Control device: Light gun

Manufacturer: Atari

Model: XG-1

Year: 1987


Controlled device: Travel alarm clock

Manufacturer: IDEA international (Japan)

Designed by: Ippei Matsumoto (Industrial Facility)

Model: Jetlag

Color: White, red

Year: 2009


Hard-wired year: 2010

Serial number: HWD-corp-008

Collection: Corporation

Dimensions: 50x70x7 cm

Cable: 217 cm original from device

Power: 3v button cell x1


Set alarm on/off: Gun trigger (hold 3 seconds)

Alarm off: Gun trigger (hold 3 seconds)

Snooze: Gun trigger

Light: Shake up and down the alarm clock


The XG-1 is the light gun that came bundled with the Atari XEGS that was released in 1987. The light gun was bundled to compete with the Nintendo Entertainment System. The XEGS came with one light gun game, called Bug Hunt. The XG-1 is simply a specialized light pen. Light pen support was built into the earliest Atari computers, but it never really caught on. In fact, all light gun games could be played with the light pen and vice versa. Many users complained of horrible accuracy of the device, especially when compared to the NES Zapper. Some XEGS users preferred to rewire the Sega Master System Light Phaser for use.

HWD corporation 008 © Roger Ibars 2010