Is Duck Hunt on a flat-screen worth $130?

A new Kickstarter project has been launched for a cartridge adapter that lets you play Duck Hunt on a flat-screen TV.  The cost is $129 with delivery claiming to be February 2019, but people can get prototype kits right now for about $500.  It works by first replacing the hardware inside the NES Zapper, then adding an adapter board inside the Duck Hunt cartridge.

I have mixed feelings about this project.  While this is absolutely an amazing accomplishment and something many of us have wanted for a long time, it only works with Duck Hunt, is relatively expensive and will only be available for this kickstarter;  No further units are being produced.  Maybe they’ll consider selling the hardware and open-sourcing the software, so the community can patch all the NES light gun games to work?  Not that would be a game-changer.

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