One of the hardest things about being a retro gamer who wants to use modern TV’s is knowing that you will lose compatibility with certain games that require a light gun. Due to the way the display handles the incoming signal light guns just don’t work like they would on a traditional CRT TV. Hyperkin however has decided that the masses deserve to play Duck Hunt on their fancy HDTV’s and has revealed the existence of the Hyper Blaster HD for NES. Not much is currently known about this new light gun, which is set for a full reveal later this week at CES, but Hyperkin has revealed these tidbits.
Play Duck Hunt for the NES with a light gun on an HDTV (original Duck Hunt cartridge and NES required)
Includes special Hyper Blaster HD light gun
Includes Hyper Blaster HD Adapter to allow HDTV compatibility
The interesting things to take note of here are that this new light gun will apparently only work on an original NES system and not any of the clone systems that Hyperkin themselves make. The second thing I am wondering is if the HD adapter could allow even regular NES Zappers to work on a modern display. I highly doubt this but I can dream right! My last question is if this new light gun will be compatible with HDMI modded NES systems. This would allow not only the light gun compatible games be playable but playable in the best quality possible!
What do you think about the possibility of playing NES light gun games on an HDTV? Let us know below!