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Duck Hunt (e)

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               |            Duck Hunt FAQ            |
               |             Version 1.0             |
               |              01/08/99               |
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               |          Table of Contents          |
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               | 1 |  Introduction                   |
               | 2 |  Revision History               |
               | 3 |  Instructions                   |
               | 4 |  Game Information               |
               | 5 |  Scoring                        |
               | 6 |  Strategy                       |
               | 7 |  Frequently Asked Questions     |
               | 8 |  Codes, Tricks, and Secrets     |
               | 9 |  Credits                        |
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| 1 |  Introduction                                                  |
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I recently received Duck Hunt in a package deal with a new style NES. 
I have been collecting NES games for about 2 years now and I had never
really sat down and played Duck Hunt again. Well, I tried the cart out
to see if it worked and I ended up playing for over an hour. I went 
to look on the internet for information on Duck Hunt, but there was 
none, save a manual and "you can use the controller to control the 
ducks! whee!". So I decided to write this FAQ. I hope you enjoy it.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or info to add 
email me at spoondog@inetnow.net.

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| 2 |  Revision History                                              |
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0.0 - Received Duck Hunt in a package deal for a new-style NES.
0.5 - Decided to write FAQ. Made Strategy, Game Info, Codes, Scoring
      Sections.
0.8 - Added FAQS, Instructions
0.9 - ASCII Tables, added Intro and Credits.
1.0 - First public release, checked grammar and spelling.

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| 3 |  Instructions                                                  |
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Make sure the controller is in port 1 and the Zapper is plugged in on
port 2.

 On the title screen:
   With the control pad:
SELECT moves the cursor, press START to begin that game.
   With the Zapper:
Shooting away from the screen moves the cursor. Shooting the screen
begins the game the cursor is on.

 During the game:
   With the control pad:
START pauses the game. Also, a player can control the duck's flight
with the D-Pad(in Game A only).
   With the Zapper:
Point the barrel of the zapper at your victim and pull the trigger.

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| 4 |  General Information                                           |
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 The Game
 --------
     "This fast action target game takes you into the marshes with
      your trusted hunting dog at your side. He'll flush out your
      prey, then it's split second timing and sharp shooting accuracy
      to bag these ducks. Take on one duck or two at a time, and then
      as a true test of marksmanship, try clay shooting -
      the ultimate challenge!"

Yup. That about says it all. This game isn't very complex, but it's
very addicting. The game is split up into 3 modes:

    Game A
    ~~~~~~
Game A has you hunting ducks one at a time. You simply shoot the ducks
and watch their carcasses fall to the ground where your dog faithfully
retrieves them. You have three shots to take a single duck down with.
Don't sit around too long or the duck will fly away.

    Game B
    ~~~~~~
Game B Challenges you with the task of shooting two ducks at a time.
This is much harder as you still only have 3 bullets so there is
little margin for error.

    Game C
    ~~~~~~
Game C takes place on a shooting range. Two clay pigeons fly off into
the distance. You must shoot them before they hit the ground.

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| 5 |  Scoring                                                       |
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 Game A/B
 --------
  +-------------------------------+
  | The Ducks                     |
  +-------+-------+-------+-------+
  | Round | Black | Blue  | Red   |
  +-------+-------+-------+-------+
  | R=1   |   500 |  1000 |  1500 |
  | R=6   |   800 |  1600 |  2400 |
  | R=11  |  1000 |  2000 |  3000 |
  +-------+-------+-------+-------+

  +--------------------+
  | Perfect!! Bonuses  |
  +---------+----------+
  |  Round  |  Points  |
  +---------+----------+
  |  R=1    |  10000   |
  |  R=11   |  15000   |
  |  R=16   |  20000   |
  |  R=21   |  30000   |
  +---------+----------+

  +----------------+
  | Ducks Required |
  +-------+--------+
  | Round | # Req. |
  +-------+--------+
  |  R=1  |  6/10  |
  |  R=11 |  7/10  |
  |  R=13 |  8/10  |
  |  R=15 |  9/10  |
  |  R=20 | 10/10  |
  +-------+--------+

 Game C
 ------
  +----------------+
  | Clay Pigeons   |
  +-------+--------+
  | Round | Points |
  +-------+--------+
  |  R=1  |  1000  |
  |  R=6  |  1500  |
  |  R=11 |  2000  |
  +-------+--------+

Perfect!! bonuses and hit requirements are the same in Game C as Game A/B.

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| 6 |  Strategy                                                      |
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There are basically 4 different ways to go about the game:
 1: Just aim and shoot! This is the hardest, but most fun way to play 
    this game.
 2: Brace up your arm and aim for the center of the screen. Wait for
    the duck to come to the center(they always do) and aim a little,
    then shoot. Repeat the process. This is the easiest method that
    doesn't involve "cheating".
 3: Get right up next to the screen. Real close. Move the barrel over
    the duck and pull the trigger. Real easy. Real boring.
 4: Do the same as method 3, but hold right on the control pad. Even
    more monotonus.

Also, if playing in Game B. Go for the higher score duck.
If you're having a lot of trouble hitting the ducks, try moving a
little closer to the TV.

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| 7 |  Frequently Asked Questions                                    |
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Q1: Can I shoot the dog?
A1: No, you cannot shoot the dog.

Q2: Are you sure? I REALLY want to shoot him!
A2: Yes, I am sure. If you could, I would've found out. I hate him
    just as much as anyone could hate a sprite based animal.

Q3: Gee, those ducks look different. How many kinds are there.
A3: Three. One with a black body and a green head, another with a blue
    body and a purple head, and one with a red body and a dark green
    head.

Q4: So whats the difference between them?
A4: They each give different points(see scoring section). Also, I
    think, they seem to be slightly different in speed, and flight
    patterns.

Q5: Is there an ending?!
A5: I think it's pretty safe to say there is no ending. At the end
    of round 28 in Game A, after getting all Perfect!!s, I had a score
    of 991100, when it added my bonus of 30000, I was left with a
    score of 021100, which means the counter reset. Theres a similar
    situation with Game C, at the end of round 28 after getting all
    Perfect!!s, I had a score of 970000, when it added my 30000
    Perfect!! bonus it reset the counter to a dead 000000. In all
    games I calculated that this would happen about once every 20
    levels after that. Scores, objectives, and speed stop increasing
    after round 21. So, I don't think the designers expected you to
    even get to level 30.

Q6: This game is stupid! Why can't I hit anything!?
A6: You might need to adjust the brightness and contrast levels on
    your TV. Of course your zapper might also be busted.

Q7: What was that? It said "GOOD!!". Why does it say that?
A7: It blurts out "GOOD!!" every 10 rounds completed.

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| 8 |  Codes, Tricks, and Secrets                                    |
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There aren't any!!! What did you expect?

Although, I have heard that if you adjust the brightness on the TV
"just right" you can hit the ducks every time as long as you aim in
the screen's general direction. I cannot confirm this.

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| 9 |  Credits                                                       |
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Myself (spoondog@inetnow.net, http://www.inetnow.net/~spoondog/)
My Zapper, for sticking by me all these years...
Duck Hunt is copyright 1984 Nintendo Co.,Ltd. (so I guess they can
have some of the credit...)