By DragoonKain1687 1 Comments
Release Date: 03/23/2011
Device: iPod Gen IV, iPhone 4 and above
A new week, a new iOS review, or it could have been an smartphone game for android, were they not the same.
So, here comes a re-invention of maybe the best Light Gun game in history. Well, not the best, but one of the fathers of the genre it is.
Duck Hunt was a game for the NES, quite simple indeed. Ducks would go up, shoot, ducks go down. Miss and a dog would laugh at you. Shoot at the dog, nothing happens. The little joys of life indeed. That dog will haunt many gamers lifes again.
So, back to this "remake". Duck Hunt AR is an Augmented Reality game. What does that mean? Well, it means that it uses a camera, found on any iPhone or iPod (Gen IV and above). The game will create a virtual overlay over whatever you are seeing. Later, you will have to aim using the gyroscope.
The game is just as it used to be in the past. You are the hunter, and your trusted hound will dive into the grass, to spook some ducks. These ducks come in 3 kinds, standard blue and red. The ducks vary in both score and speed, making for different levels of difficulty.
You aim by moving the device, its internal gyroscope will do the rest. You will be shooting 8 ducks per stage, and you will only use up to 3 rounds per duck, so time your trigger. After you kill a duck, the game will re-adjust the screen, to calibrate the gyroscope to your position. This will avoid complications in the long term.
The game is quite simple, but still hugely satisfying. The updated graphics is a nice refresh over the many online based “remakes” and marks a nice return of an old classic.