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"But hey - enough of my hard-sell, let's get on and check out the most iconic light gun shoot 'em ups of all time! It's gonna be wack, yo!"
What isn't generally known is that Duck Hunt was - in certain respects - itself a sequel, specifically to a 1976 mechanical Nintendo toy thing developed by Game Boy inventor Gunpei Yokoi. It did this: projected ducks onto the wall of your home. Look, here it is now:
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Oddly, the Saturn port of House of the Dead featured the voice of NASA astronaut Richard A. Covey saying "Challenger, go at throttle up" - the final words spoken by Mission Control before the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded. Notably, Sega released a spin-off - a reworked version of House of the Dead 2 - called Typing of the Dead, in which players defeated zombies by typing words as quickly as possible. You know: just like in real life.
House of the Dead is the only game on this list to have been treated to a terribly-received film adaptation (plus a sequel), directed by the amusingly-named Uwe Boll.