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                  |______| |___| `.__________,' |______| |___|    |_____|



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                                 ~ Duck Hunt ~
                     for the Nintendo Entertainment System
                               FAQ by Bananagirl
                       bnandgril at canvasrabbit dot com
                                v1.5 - 09/15/03




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                            -= Table of Contents =-
                       ---------------------------------
                            1. Introduction
                            2. FAQ
                            3. Game Basics
                            4. Holding the Zapper
                            5. Single Duck Hunting
                            6. Double Duck Hunting
                            7. Clay Pigeon Shooting
                            8. Variations
                            9. Revision History
                           10. Copyright Information
                           11. Credits/Thanks



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Ah, memories... Very few NES owners don't own at least one copy of this game 
and a Zapper to match. It's a fairly simple shooter, and the only real 
challenge lies in actually aiming the Zapper from anything beyond point-blank
range. Fortunately, I'm here with plenty of tips regarding this. 

I've been out of the writing scene for a few months due to school and whatnot,
so I'm a bit rusty. Forgive me for this. I'm sure you can still figure out 
whatever it is I'm trying to say. If you think I need to clarify something, 
feel free to drop me an email saying so. 

As the summer winds to a close, I've thrown in two quick updates to the FAQ. 
The big addition is a section devoted entirely to variations. I've listed a few
fun things you can do while you play to make the game more exciting. Feel free
to contribute anything else you might come up with, since the section could 
certainly be improved quite a bit. And with that, I'm off. Bye!

- Bananagirl



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1. Where can I purchase this game?
2. Where can I purchase a Zapper?
3. Will this make my kids want to kill other kids?
4. Is there any way to kill that stupid dog?
5. Why do I keep missing?
6. How can I cheat?
7. Are there any other Zapper games?

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Q1. Where can I purchase this game?
-----------------------------------
  Probably anywhere that sells NES games will have this, at least in the form 
  of the Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt cartridge. If you prefer to shop online, 
  eBay is always a good place to look, and EBgames.com is currently selling it
  for $1.49. 


Q2. Where can I purchase a Zapper?
----------------------------------
  You can usually find a Zapper in any store that sells NES items. Don't expect
  to pay more than a few dollars for it. As mentioned in the previous question,
  eBay probably has what you're looking for, but you might have to buy a lot of
  other stuff, too. 


Q3. Will this make my kids want to kill other kids?
---------------------------------------------------
  Only if your kids have homicidal tendencies to begin with. Even then, I don't
  think we can consider this game a trigger. 


Q4. Is there any way to kill that stupid dog?
---------------------------------------------
  Nope. Not in this version. Deal with it.


Q5. Why do I keep missing?
--------------------------
  You probably need to clean your Zapper, plug it in, adjust the brightness on 
  your television, or just learn how to aim. 


Q6. How can I cheat?
--------------------
  Get yourself a Game Genie and Google it. There are some codes out there; I'm 
  just too lazy to find out who discovered them so I can ask for permission to
  use them. I know they're not in the official Game Genie codebook, but that's
  the extent of my knowledge on the matter. 


Q7. Are there any other Zapper games?
-------------------------------------
  Yes, actually. I can't name any off the top of my head, since this is the 
  only one I've played, but there is a Zapper FAQ by SpoonDog on GameFAQs.com 
  that lists the games and has quite a bit of information on each one. Check it
  out!



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                                    Scoring
                                    -------
When you hit the target you are aiming at, a small number will appear where it
was flying. This is your score. The number varies with the type of target and
the round you are currently on. If you manage to hit every target the game 
throws at you, you will receive bonus points.

                .----------.----------.----------.----------.----------.
                | Round 01 | Round 06 | Round 11 | Round 16 | Round 21 |
       .--------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
       |  Black |   0500   |   0800   |   1000   |   1000   |   1000   |
       +--------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
       |   Blue |   1000   |   1500   |   2000   |   2000   |   2000   |
       +--------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
       |    Red |   1500   |   2400   |   3000   |   3000   |   3000   |
       +--------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
       |   Clay |   1000   |   1500   |   2000   |   2000   |   2000   |
       +--------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
       |  Bonus |  10,000  |  10,000  |  15,000  |  20,000  |  30,000  |
       '--------'----------'----------'----------'----------'----------'


                                  Hit or Miss
                                  -----------
Each target only stays onscreen for a certain amount of time. If you don't 
shoot it, you'll receive a miss. You are only given so many misses for each 
round. If you exceed the limit, it's game over for you. At the bottom of your
screen, below the hit indicator, you can see a line of little blue dashes. Your
successful hits must reach at least the end of this line when the game groups
your hits and misses at the end of each round. The line will begin to get
longer after the tenth round.



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Before we start off on this, you'll need to determine both your dominant hand 
and eye. Your dominant hand is easy; it's the hand you use to write. If you 
aren't sure which is your dominant eye, hold up a small, thin object (such as
your finger) and look at it with both eyes. Then close one eye and open it 
again. If the object appears to move as you do this, the eye you closed is 
dominant. If your finger (or whatever else you might be using) appears to stay
in the same place, your dominant eye is open already.

In all cases, your dominant hand should grip the gun as you would a pistol. 
Your index finger should be on the trigger. When aiming, close your weaker eye 
while leaving the dominant eye open. 

To aim with a Zapper, you'll have to learn how to use sights. Take a look at 
your gun. Near the back, there are two triangular ridges. At the front, there's
another one. When using sights, you have to line up the bead (the ridge in the
front) with the two ridges in the back. You must then focus on your target and
adjust the angle of your gun so that the bead is directly below whatever you're
trying to shoot. Observe:
                              target->_ T _
                        rear ridge-> / |o| \ <-rear ridge
                                        ^-bead



                            Method #1 - Single Hand
                            -----------------------
This method requires a brace of some sort, as very few people can hold still
while aiming. In addition to this, we tend to jerk the gun back a bit as we 
pull the trigger, so our shot goes higher than intended. This brace can be as
simple as your knee or your other arm. It all depends on how you're sitting. 
Your other hand can be used to do whatever else you happen to be doing at the
moment, unless you're using it to support the gun, which sort of defeats the
purpose of a single hand grip.



                            Method #2 - Both Hands
                            ----------------------
Unlike the previous method, you'll need two free hands for this one. With the 
gun securely held in your dominant hand, cup your other hand around it so you
have a double grip on the Zapper. This allows for a much steadier grip than
one might have with just one hand. No brace is required for this method. If you
want to play war with the ducks and pretend your in a trench, you can crouch 
behind your coffee table. It adds new depth to the game. 



                            Method #3 - Rifle Style
                            -----------------------
Again, you'll need both hands. Your dominant hand should be held as usual, but
the Zapper should be held relatively close to your face. Your other hand can 
then be moved up to support the barrel of the gun, as if you were holding a 
rifle. Like the second method, this provides great stability without requiring
a solid surface. Having the gun that close to your face makes aiming incredibly
simple, too.



                            Method #4 - Point Blank
                            -----------------------
This is the method favored by lazy bums and frustrated people. Sit about a foot
away from the television and hold the gun however you want. Put the tip about 
an inch away from the screen. Point it at a duck as it flies out and fire. From 
this close, you should hardly ever miss. Of course, you'll get bored in a few 
minutes, but it's fun while it lasts. Probably more so if you partake of 
illegal substances beforehand. Don't stand too close to the TV, or you'll hurt
your eyes! Thanks to The Admiral for pointing that out. He's such a clever guy.



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This is by far the easiest mode. Like all three of them, you are given three 
bullets. However, there is only one target for these three, whereas the other
two modes both have two targets. Also, your single target only moves around on
the screen. It does not fly away from you. If this is your first time playing 
the game, this is the mode you should play.

Your first shot can be taken however you want -- you can try to nail the duck
right away, or you can try to do something fancy, like shooting the target
while doing a headstand or aiming with your toes. Try to hit the duck with the 
next shot, and the third and final shot is a nice little buffer in case you 
miss with the second one.



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If the previous mode does not satisfy your bloodlust, you might want to knock 
it up to the next level. This time you are given the same three bullets, but 
you need to hit two ducks with them. Again, the ducks' motion is only 
two-dimensional.

This mode moves about twice as fast as the previous one, because instead of 
going through ten sessions of shooting, you only have five with two ducks in 
each one. Do not let this scare you; you are still shooting the same number of
ducks.

Unless you are absolutely confident in your abilities, you shouldn't throw away
your first shot. Try to hit the ducks right away, and you'll still have your
third shot as a backup. 



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Animal-lovers might prefer this mode to the previous two. Unlike before, your 
target is simply a lump of clay, instead of a living, breathing duck. The game
spits out two clay pigeons in each set, and there are five sets in a round, for
a total of ten pigeons. Instead of moving around on the screen, the clay 
pigeons go along a straight path that recedes into the back of the screen, with 
your target constantly shrinking.

Because of the difficulty of this game, you should aim for the clay pigeons on 
the first two shots and save the third one in case you miss on one of the 
others. The targets shrink as they move away from you, so if you wait for the
third shot to hit one, it will be extremely small and difficult to hit. Good
luck. 



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1. The Duck Hunt Drinking Game
2. Gang Wars
3. Pin the Tail on the Duck
4. Russian Roulette
5. Secret Agent Man
6. Sniper
7. Trench Warfare

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1. The Duck Hunt Drinking Game
------------------------------
  Gather all your friends around the TV and take turns shooting. Every time 
  somebody misses, everybody takes a drink of their alcoholic beverage of 
  choice. This has a nice, exponential effect, since the more you drink, the 
  more likely you are to miss. For the record, I don't encourage this unless 
  you've reached the legal drinking age of whatever country you happen to live 
  in.


2. Gang Wars
------------
  Get a plastic car, skateboard, or anything else with wheels that you can sit 
  in or on. Then convince a sibling to push you past the television every round
  so you can pretend you're involved in a drive-by shooting.


3. Pin the Tail on the Duck
---------------------------
  Close your eyes, spin around ten times, and leave them closed as you try to 
  shoot the duck. If you're drunk and/or dizzy enough, you can probably do this
  with your eyes open and still hit the same number of ducks.


4. Russian Roulette
-------------------
  Get six Zappers, knot their cords together, and plug one of them in. Toss the
  whole bundle onto the ground, pick one up, and try to shoot a duck with it. 
  Mix them up and pick a new Zapper after each duck. If you don't have six 
  Zappers, you can play a game with much better odds with only two or three.


5. Secret Agent Man
-------------------
  The entire time you play, dodge bullets by jumping around, ducking, weaving, 
  rolling, and hiding behind furniture. Finish off the round by sipping a 
  martini and making a smooth getaway in your fully loaded Cozy Coop.


6. Sniper
---------
  Stand as far away from the screen as your cord will allow, perched on a piece
  of furniture. Wear all black, right down to the gloves, and sit quietly until
  the duck comes out. Mute the television to silence your shot. 


7. Trench Warfare
-----------------
  Crouch behind your coffee table and only come up when you hear the ducks 
  coming out of their hiding place (that being the grass). Wear a bicycle 
  helmet and tape a butterknife bayonet onto the end of your Zapper for added 
  effect.



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v1.0 - 06/01/03
---------------
  Everything you see here is entirely new. Enjoy.


v1.1 - 08/22/03
---------------
  Oh, look. An update. Let's play "find the changes!"


v1.5 - 09/15/03
---------------
  In a moment of inspiration, I decided to add a Variations section to make the
  game more exciting. Send in your own variations today!



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This document is copyright 2003 Bananagirl (bnandgril at canvasrabbit dot 
com).

This document was written exclusively for use on the internet. It is not
intended to be used in any way that is profitable for anyone, including the
author. It is not to be reproduced in any way without express written permission
from the author.

The information found within this document is, to the best of the abilities and
knowledge of the author, 100% accurate. However, the possibility exists that
inaccurate information may be found within. Any errors (human, computer, or
otherwise) should be reported to the author as soon as possible.

Duck Hunt and all characters, locations, etc., are trademarks of Nintendo. 
The author makes no claim to the creation of these. This document can only 
legally be found at GameFAQs (http://www.gamefaqs.com) and IGN 
(http://www.ign.com). 

If you choose to contact me, contact ONLY me. I don't reply to emails sent to 
everyone with a guide. It's just not cool. Also, don't send stupid questions,
questions that have been answered in the guide, or mean things. It's not nice.



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Thanks to:

 - krustster, for my mousepad, the sex0rz, and being teh funnay!

 - AdrenalineSL, for the sex0rz, teh funnayness, and randomly calling me when
   I'm bored.

 - The Admiral, for allowing me to stalk him, and for pointing out that thing
   about damaging your eyes if you sit too close to the TV.

 - AstroBlue, who told me about the Duck Hunt Drinking Game.

 - Whoever else thinks they deserve my thanks, for whatever reason. Nothing 
   dirty, though.


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