper RELEASE DATE: August 1990   I always wanted to play more Zapper games … Continue reading #57 – Barker Bill’s Trick Shooting