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...

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

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1984 Wild Gunman Nintendo Zapper

1986 Sega Light Phaser

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1987 Atari XG-1

1989? Cheetah Defender

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1992 Konami Justifier

1992 Nintendo Super Scope

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1992 Sega Menacer

1994 Namco GunCon

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1995? Konami HyperBlaster

1996? Sega Saturn Stunner

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1999 Sega Dreamcast Gun

1999 InterAct StarFire LightBlaster

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Year unknown. Colt 357 Light Gun for PSOne and PS2

2000? Interact Light Blaster for PlayStation

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2000? MadCatz Dream Blaster

2000? SRC Bio Gun

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2000? Gunman Light Gun

Namco Guncon 2

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Year unknown. Gun Sniper III for PlayStation 2

2002? Act Labs USB Lightgun

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2002? Act Labs USB Lightgun

2002? Act Labs USB Lightgun

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2003 MadCatz Light Blaster for PlayStation 2

2004 Pelican Silent Scope Light Rifle

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2004 RF Wireless Light Gun for Xbox

Year unknown. SRC Bio Gun for Xbox

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Year unknown. M-9 Light Gun for Xbox

2006 Iconic G1 Light Gun for PS2 and Xbox

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2006 Pelican Freeshot Light Blaster for PlayStation 2

2006? LCD Top Gun

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2007 Guncon 3

2008 Scorpion For Wii

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2009 Dualshock Gun with Footpedal for PSOne and PlayStation 2

2009 Recoil Gun with Sight Scope for PSOne and PlayStation 2

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2010 XFPS Storm Light Gun for PC