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Nintendo Celebrates Back To The Future Day By Bringing Wild Gunman To Virtual Console

by Marcus Stewart on Oct 21, 2015 at 08:05 AM

Back to the Future fans likely remember Wild Gunman as the game Marty McFly plays while visiting the '80s café in Back to the Future Part II. The kids of 2015 weren’t particularly thrilled with his display, but maybe you’ll have better luck impressing today's youth when Wild Gunman arrives on Virtual Console this week.

Wild Gunman launched alongside the NES on October 18, 1985 and hasn’t been re-released in any form until now. The light-gun shooter originally used the NES Zapper, which the Wii remote will emulate in the Virtual Console release. If you're a Smash fan, you may recognize the gunslingers from Duck Hunt dog's attacks in Super Smash Bros. 

The game arrives to the European Wii U Virtual Console Thursday, October 22 with news of a U.S. release possibly hitting around the same time (Thursday mornings are typically when Nintendo shares downloadable release news). 

You can watch Marty flaunt his Wild Gunman skills in the clip below. 

[Source: Wired]

Our Take
I've never played Wild Gunman, but it's always nice to see the Virtual Console bolstered by another classic title. Doing this as a way to celebrate Back to the Future, which I am nostalgic for, is a cool gesture as well.