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The N64 Light Gun That Never Was
Topic Started: Aug 8 2015, 11:35 PM (4,338 Views)
Shellshocker18
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So just for the record, we found where Rocky got his research regarding the N64 version of the Naki Lunar gun. It came from these 2 articles

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/naki-lunar-gun-aims-for-n64/1100-2467448/
http://www.ign.com/articles/1997/11/18/naki-shoots-ahead-with-n64-light-gun
(Fun fact the ign report released on my birthday, so at least something notable happened that day. Actually the ign article says another unnamed company was also working on a lightgun(haven't figured out who yet), and that there was 1 game coming to support the existence of both guns, which was presumably Knife Edge)

The reason I bring this up is because Naki doesn't mention this product at all on their official website, archived here, so this gun was certainly never produced. It also mentions a second model released in 1997, but the pictures aren't archived so we are unsure of what it looks like
https://web.archive.org/web/19981111191358/http://nakiusa.com/

Both the first and second model weren't released or made for N64, because there were no games to support even producing it. And Knife Edge honestly wasn't worth the trouble of producing the guns. Totally screwed that game, but it was 1 game that was below mediocre.

Also the gun is known as the Predator in Europe, and came from a company called Logic 3.
First model:http://www.blood-is-red.de/mw/index.php?title=Logic_3_Predator

2nd model made to be compatible with some Namco GunCon games: http://www.blood-is-red.de/mw/index.php?title=Logic_3_Predator_2

I don't doubt the gun was being made for N64. It was at least a plan. I agree that it didn't come out due to a lack of software and the fading popularity of bubble screen CRT tv. The ps1 at least had games like Time Crisis and Point Blank by then. There is also this ad which says the optional Laser Sight was compatible with N64

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And for the record in case it wasn't made clear enough, Rocky's image IS a mockup, made using an image of the PlayStation box, the first image result on alibaba.com. I just wanted to make this clear because it confused the hell out of me at first as to whether this N64 box was real or not.

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This is about an hours worth of N-cyclopedia 64 research people, thanks to Danilochka. Not to put the Rocky of the past down because he alerted me to the existence of this gun in the first place. Just wanted to post some evidence.
Edited by Shellshocker18, Oct 23 2017, 11:45 AM.
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I think the bottom part sounds like I'm calling you out when I wasn't so I'm sorry. Don't take it as condescending because that wasn't how it was supposed to be.

Evidence of the lunar gun being planned for N64. I went to go find some because you didn't link any and it involved Knife Edge which I was researching itself. I realized the box picture was photoshopped to be N64 and I don't think it will really do any harm but for a few minutes it irked me because I imagined it could fool someone into thinking it exists in some prototype form with a box, especially if they just saw the image and never read the post. I ended up with a bunch of sources by the end and thought I would post them to make researching the gun easier
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