Whoa! For everyone that had any sort of childhood or fun in the late 80’s and early 90’s the game Duck Hunt needs absolutely zero introduction. Irritating dogs laughing at you when your aim is terrible and you can’t shoot those beautiful 8-bit ducks. Oh, the memories. Well today we get that same classic 8-bit fun mixed in with some 2013 style augmented reality on Android. Check it out below.
The game was just released yesterday for Android, and they’re calling it Duck Retro Hunt saying classic 8-bit meets Augmented Reality. Not only that, this game also makes full use of the gyroscope in our smartphones so aiming – while not easy – doesn’t have to be done with on-screen controls. I’m getting excited just talking about it.
If anyone fought over that plastic orange Nintendo gun with their siblings, only to get another turn at Duck Hunt or the original Mario Brothers than you’ll surely love this game on Android. Instead of filling you with words of nostalgia just enjoy the launch trailer below for an idea of the AR aspects.
Now this isn’t the first Duct Hunt clone we’ve seen, but it’s the first that has a useful and decent gyroscope system in place for controls and aiming. The AR was pretty silly and choppy, but regular gaming was fine in all that 8-bit glory. Oh man, I know what I’m doing for the rest of the evening. Get the free version by clicking here, they also have a paid ad-free version on the Google Play Store.