Friday, March 16, 2007

Duck Hunt

I never had a gun for my Nintendo... too dangerous. But whenever I visited a friend who had one, you could be certain I was shooting poorly animated, heavily pixelated ducks well into the evening on "Duck Hunt." Unless you sat inches from the TV and scraped the gun against the screen to ensure your aim, you were bound to miss an occasional duck. And the moment you did... enter the mocking dog. You think that's funny, dog? Well, laugh it up, because I just decided what I'm doing with this last bullet.

I've never been hunting, but if I did I imagine that the first time my dog laughed at me for misfiring at a duck would come just seconds before the first time I shot my dog.

I recently learned that
Duck Hunt has a game mode where you just fire a machine gun at an endless parade of passing dogs. Now, shooting your insensitive dog occasionally is one thing. Mowing down his entire family... a little extreme. I did it anyway. He knows he deserves it.

11 comments:

Ryan Wood said...

That dog knows he's got it comin' to him. I love the expression on his face, classic!

GhettoFab said...

hahahaha one of my most fav games! This took me back ! awesome post Shane!

Heather D. White said...

I hated that game. I swear I hit more ducks when I focused on NOT aiming on them than when I aimed dead on. LOL! Hey...and thanks for stopping by my blog today....crazy how petty people can be, huh! Anyway....thanks!

Richard Gaines said...

That's cute. Funny thing is that I first played the original Duck Hunt this past Christmas time. Talk about all those wasted years!

Sam Nielson said...

Wow, this brings back that sense of nostalgia! Nice stylization of the pixel graphics.

Kevin Keele said...

You're my hero.

KEVSU said...

I had this game cartridge but mine had a secret chip inside of it that was activated when I got to a certain level. It had plans for a nuclear bomb that popped up on my screen. The owner of the local game store was killed for it and my imaginary friend/hero was always guiding me away from the bad guys who wanted the cartridge. Oh, wait...never mind. That was "Cloak & Dagger" with the kid from E.T.

Blogerts said...

Ha. I almost feel bad for that stupid dog. He should've seen it coming. He's seeing his life flash before his eyes, no wait, it's just the TV flashing as you pull the trigger as it always did.

Nathan Lindsay said...

I couldn't play the dog killer game for very long. It was fun at first...then I started getting kind of sick.

xenos said...

aw man. i never knew about that secret option. now i have to dig up the old console and fire it up. although, hogan's alley was more my game. great piece shane!

DRuMmEr said...

actually cracked up when I saw the picture and comment, which was somewhat akward being in the middle of my graphic design class...

Duck hunt, good game, and the dog deserves it, who in their right mind laughes at someone with a gun?! a dead fool, thats who