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This game involves the use of the Nintendo Light Zapper, and has, truly, no plot. You are in the police station doing target practice, either with three targets at a time with at least one innocent person, or in an alley with both good and bad targets in windows and walking on the sidewalk. Then there's Trick Shot, where you shoot the cans, trying to make them land in a slot for points, or at least not let them fall to the ground.


Hogan's Alley NES Game Mode 1
Hogan's Alley NES One gang, two innocents
Hogan's Alley NES Gang member & bystander
Hogan's Alley NES Title Screen

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Hogan's Alley Screenshot
Hogan's Alley Screenshot
Hogan's Alley Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ホーガンズアレイ" -- Japanese spelling

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Nintendo Land 2003 91 out of 100 91
Génération 4 1987 90 out of 100 90
Retro Game Reviews Jul 10, 2015 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Tilt Dec, 1987 13 out of 20 65
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Just Games Retro Dec 29, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic Jun 15, 2007 C- 42 Apr, 2012 D 25
Defunct Games Feb 27, 2013 F 0


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The name, and likewise the gameplay within, are a reference to an FBI-owned training facility in Quantico, VA called "Hogan's Alley." The Alley is actually a cluster of several complete, but functionless, buildings and streets meant to train federal agents in urban scenarios, sometimes employing firearms and cutout targets as in the game. Part of the real Hogan's Alley can be seen in the beginning of the film Silence of the Lambs.
Paul Brown (18) added Hogan's Alley (NES) on Jan 01, 2003
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