How the Gun on the Original Duck Hunt Worked

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If you’ve ever played Duck Hunt or any of the other NES games that used the NES Zapper gun, you probably at one point or another wondered how the game actually knows where on the TV you are aiming the gun when you pulled the trigger. It turns out, the method for accomplishing this is incredibly simple, as is the gun itself.

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In Nintendo’s “Duck Hunt,” how does the TV know when you’ve hit a duck?
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34 thoughts on “How the Gun on the Original Duck Hunt Worked

  1. field31 says:

    Ok then why in the hell these new systems are making people pay for a camera in order to get the same effect? The answer is they are toooooo fucking greedy. That's why. LOL.

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