- Despite being the staples of modern arcades, there are hardly any lightgun games on Nintendo formats. Ever since they went all out and created a bazooka instead of an ordinary gun peripheral for the SNES, everyone has steered well clear.
But now that we have a Nintendo format that seems purpose-built for shooters, perhaps we'll see a few more of these arcade conversions popping up. And if they've had as much care and attention lavished on them as Sega's Ghost Squad so clearly has, then bring them on.
Making it your mission
Ghost Squad is a conversion of an arcade game that takes less than eight minutes to complete. You whack a quid in it, point the gun at the massive screen and blast away at terrorists until you either die because you got shot too much, or you make it all the way to the end with a high score.
If you complete a mission, there are two others of similar length. Each had multiple branching routes, so you wouldn't get exactly the same scenes every time, but it's going to cost you another quid every time you want to try a new combination.
For the truly dedicated, there's a memory card system that records your data and tracks your progress on any Ghost Squad machine you may find. But the cost and rarity in this country mean it's just an occasional treat at service...