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Review by  Vernon Marshall
Reviewed on 2007-12-27
This is a pretty good port of Duck Hunt, as everyone has said. All of the reviews have mentioned the one big problem, without being specific; the game needs 8-direction controls. The inability to move diagonally is what makes tracking the duck so difficult. Other than that the game is fast and smooth, with clear graphics.

Review by  drew notteling
Reviewed on 2007-12-21
...Nice, but not perfect. The controls are screwed over, and this has crashed my calc many a time. However, the graphics are amazing, and it's a good port.

Controls: 1/10

AGH! Too slow!

Graphics: 8/10

Nice. Grayscale would be better, though.

Fun/ port quality: 9/10

More guns?

Overall: 7/10

Review by  David Tao
Reviewed on 2005-03-25
“Duck Hunt” for the calculator? Well, not a bad idea. However, you meet up with several large program constraints. Maneuvering the gun, for one thing, is extremely hard (computer mice had greater maneuverability). However, it’s about as good as a calculator version of Duck Hunt can get. Memory consumption remains low, so it’s a pretty good game to keep.

Overall: 7/10 (gameplay isn't so great)

Review by  Steve Moog
Reviewed on 2004-02-23
As in other reviews, this is a descent game, but falls short of great.

Graphics: 8/10

Good and fast. What more do you want?

Controls: 5/10

The major drawback of this title. The cursor is sometimes a little too slow to chase the duck and you'll find yourself trying to guess where the duck is headed so you can meet it there.

Attention Span: 7/10

A descent game that I had on my calc for about a week's time. If the controls were improved, I'd still have it on my calc. It is a fun game though, controls aside.

Overall: 7/10

Fun with pretty good graphics. Controls are so-so, but the game almost makes up for it in the end. If you can get used to the controls, it's a keeper.

Review by  mike
Reviewed on 2004-02-06
This game is a 'pretty good game', but there is one big thing preventing it from being a 'very good game'.

That one thing is that the orginal Duck Hunt was designed for a light gun, not for moving arrow keys. The arrow keys make the game extremely easy. It is about as easy if you had the light gun to the screen and had to move it to the duck and shoot. I realize that this is not the fault of the programmer, and I think he did the best he could, just that no one could make it difficult.

Review by  Matt M
Reviewed on 2004-01-27
Only a handful of calculator games have achieved what "Duck Hunt" has: a true and entertaining port from the original game. "Duck Hunt" is, by far, one of the greatest games for the TI-83+. The graphics of "Duck Hunt" are great for the TI-83+. They stay true to the original NES graphics and they are advanced, yet not so complex as to confuse the player. It doesn't have a very good title screen, but the in-game graphics are great.

"Duck Hunt" is very user friendly. The controls are simple and easy to use without explanation. It also doesn't take forever to beat, so you can play it in the last 10 minutes of class, but it's also long enough to entertain you through boring lectures and study halls.

If you're looking for a game to play and then delete, this is not the game for you. I guarantee you will continually play this game. It is very entertaining. As I have already said, the controls are very easy to use. You don't have to mash any buttons and you don't have just press one. You only use the arrow keys and "Enter" . . . this makes the game very easy to play in class without being noticed. :)

"Duck Hunt" is a great game. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great calculator game. Especially if they want a good ported game. :)

I give "Duck Hunt" a 9/10!

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