Super Scope 6 (Nintendo SNES, 1992)
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|Super Scope 6, known as Nintendo Scope 6 in Europe and Australia, was the title Nintendo bundled with the Super Scope for the Super NES. As the name suggests, the cartridge contains six games that require the Super Scope to play.
When the player turns on the SNES with the Super Scope 6 cartridge inserted, they will be presented with a title screen that reads Super NES Super Scope 6 in red italicized letters across the top of the screen. The bottom is filled with a diagram of the Super Scope and the names of its buttons. The player must shoot the screen to begin the game.
The next screen is the calibration routine required by all Super Scope titles. The screen displays a white target with a blue background. The player is instructed to shoot the "bull's-eye" of the target. Doing so tells the SNES where the center of the screen is relative to the Super Scope and its interface box. After calibration, the player is asked to test the aim to verify its accuracy. It is not required to shoot the bullseye this time, but it's important that the shot mark lines up with where the player aimed and fired though. If the player misses the bullseye during calibration, or if they move the Super Scope or its interface box afterwards, the shots fired in game will not be accurate.
The games are divided into two groupings of three titles each. The "Blastris" games are Blastris A, Blastris B and Mole Patrol. Falling under the "LaserBlazer" umbrella are Engage, Intercept and Confront. Depending on the title selected, players will shoot Tetris-style puzzle pieces in order to change their colors or shapes, fire at blue moles popping out of the ground while avoiding pink moles, commandeer a fighter plane or a futuristic tank while blasting away at enemies, or destroy missiles headed for Earth. Each game offers solid entertainment, making this a nice package deal, but holding the bazooka-like gun and aiming through its little site gets physically tiring after awhile, so players probably won't want to scope out all six games in one play session.
|Game||Super Scope 6|
|Platform||Super Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Genre||Light Gun Shooter|
|Control Elements||Super Scope Light Gun|
|Number of Players||1|
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