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Sega light gun converted for use with Atari equipment

It was originally a common Sega Master System peripheral, with the plug replaced to make it work with the Atari 2600, 7800, and home computers. Atari did not provide a peripheral intended specifically for its game systems to play the titles that required a light gun. (Yes, there was a hard-to-find light gun marketed for the Atari 800XL computer which works, but in many people’s opinions not as well as the retrofit Sega gun.) I don’t have Sentinal for the Atari 2600, but the five 7800 titles shown that use one — Meltdown, for example — work very nicely with it.  They’re unplayable without the gun.

The techies tell me that no, a Nintendo ‘Duck Hunt’ light gun can’t be retrofit for the Atari — something about digital verses analog signal.  Also, I goofed when I took the picture; it’s Barnyard Blaster, not Crack’ed, that uses the light gun, but they’re very similar in theme and I don’t own Barnyard Blaster.  (In fact, Crack’ed would be much easier to play with a light gun than “Missile Command style” with the joystick.  I’ll review the ProLine joystick eventually.)

Sega light gun converted for use with Atari equipment

It was originally a common Sega Master System peripheral, with the plug replaced to make it work with the Atari 2600, 7800, and home computers. Atari did not provide a peripheral intended specifically for its game systems to play the titles that required a light gun. (Yes, there was a hard-to-find light gun marketed for the Atari 800XL computer which works, but in many people’s opinions not as well as the retrofit Sega gun.) I don’t have Sentinal for the Atari 2600, but the five 7800 titles shown that use one — Meltdown, for example — work very nicely with it. They’re unplayable without the gun.

The techies tell me that no, a Nintendo ‘Duck Hunt’ light gun can’t be retrofit for the Atari — something about digital verses analog signal. Also, I goofed when I took the picture; it’s Barnyard Blaster, not Crack’ed, that uses the light gun, but they’re very similar in theme and I don’t own Barnyard Blaster. (In fact, Crack’ed would be much easier to play with a light gun than “Missile Command style” with the joystick. I’ll review the ProLine joystick eventually.)