Fandom

Wikia Gaming

NES Zapper

26,930pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

The NES Zapper is a gun peripheral for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The zapper originally came in grey, but because the gun was said to be too easily mistaken as a real weapon, Nintendo released a redesigned orange version.

The zapper uses a light sensor to detect hits on-screen. When the trigger is pulled, the game will respond by blanking the screen for about 1 frame and painting the hitzones with white rectangles. When the zapper is pointing at a rectangle on-screen (or any other direct light source), it will signal to the NES that it is pointing at a lit region. From here, the game can determine which items on screen were hit.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki