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Light Gun Games
« on: December 11, 2013, 21:40:59 PM »
I have always loved light gun games but now we no longer use CRT TVs in our living rooms the one that require this technology are quickly getting forgotten and unplayed. I was playing a few last weekend at Revival and I thought it would make a good discussion. I also found this video that puts the Master System light phaser up against the NES Zapper:

[align=center:llmbwijt]Game Sack - NES Zapper vs Sega Light Phaser[/align:llmbwijt]

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Re: Light Gun Games
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 21:44:44 PM »
Gamesack. I love that show. As for Lightgun games, I dont know why they are not as popular. At least if you have a Wii you can still play some.

Its obvious it can still be done, just look at Time crisis on the PS4.

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Re: Light Gun Games
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 21:54:48 PM »
Yes, it is unfortunate that lightgun games can no longer be played with modern TV's.  The ones I have enjoyable and that's why I still have a CRT here in the house!

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Re: Light Gun Games
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 22:56:24 PM »
Quote from: "SnakeEyes"
Gamesack. I love that show. As for Lightgun games, I dont know why they are not as popular. At least if you have a Wii you can still play some.

Its obvious it can still be done, just look at Time crisis on the PS4.

Agreed, the Wii has some great ones. Especially this:

Classic Game Room HD - HOUSE OF THE DEAD OVERKILL on Wii pt1

Classic Game Room HD - HOUSE OF THE DEAD OVERKILL on Wii pt2

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Re: Light Gun Games
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 23:15:39 PM »
Ghost Squad is another one looking out for - and the Res Evil Chronicles games.

There also Dead Space Extraction and even the Link Crossbow trainer game is worth a go as it has some really nice score attack modes.

I liked HOTD2 on DC but HOTD2&3 on Wii is just more convenient.

Virtua Cop 1 & 2 and Mighty Hits on Saturn are great too.

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Re: Light Gun Games
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 23:19:07 PM »
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Ghost Squad is another one looking out for - and the Res Evil Chronicles games.

There also Dead Space Extraction and even the Link Crossbow trainer game is worth a go as it has some really nice score attack modes.

I liked HOTD2 on DC but HOTD2&3 on Wii is just more convenient.

Yep I have all of those!!!

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Re: Light Gun Games
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Re: Light Gun Games
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 23:22:58 PM »
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Just a heads up if anyone is unaware of these

http://www.thegametrain.com/products/Playstation-2-Controllers/376-LCD-Topgun-(PlasmaProjectorLCDCRT-Light-Gun).html

Cool idea!

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Re: Light Gun Games
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2013, 23:34:39 PM »
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Just a heads up if anyone is unaware of these

http://www.thegametrain.com/products/Playstation-2-Controllers/376-LCD-Topgun-(PlasmaProjectorLCDCRT-Light-Gun).html

This is definitely pretty nifty! 

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Re: Light Gun Games
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2013, 22:18:22 PM »
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Just a heads up if anyone is unaware of these

http://www.thegametrain.com/products/Playstation-2-Controllers/376-LCD-Topgun-(PlasmaProjectorLCDCRT-Light-Gun).html

I was just thinking someone should come up with something like this!
Also with all these adapters they make these days that allow you to use PS2 controllers on older consoles, I wonder if this would work with one of them? It would be pretty cool if you could play the old 8 and 16 bit gun games on a HDTV!

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Re: Light Gun Games
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2013, 22:47:18 PM »
A Saturn version would be excellent - mainly for Virtua Cop 1 & 2 - but maybe PS2 got a release of that game?

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Re: Light Gun Games
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2013, 20:50:10 PM »
The Atari 7800 has some of my favourite light gun games, a really nice selection of different game types and the gun looks incredibly cool, which is a bonus:

[align=center:35oek5ks]Quick Clips - Atari 7800 - 008 - Crossbow

Meltdown 7800

Alien Brigade (atari 7800) - gameplay[/align:35oek5ks]

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Re: Light Gun Games
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2013, 20:55:56 PM »
All excellent games!  Alien Brigade is one of my favorites!

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Re: Light Gun Games
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2013, 14:47:48 PM »
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All 3 games are great, but my particular favourite is Crossbow. I have great memories of playing it on holiday when I was a kid and it was also one of the first 2600 games I played. I have always adored the game and the 7800 version is the best. I also think that Meltdown is a really under rated game, it might not look like much but the gameplay is superb, it can get really frantic.

Sentinel is also pretty good too, if a bit strange, but I couldn't find a video of that on the 7800.

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Re: Light Gun Games
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2013, 19:49:13 PM »
This reminds me I need to get some more games for my Master System Phaser and Megadrive Menacer. I had the Phaser years ago and loved playing gun based games but all I have for it now is the 3 in 1 (Marksman, Safari hunt and trap shooting) and operation wolf which I haven't played for a while.
The link to the LCD Topgun is fantastic, may have to invest in one for the MAME cabinet.
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