You can’t play NES Zapper (lightgun) games on a flatscreen TV. Not only is the delay between the NES and TV too big, the flatpanels also output light at a different frequency than their CRT counterparts. This is the problem the Hyper Blaster HD from Hyperkin is trying to solve. But just for 1 game.
The design is almost identical to the original Nintendo Zappere, albeit with a shorter barrel.
The idea is as follow:
- Connect the NES to your HDTV via composit
- Put your Duck Hunt cartridge into the Hyperkin adapter
- Press reset on the NES to start the game
- Put the gamepad in port 1 and the Zapper clone in port 2 and blast away some ducks
But it’s hardly that straight forward as we soon found out.