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A Light Gun Game video arcade made in 2001 from Sega and Namco under the WOW Entertainment label. As the title suggests, this is a video game based off the Lupin III franchise. It presents a few mini-games based off the Lupin III: Part II TV series (and a few movies) in which you play as either Lupin or Jigen and fulfill the objectives presented to you. Some of the objectives are based off simply shooting the bad guys, while others have you shoot a certain target, use a special device to nab treasure, or steer a car to avoid traffic. Failure to meet the objectives results in a life lost and losing all of them is instant game over.

See a playthrough: here, here, and here.


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The game has the following tropes:

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: As per the norm, Goemon's Zantetsuken gets to show off its sharpness in at least two stages. In the first of the two, based on "The Yam is Mightier Than the Sword", the player is tasked with shooting down a drone that has the Zantetsuken attatched to it. The second one is based directly on the car chase sequence from The Mystery of Mamo, this time with Goemon using the blade on the helicopter, complete with special cut-in of his Catchphrase.
  • Damsel in Distress: One of the missions has you rescuing Fujiko from a kidnapping. One of the last stages in the game lifts directly from the climax of The Mystery of Mamo, with an immolated Mamo stumbling towards Fujiko upon completion.
  • Light Gun Game
  • Mini Games: The whole game is based around them.
  • Sniping Mission: A few here and there.
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  • Spot the Imposter: One stage has you facing a room full of embalmed corpses/mannequins in which one of the dolls which one has machine guns in it. You must find and shoot it before it hits you. The sequence is based off "The Bride came D.O.A" where Lupin explores the "Eternal Harem" room of deranged millionaire William Huffner.
  • Zerg Rush: The vampire and voodoo zombie stages has the enemies doing as such. The second to last level, "Lupin vs. The Clones," has this with Mamo's backup bodies.

Alternative Title(s): Lupin The Third The Shooting

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