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If you want to play Duck Hunt on a modern LCD TV the Modern Mallard Kickstarter might be the ticket. It requires you to mod your light gun & game cart for it to work and the base pledge is $129. It's a super incredible project but... I got a CRT TV for $10 and it works awesome with Duck Hunt. Still, if you want to HD all the things this is a really compelling option.

"Well, you can't play Duck Hunt anymore with your NES: it doesn't work on modern flat-screen TVs. You need an old, bulky tube (CRT) TV to play. The Zapper can't "see" modern TVs, and modern TVs have enough delay on their inputs to confuse the game. You're out of luck.

Until now.

Do you want to play your copy of Duck Hunt with your NES on a modern TV? Want to relive the fun of the game or share it with your own kids? You can with Modern Mallard!

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/30/2018 at 03:03pm

I wish there was an option to just buy the Zapper mod and use a rom patch instead of the in-line patching module. That would cut the cost way down. But it indirectly encourages piracy which may be a non-starter. I wonder if rom patches will be made for Hogan's Alley, Bayou Billy, and others.

Either way I'm holding on to a CRT just for when I get the urge to shoot some ducks or clay pigeons so I'm probably not the target demo here. It's a very neat project though.

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