The Dog is one of the most infamous characters in videogame history. Why?
Well, at the start of a round he sniffs around the grass before diving in. When you're successful, he triumphantly holds your kill. But when you miss..........he laughs. At you. He stands up, points at you and chuckles. There are games on the internet devoted entirely to killing him.
References to the game
In the movie Boyz N The Hood
, at Ricky and Doughboy's home, one of DoughBoy's homeboys is playing Duck Hunt
with their NES sitting on top of the TV.
But the twist is, he first holds up a pistol, acting like he's gonna kill someone. When he fires, it sounds like it's real, but then in a second, Duck Hunt
pops up, showing he's just playing a game. The problem is he didn't use a Zapper, just a real pistol.
Unofficial DOS port
In July of 1996, the underground ANSI art group Creators of Intense Art (CiA) released an unauthorized mouse-controlled MS-DOS port of this game in their 26th pack, downloadable at http://artscene.textfiles.com/artpacks/1995/ciapak26.zip
All game graphics were re-rendered as ANSI art by group founder/leader "Napalm", with programming duties falling to "Wizard of Id".
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Unofficial iPhone port
A version for the iPhone, based on the NES version, was made available on 5th January 2009 for $0.99. Ported to the platform through an emulator known as iPES, Lucas Manfield
(LawlMart) was able to recreate most of the game. The first version had no sound and recreated the N64 analog stick and NES A-button to control the game. Sound and touch controls were promised for an updated 1.1 version, but Nintendo
had the game pulled on 30th January 2009.
Information also contributed by
- #1 in the "Top Ten Videogame Douchebags" list (for the dog