Come on. You know what Duck Hunt is. Don’t act like you don’t.
Even if you never personally played it chances are you’ve been around it. Maybe a friend had it or you saw it at an arcade somewhere.
The thing is if you’ve seen it you remember it. Duck Hunt is that awesome. The neon orange handgun remote, the ducks flying across the screen, it was magic.
Sure there were bigger, flashier shooting games at the arcade, but there was nothing like bringing that virtual arcade experience back into your own home.
That’s what made Duck Hunt so amazing.
Fortunately for me my cousin had Duck Hunt. Unfortunately for me he lived a state south of us, down in California. We would take road trips up there every year, sometimes in the winter, sometimes in the summer. Either way, it was an occasion for some good old fashioned duck hunting.
While my cousins family did actually hunt in real life we still loved duck hunt. I probably couldn’t kill a real duck if I had to but in Duck Hunt I was a ruthless, cold blooded killer and I loved every minute of it.
It’s now been years since I’ve played Duck Hunt. I’m a grownup (mostly) and my cousin is definitely a grown up. He even runs his own business. It’s a plumbing business, the best plumber Costa Mesa has to offer.
How much did Duck Hunt contribute to his success? Did it develop that competitive drive it takes to succeed in small business? Did it strengthen his confidence in his own talents and abilities? Honestly, probably not.
Duck Hunt was just an awesome game from an awesome time.
Thankfully you can look up just about any game on the internet and play it straight from your computer. Although nothing can replace that neon orange handgun. Oh, boy.