Control device: Light gun

Manufacturer: Nintendo

Model: Zapper NES 005

Year: 1985


Controlled device: Clock Radio

Manufacturer: Sony

Model: Digicube ICF C-120

Year: 1989


Hard-wired year: 2005

Serial number: HWD-C-07

Collection: Control

Dimensions: 30x40x12 cm

Cable: 47 cm

Power: Mains 220V

Acquired by: Private Collection (Germany)


Turn gun 135º+fire: Alarm set up (hours)

Turn gun 45º+fire: Alarm set up (minutes)

Turn gun 225º+fire: Time set up (hours)

Turn gun -45º+fire: Time set up (minutes)

Hold gun: Alarm off


This Zapper light gun has a comparatively resistant trigger that takes quite a bit of force to pull back. The trigger manifests a loud characteristic ‘pang’ noise when pulled. Additionally, enough trigger pulling over a duration would cause many people to have their muscles become tired in their hand or forearms. Since then, light guns now have much less resistance on their triggers. This one is hard-wired to a Sony Digicube. Time and Alarm can be set up firing the clock while tilting the gun to the right and to the left.

Nintendo gun shoots Sony Digicube © Roger Ibars 2005