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    Default What is your favorite light gun game?

    I finally dusted off my old classic NES zapper and tried out Duck Hunt again. This game holds up pretty well even today. What is your favorite light gun game?


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    Virtua Cop 2.

    I always like to throw a nod to Scud on Saturn, though, for both its one player, two gun mode, and two player mode where one player plays a side-scrolling run & gun while player 2 lays down cover fire with a light gun.

    Lucky & Wild is also awesome with a wheelman and gunman.

    A few other favorires:
    Gangster Town (SMS)
    Virtua Cop (Sat)
    Gunblade NY/LA Machineguns (Wii)
    House of the Dead 2 (DC)

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    Duck Hunt is da best
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    I loved Hogan's Alley back in the day. Later on, it was Virtua Cop 2.

    I always felt bad for people who only knew of Duck Hunt back then. I thought Safari Hunt was clearly a better game and Hogan's Alley was more fun than both.
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    Hogan's was always my favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfchakan View Post
    I loved Hogan's Alley back in the day. Later on, it was Virtua Cop 2.

    I always felt bad for people who only knew of Duck Hunt back then. I thought Safari Hunt was clearly a better game and Hogan's Alley was more than both.
    Safari Hunt was definitely preferable over Duck Hunt for me by a mile. Master System gun games were awesome.

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    I liked that one where you shoot at guys that sign up for forums just to spam their Youtube channel. Can't remember what it's called.

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    I liked that one where you shoot at guys that sign up for forums just to spam their Youtube channel. Can't remember what it's called.
    I don't remember what it's called, but it's fun to play, even if it's just about impossible to get a good ending.

    I never watch the videos attached to these topics, but I'm glad some activity hapoens around them, even if they are just a work around getting lumped into the video thread.

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    Vampire Night for PS2

    House of the Dead 2's dialogue almost makes it win on its own, but Vampire Night has suitably cheesy lines as well.

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    Of the 2D era stuff Duck Hunt and Hogan's Alley by a wide margin, though Gangster Town on SMS is solid too, and I've been partial to Operation Wolf (nes or arcade.)

    Into the 3D, I never enjoyed them as much, but there's no denying House of the Dead 2 in the least bit, and Virtua Cop was awesome as well. In the arcade though I never liked them much other than some of the console conversions that came from there, but one did stand out we never got that is awesome T2 the Arcade Game.

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    Yep its Duck Hunt for me. I liked it so much it got all my game time on my DH/SMB cart when I first got an NES in 1988.

    For something more modern and "House of the Dead" style, I recommend Dino Strike on the original Wii. Lots of fun.


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    I have to say Lethal Enforcers for the Sega Genesis or Sega CD and the Virtua Cop series for the Saturn.

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    Speaking of the Wii, Medal of Honor Heroes 2 had a 'zapper' mode too. It was a full second game where you had predetermined courses compiled from the existing stages of the game, but new terrain and it was total nazi turkey shoot and very well handled.

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    Honestly, I'm going to have to go with the arcade game Crossbow as #1 on my list. Although that might not be the same thing, I've read that the crossbow on the arcade cab wasn't a light gun, the base was a well calibrated joystick.

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    Im a big horror guy and I vote House Of The Dead on Saturn..........with Lethal Enforcers Arcade a close second. HOTD had a lot of great dialogue, great kill mechanics(body parts), multiple paths and good graphics/characters for the time. Honorable mentions to Revolution X, Terminator 2, Operation Wolf and Time Crisis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDiablo View Post
    Honorable mentions to Revolution X

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    Lethal Enforcers 1 and 2 for the PS1. Having both games close as possible to the arcade experience is fun, but I have no gun for any version of LE 1 or 2 I own (LE 1 SNES and Genesis, LE 2 Genesis and Sega CD, PS1 double pack), and I have an LCD TV. Too bad, though the experience isn't lost, the games are still fun, just a tad more tedious wit a pad.

    Still, those Justifiers sure looked sweet, were sweet in arcades too.

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    I've been thinking, and you know one thing that makes sense yet also no sense at all to me is Nintendo and the virtual console. They put out Duck Hunt on the WiiU, yet another attempt to get some systems sold, yet do not add it to the 3DS. They've done this a few times and it's very annoying. Light gun games work great as tapping speed games on their handheld as point blank DS showed very well so I think Duck Hunt and Hogan's Alley would be awesome on there too.

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    Time Crisis II arcade. I think that is the pinnacle of arcade light gun games, nothing else I've played really tops it, or even comes close truth be told.

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