User reviews for Duck Hunt
7.4 / 10Combined Score
Some may find the gameplay shallow, having no light gun accessory will not let you play the game, and even if you have the gun, the gun doesn't work all the time.
Released in 1984 for the Famicom in Japan and 1985 on the NES everywhere else, Duck Hunt was one of the first games to use the NES light gun accessory, and boy did it work out well or what? Although today with the newer TVs, the light gun only somewhat works, back in the 80's, Duck Hunt was one hell of a fun time for everyone. It came with the light gun accessory, the NES and Super Mario Brothers. Speaking of which, many people only played Duck Hunt for a little while and then left it to ro...
It's a little slow sometimes.
Duck Hunt was the first game on the NES that you use the arcase style gun with. It was a great deal of fun but you did have to have the gun to play the game. The graphics wern't great but it just suits the type of game it is and the sound is pretty cool too, also matches the type of game. This is one of the best if not the best shooting games that you have to use a gun for. The gameplay is really good and it's quite playable compared to others, you can just keep re-playing this over and over by yourself or even better with a friend.
Overall i'd reccomend you NES lovers to pull out those dusty consoles and get shooting because this is one great old classic game.
You can't play without the Light Gun accessory.
The first arcade shooter (as Vs. Duck Hunt) to come home, this game also introduced the Light Gun peripheral for added realism. The object of the game is simple-shoot the ducks as they fly around. But it gets tricky sometimes due to their mixed-up patterns and limited ammo.
The graphics & sound are exactly the same as they were in the arcade, with the only difference being there are 2 modes of play-easy & hard. The Light Gun is generally responsive but you might have issues depending on how far back you are from your TV. Also, if you don't have the gun you cannot play this game with a regular controller, unless you have perhaps the LazerScope accessory.
While certainly no substitute for the great outdoors, it's still a lot of fun to play on a rainy day when you can't get outside.
Once you hit lvl 20 your screwed, or at least I was...plus you cant shoot the friggin dog
This classic game brought alot of memories back when I played it over my friends house. I loved this game as a kid, but now that I played it after 11 years past the game got hard..or I just got stupid. When I used to play it all always had trouble in hitting the ducks on lvl 20 or above...freaking dog always laughing at me when I missed them...The game has just one main problem, but it didnt bother me at the time..and that is repeative game play...after shooting your way through several levels it kinda gets tedious and boring...THen you throw the gun down and you see the dog pout because he is lonely and your not hunting ducks...I wish you could shoot that dawg...XP