Duck Hunting is a free arcade shooting game for Android where you aim and shoot ducks that cross your screen. It hails back to the duck hunter game from NSES times in the 80s when there were still cartridges and 1000-in-1 games. It has stunning visuals with beautiful environments in the background, enhancing your arcade experience.
You receive points for each duck that you manage to shoot. There are also other birds that pass your screen, some of which give you free lives. If you hit a bird you’re not supposed to shoot, you’ll lose a life. Other games with hunting aspects you can try are Shoot Hunter-Gun Killer, Cabela's Big Game Hunter and Deer Hunter 2014.
While the gameplay mechanics in Duck Hunting aren’t too complicated, you’ll need to learn how to target and shoot the ducks. You’ll see a bow and arrow at the bottom of the screen, which you’ll tap to release the arrow. It will take the right timing to hit the ducks as they fly past you.
The ducks will give you ten points each, but you’ll lose a life if you miss any of them. With only three lives, that means you need to have your best targeting skills on point. The colourful ducks will replenish lives, so make sure you also hunt them. The only one you need to avoid is the Toucan, as you’ll lose a life for killing it.
While the ducks may look basic, the background is beautiful with lush environments that will make you feel like you’re out in the wild. The graphics are slightly cartoonish, so don’t expect realistic settings. Still, it’s an enjoyable setting while you perform your duck hunting.
Beating your score
You’ll want to play Duck Hunting over and over again to beat your own score. It saves the points locally, which means you can play it offline on your Android device at any time. When you connect to the internet again, it will sync your score on your scoreboard.
Fun, arcade experience
Duck Hunting is an exciting experience for anyone who’s been looking for an emulator that can play the NSES Duck Hunter game, and failed. It may not have the same mechanics, such as pointing a gun at the screen, but the premise is the same.
You’ll probably enjoy hunting the ducks for a few days when you want something casual to play, but it may become boring after that.