Remember when Duck Hunt was officially unveiled as a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U combatant during November's Smash Bros.-centric Nintendo Direct? His reveal was followed up by a quick note that the original NES Zapper shooter that started it all would be hitting the Wii U Virtual Console soon. That day has arrived.
Nintendo released the original Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual Console, just in time for Christmas. While light guns are no longer all the rage, the game is still fully playable, thanks to the Wii Remote. For those that weren't around during this classic's heyday, the idea is to shoot at ducks that fly around on the screen, leaving them for the Duck Hunt dog to pick up. If you failed, he'd mock you mercilessly, like this!
Duck Hunt is available now on the Wii U eShop for $4.99.