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YMMV: Duck Hunt
  • Adaptation Displacement: The game is actually based off of clay pigeon shooting gallery toys Nintendo made in the 60's and 70's. Perhaps one of the most potent instances of this trope - not only do most people not realize this game was based on a toy Nintendo used to produce, most people aren't even aware Nintendo produced toys in the first place.
  • Most Annoying Sound: The damn dog's laugh.
  • The Scrappy: The dog in this game has to be Scrappy's offspring. It's the only explanation. This College Humor short sums up everyone's feeling towards the dog.
    • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: The unexpected appearance of the Dog in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U as a playable character. He got an inventive moveset that involves references to many of the games that made use of the NES Zapper, which made people start to warm up to the guy after decades of scrappiness. It probably helps that people can finally vent their frustrations on him without being reprimanded.
  • Sequel Displacement: While Wild Gunman was the first Zapper game released, most American players tend to associate the peripheral with Duck Hunt due to its inclusion in console bundles alongside Super Mario Bros..
  • Urban Legend of Zelda:
    • No, you never get to shoot the dog, no matter what level you reach — unless you play the arcade version's bonus round, where you have to try your hardest not to. Or consider the loss of points Worth It anyway.
    • There are some sources that say the dog has a name and it's "Mr. Peepers". It still fit the trope, as there's no official statements and it's simply known as 'The Dog'.

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