Zapper - a whole different caliber of excitement!
Nintendo Entertainment System(r)
Zapper(r) Instruction Manual
The Zapper is a new type of light gun that challenges your reflexes and quick
judgment. It combines a light-sensitive gun with video-game fun. To play with
the Zapper, you need:
1) The Nintendo Entertainment System(r) (NES)
2) A Light Gun Series Game Pak
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1. Connecting the Zapper to the NES
TV --- NES Control Deck --- Zapper
*Important! Insert the Zapper's connector into Controller Socket 2.
(It will not work if connected into Controller Socket 1.)
Note: Your NES Control Deck should be connected in accordance with the
directions given in the NES Instruction Manual.
2. Operation of the Zapper
- Range: Approximately 6 feet
The range of the Zapper depends on the size of the TV screen, the TV
adjustment, and surrounding light.
- Target: TV Screen
The Zapper works by receiving the light from the screen. The contrast and
brightness controls of the TV must be adjusted properly or the shots may not
register. (The characters should be as bright as possible while the back-
ground areas should be as dark as possible.)
- How to Aim
Point the Zapper toward the target and aim so that the target, the front
sight, and the rear sight are all aligned.
- Game Selection
Point the Zapper away from the screen and shoot. The arrow will move from one
game to another. When the arrow points to the game you want, shoot directly
at the screen. The game will start.
3. If the Zapper does not operate
Check that you have plugged the Zapper connector into Controller Socket 2.
If the TV if not adjusted properly, the Zapper may seem unresponsive. If this
occurs, use the TV controls to adjust the brightness and contrast. Make the
game menu as bright as possible while keeping the background as dark as
The Zapper may not work properly if the sun or some other strong light is
shining on the screen or on the Zapper itself. In such cases, you may need
to close the curtains, turn off the strong light source, or face your TV in
a different direction.
1) Do not pull or tug on the Zapper cored, or swing the Zapper around.
2) Do not drop or strike the Zapper. Use it with care.
3) Do not point the Zapper toward the sun.
4. Care of the Zapper
To clean the Zapper and its lens, use a soft, dry cloth. Do not wipe the
Zapper with volatile cleaners such as paint thinner, benzene, or alcohol.
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