One of the experiences that unites gamers is that so many of us have picked up a plastic gun and pointed it at our TV. History has given us dozens of light guns. Here, a gallery of greats and not-so-greats...

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We're going to deviate from chronological order with this first one but then take it more or less in the order of release

1984: Nintendo Zapper

1968: Magnavox Odyssey Shooting Gallery

1984 Wild Gunman Nintendo Zapper

1986 Sega Light Phaser

1987 Atari XG-1

1989? Cheetah Defender

1992 Konami Justifier

1992 Nintendo Super Scope

1992 Sega Menacer

1994 Namco GunCon

1995? Konami HyperBlaster

1996? Sega Saturn Stunner

1999 Sega Dreamcast Gun

1999 InterAct StarFire LightBlaster

Year unknown. Colt 357 Light Gun for PSOne and PS2

2000? Interact Light Blaster for PlayStation

2000? MadCatz Dream Blaster

2000? SRC Bio Gun

2000? Gunman Light Gun

Namco Guncon 2

Year unknown. Gun Sniper III for PlayStation 2

2002? Act Labs USB Lightgun

2002? Act Labs USB Lightgun

2002? Act Labs USB Lightgun

2003 MadCatz Light Blaster for PlayStation 2

2004 Pelican Silent Scope Light Rifle

2004 RF Wireless Light Gun for Xbox

Year unknown. SRC Bio Gun for Xbox

Year unknown. M-9 Light Gun for Xbox

2006 Iconic G1 Light Gun for PS2 and Xbox

2006 Pelican Freeshot Light Blaster for PlayStation 2

2006? LCD Top Gun

2007 Guncon 3

2008 Scorpion For Wii

2009 Dualshock Gun with Footpedal for PSOne and PlayStation 2

2009 Recoil Gun with Sight Scope for PSOne and PlayStation 2

2010 XFPS Storm Light Gun for PC