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08433 Gameplay Minor Always Oct 14, 2022, 20:20 Oct 20, 2022, 14:53
Tester ICEknight View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Resolution Open OS Windows 10/11 (64-bit)
Status [?] Confirmed Driver
Version 0.248 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit Github Pull Request #
Summary 08433: nes and clones, famicom and clones [duckhunt]: Zapper can't select game mode/shoot outside the screen
Description The game selection can be operated with a controller or by shooting the Zapper outside the screen. Currently there's no way to shoot outside the screen.
Steps To Reproduce - Load the nes core with the game duckhunt.
- Assign a Zapper to slot "ctrl2".
- Reset core.
- Assign the Zapper controls to a mouse in Input settings -> Input assignments (this system).
- On the title screen, try to shoot at the outside border with your mouse.
- Game will start, rather than select a different game mode.
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Affected Sets / Systems nes and clones, famicom and clones [duckhunt]
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jpg file icon duck hunt zapper instructions.jpg (345,609 bytes) Oct 14, 2022, 21:04 Uploaded by ICEknight
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Oct 15, 2022, 03:27
Can confirm this functionality is missing in the game.
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Oct 15, 2022, 05:08
Yeah, not being able to shoot away from the screen is the reason that mstrshot in the NES software list isn't playable.

Other games like hogan and wildgunm also should allow you to select menu items the same way as duckhunt.

Also, this same problem affects other Famicom-like systems with a zapper or light gun: PlayChoice-10, FamicomBox, M8, etc.