Starting with Duck Hunt in late 2014, Nintendo has been retrofitting and re-releasing - along with third-party partners - some iconic NES light gun / Zapper games for the Wii U eShop. They naturally utilise the Wii Remote pointer to recreate that old-fashioned practice of zapping pixels on the TV.
Since Duck Hunt a few more titles have arrived in Europe, and according to Nintendo of America's game pages the region looks set to catch up in this week's Download Update on 7th January. These game page don't always have 100% accuracy, but in this case we think they're a good bet. Below are the three games pegged to arrive on the North American Wii U Virtual Console this week priced at $4.99, along with our review scores.
- Hogan's Alley - 5/10 in our review
- Wild Gunman - 5/10 in our review
- The Adventures of Bayou Billy - 5/10 in our review
The Adventures of Bayou Billy isn't a straight-up light gun game like the others, but features a few Zapper sections.
Are any of you in North America tempted to pick these up?
With thanks the Ryan Millar for the heads up.