pling, pling... I swear, clicking the trigger on this gun was more
addictive than clicking on one of those multi-colored retractable pens.
Our first exposure to this gem was with a little game by the name of "Duck
Hunt". The premise was simple... your dog (whom I always wanted to
MURDER) would scare up some "game" and you'd gun the poor lil'
bastards down with your Zapper. If you had a second controller plugged in,
you could actually control the ducks and fuck with your friends.
you're not supposed to sit right up against the TV with the Zapper,
otherwise the games wouldn't be challenging at all. A lesser-known trick
is if you had a decent magnifying glass and you positioned it in front of
the Zapper, it would hit whatever is on the screen no matter where you
aside, it was a great controller and had quite a good chunk o' games for
it. However, later in the life of Nintendo they did something to the
Zapper that is completely unforgivable...
THEY MADE IT BRIGHT ORANGE!
understood the reasoning behind this. I mean, we've all heard how the
original Megatron figure was discontinued because it looked too much like
a real gun when transformed. But the Zapper? Come on, I don't know of too
many real guns that are light grey with red triggers and wires sticking
out of them. Guess I'll have to get a subscription to Guns & Ammo to
search for one.
Regardless, any cop that confused the Zapper for a real gun should be
spending his days helping Revlon test out the irritant properties of their
products on his eyes.