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#1 KWKBOX OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:23 PM

I have to say the first light gun game myself and many others have played has aged very well.  What do you think and what are some of your favorite light gun games?

 



#2 thadsilverfox OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:32 PM

No doubt Duck Hunt



#3 BydoEmpire OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:47 PM

Rescue Mission (SMS)

Wanted (SMS)

Rambo III (SMS)

Crossbow (arcade, 7800)

House of the Dead 1 & 2 (arcade, Dreamcast)

 

Not technically a light gun game, but Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles (Wii) is fantastic and IMHO it's the same genre for all intents and purposes.

 

Duck Hunt probably isn't even in my top 10, but it's been a long time since I've played it.  I never really liked it that much.  Gumshoe and Wild Gunman were more fun IMHO.  Different strokes and all that...



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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:05 PM

Guilty pleasure light gun game..

Corpse Killer on the 3DO..

 

So campy it's awesome...  ;-)

(Reminds me of the campy bad voice acting in House of the Dead actually..)

 

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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:46 PM

Oh, another guilty pleasure: Crypt Killer!  The arcade version had 3 shotguns you had to actually pump, and a cab where you'd draw the curtains around to block out everything else.  It was very cheesy, but a lot of fun.  Look left!  Look up!  The Saturn version was fun, too.

 

 



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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:57 PM

Hmm... for consoles, I'd have to say Duck Hunt and Hogan's Alley. I remember Demolition Man on 3DO had a lightgun segment that I thought was OK, but I still can't figure out the driving segments all too well so I never really play it all that much. For the arcade, I remember House of The Dead 1 and 2 were pretty fun and had really cheesy voices. Space Gun is still a bunch of fun, I've never beat it but I do like it. There's also this Zombie Raid game, which is a big 'ol pain but it's fun to try and beat it - not my favorite though.



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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:54 PM

Action Max.



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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:12 PM

Operation Wolf, Arcade

 

Funny how many systems its was ported to later

 


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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:00 PM

Rescue Mission (SMS)

Wanted (SMS)

Rambo III (SMS)

Crossbow (arcade, 7800)

House of the Dead 1 & 2 (arcade, Dreamcast)

 

Not technically a light gun game, but Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles (Wii) is fantastic and IMHO it's the same genre for all intents and purposes.

 

Duck Hunt probably isn't even in my top 10, but it's been a long time since I've played it.  I never really liked it that much.  Gumshoe and Wild Gunman were more fun IMHO.  Different strokes and all that...

Did not even know the 7800 had a light gun.  I noticed a lot of SMS games so I will need to dig out my Phaser and try those out soon.



#10 Nutsy Doodleheimer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:23 PM

I have a few favorite light gun games.

Duck Hunt (NES)
Hogan's Alley (NES)
Wild Gunman (NES)
Operation Wolf

And even the controversial and gorey Chiller.

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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:40 PM

I have a fond memeory of my uncle beating Safari Hunt on the Master System, but I wouldn't call it a "Favorite"!

 

Some of my faves that come to mind though?

 

Gangster Town (SMS)

Rambo III (SMS)   (Possibely my favorite light gun game ever... 50% nostalgia there though)

House of The Dead 2 (Arcade/Dreamcast)



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Posted Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:48 AM

To the Earth

Prehistoric Safari

Army Days

Operation Blood


Edited by high voltage, Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:49 AM.


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Posted Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:44 AM

Gangster Town (SMS)

Area 51 (PS1)

Hogan's Alley (NES)

House of the Dead 2 (Dreamcast/Saturn)

Point Blank 1, 2 & 3 (PS1)

Virtua Cop 1 & 2 (Saturn)



#14 BydoEmpire OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:02 AM

I noticed a lot of SMS games so I will need to dig out my Phaser and try those out soon.

Definitely do - IMHO the SMS has the best overall collection of light gun games of any console!



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Posted Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:38 AM

Duck Hunt is very boring nowadays, I don't think it aged well. Played it just 2 month ago, ugh shudder!!!

Edited by high voltage, Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:43 AM.


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Posted Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:22 AM

Nobody has mentioned any SNES.  I think the Zapper is better than the scope after this experience.

 



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Posted Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:39 AM

I mean...avatar.



#18 Torr OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:28 AM

Virtua Cop 1 & 2 (Saturn)

 

Can't believe I forgot about the Virtua Cops! Add those to my favs list!

 

Also I had a lot of fun with T2: The Arcade Game (though it's not technically a light gun game, but, you know) both in the Arcades and at home on the Genny with a Menacer. Even with that dodgy cross hair that would shake all over the place I still managed to get good enough to Destroy Cyberdyne AND keep that Helicopter off the Van.


Edited by Torr, Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:28 AM.


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Posted Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:56 PM

Still somewhat remember Carnevil, sad their wasn't more oddball shooters



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Posted Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:27 PM

Virtua Cop 1 and 2 (whyyyy did VC 3 never come home?????)

Gunblade NY / LA Machine Guns

House of the Dead 1-4  (Arcade, Saturn, Dreamcast, Xbox, PS3 respectively :) )

Link's Crossbow Training (Wii)

Ghost Squad (Wii)

Carnevil (Arcade)

Area 51 (Saturn & Arcade)

Confidential Mission (Dreamcast)

Crossbow (Arcade / Mame, works great with a mouse even if that's not the spirit of the light gun game)

Chiller (Arcade / Mame)  (partially kidding on this one, it's mostly awful)



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Posted Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:21 PM

I loved Operation Wolf in the arcade. The NES version I was less than impressed with. I also remember playing one, although I forget the name, where the arcade machine had sensors to see where you were and you would have to literally duck and crouch and such to get behind cover in the game. It was pretty fun and a real workout if you played it long enough.

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Posted Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:55 PM

Gumshoe (need more games like this)

Virtua Cop 1 & 2

House of the Dead 1 & 2



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Posted Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:34 PM

Made very little use of the light gun, as the only games I had for it were Wild Gunman, Duck Hunt, and Hogan's Alley.  I hated the professor in Hogan's Alley; usually mistakenly shot him thinking he was the brown-haired criminal.  Duck Hunt allowed for some trolling if you got your hands on controller 2 to move the ducks.



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Posted Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:46 PM

In addition to Hogan's Alley and Wild Gunman, Gotcha! was a great light gun game for the NES.  Using the game pad to move and the light gun to shoot at the same time was (and still is) a cool game mechanic.



#25 BydoEmpire OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:10 PM

In addition to Hogan's Alley and Wild Gunman, Gotcha! was a great light gun game for the NES.  Using the game pad to move and the light gun to shoot at the same time was (and still is) a cool game mechanic.

I liked that one, too.







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