A light gun is a gun that you can point and shoot at an arcade game screen to shoot objects in the game. Light guns of different size and shape are popular in almost all shooting games.
Editors Note - This page should contain brief descriptions of various lightguns available, and details of their setup. If any one portion of the page starts getting a little too long, a seperate page may be started for that topic.
- These have been around for a while - so they have been more thoroughly tested/supported.
- Only works on either a TV or a CRT Monitor - not both (corresponds to which model you buy)
- Does not allow continuous tracking
- Allows for Continuous tracking
- Works on ALL display types.
- Relative newcomer, still working out kinks - shouldn't be long before these are the standard.
- Requires you to stand far away from the monitor.
- Cheap - You might already have these sitting around your house.
- Requires hardware to work with CRT Monitors.*
*With one exception being the Guncon2 compatible: RGT:G1, which works independently with any display.
- Ease of Use - Simple set up and calibration.
- Works on all TVs - LCDs, CRTs, it all works.
- Distance - Shoot from almost anywhere.
- Cost - A low price considering all of the perks.
- Gun Shell - Requires the usage of homemade gun shell or a gutted gun peripheral.
- Newcomer to the market, but support is strong.
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