The original NES made Duck Hunt a cultural phenom, and today the 8-bit classic is hoping to make a next-gen revival on iPhone and iPod Touch devices running iOS 4.1 or later. Nintendo’s not the company behind it this time, but that little fact won’t likely matter.
Duck Hunt AR has quickly risen into the Apple’s Top 100 Sports & Action Game Categories, which has got to be music to the ears of InfinityK, a new mobile-app developer that’s focused on games and is responsible for Duck Hunt AR. But Duck Hunt AR does more than let players shoot ducks. It lets them shoot video at the same time.
Duck Hunt AR utilizes new iOS devices’ “augmented reality” capabilities to allow users to shoot 8-bit ducks around any environment that their device may capture with their cameras. The game also has the ability to “auto adjust” and re-calibrate the user’s camera in real-time as they play to help the ducks really fit into the environment.
Stylized to resemble a retro arcade experience, Duck Hunt AR still has remade sound and graphics. But much like its spiritual successor, Duck Hunt AR stays true to the fun and easy gameplay of the NES classic: see a duck, point and shoot.
The device requirements for Duck Hunt AR are an iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, iPad 2 Wi-Fi or iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G
running iOS 4.1 or later. The game’s total filesize is 1.4 MB.
Duck Hunt AR is currently available on the Apple App Store for $0.99.