It's the game you remember from the NES, adapted to work with the Wiimote.
The iconic pack-in game for the Nintendo Entertainment System returns to life on Virtual Console, and one anxious YouTuber couldn't wait for Christmas and went ahead and downloaded it from the Japanese eShop.
Duck Hunt, which hits Virtual Console internationally December 25, has been updated to take advantage of the Wiimote and sensor bar. Anyone who's plugged in their NES to an HDTV has suffered the heartbreak of learning first-hand that the trusty NES Zapper doesn't work with modern sets. If you want to recreate the Christmas morning of your 1980s youth (assuming you were even alive back then), this is the best solution.
Duck Hunt Dog was brought out of retirement for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Seeing the game appear on the Wii U Virtual Console seemed like a foregone conclusion. Hopefully the tech Nintendo used to adapt the targeting to the Wii U can be transferred to other light gun games like Hogan's Alley, which has been part of the original Wii's VC service for some time, or even the mostly forgotten Super Scope Six games that graced the Super NES.
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