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North America Getting Zapper Day On Virtual Console

by Donald Theriault - January 6, 2016, 10:19 am EST
Total comments: 10 Source: Nintendo

And yes, you're still using a baby's toy.

Tomorrow's eShop update will feature three NES Zapper games for North America.

Konami's Adventures of Bayou Billy will be joined on the service by Nintendo's Hogan's Alley and Wild Gunman. All three titles make use of the NES Zapper mode for the Wii Remote, first used with Duck Hunt.

As with all NES titles, the games have an MSRP of $4.99.


WindyManSteven Rodriguez, Staff AlumnusJanuary 06, 2016

Bayou Billy YEEEEEEAH!

kokumakerJanuary 06, 2016

Bayou Billy arrives, but can't be bothered to bring Contra along with it. Insane.

MythtendoJanuary 06, 2016

Quote from: kokumaker

Bayou Billy arrives, but can't be bothered to bring Contra along with it. Insane.

Which I don't understand. They have given us the sequel (Super C) and the SNES one (Contra III: The Alien Wars), but not the original game.

There has to be some kind of rights issue preventing Contra's re-release. Or maybe the guy in charge of Contra releases is on vacation.

I'm pretty sure it never even came out on Wii, so that'd be a pretty long vacation.

michaelbaysuperfan616January 06, 2016

I am guessing it is probably a rights issue considering it was originally an arcade and those other ones were made for their respective console. That or you know Konami just has better things to do than waste resources on a game they aren't likely to get  much money back on.

azekeJanuary 07, 2016

Pretty sure arcade Contra WAS released in one of "Konami classics collections" last gen.

Mop it upJanuary 07, 2016

I actually still have the cartridges for all three of these NES games. Never really been into them though... in fact I can't even remember where I got them.

ejamerJanuary 07, 2016

One of the reasons that Contra 4 (DS) was such an awesome game was the great set of unlockables included - you can pretty easily get the NES versions of both Contra and Super C available for play that way.

broodwarsJanuary 07, 2016

And the inexplicable wait for Metroid Zero Mission and Xenoblade Wii continues.

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