Windows 8.1 App Watch: Duck Shooter HD

Yearn for rereleases of some of the classics from the past on the Windows Store? While you wait for Nintendo and SEGA to launch their vintage hits, there are remakes that provide that jolt of nostalgia.

Nintendo actually has no plans whatsoever of releasing its classic catalogue on Windows, or any other competing platform, but Duck Shooter HD tries to capture some of the charm as it tries to offer the same gameplay mechanics of Duck Hunt, the timeless classic.

Yes, it is not nearly well designed as the Nintendo hit. If anything, it is a hastily thrown together game, unrefined, and lacking the necessary polish. But it is fun. And challenging. In equal amounts.

Here is what the official description has to say:

“Try to shoot all Ducks. The game has 38 Levels and it is very addictive.”

That’s that people. There are no instructions, no options, no nothing. And as the screenshot above shows, visuals are also not the high point of this game. The combination of a busy background image with sprite based ducks, oh my!

Plus, the game is designed for the touch-first world, meaning playing it with a mouse is not the easiest task in the universe. But you can play it — the hunt is on, complete with cartoony sound effects.

This addictive free game also supports ARM based processors, meaning Surface RT and Surface 2 owners can jump right in and have the time of their lives hitting virtual ducks before running out of bullets.

Click here to check out Duck Shooter HD on the Windows Store.

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  • Emily W

    This looks amazing! I have played this in arcades across America and love that this is available, so count me in as big fan of this! 🙂

  • Wayne S

    Is this free? If it’s not, how much does it cost? I’m definitely interested.

  • Ray C

    I’ll check it out

  • Bill Franklin

    I like the look of those graphics. Very arcade/cartoonish, but also realistic enough. It sounds like it needs work, but could still be very fun. I’ll give this a go.