Shack's Arcade Corner: Lethal Enforcers

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We take a look back at Lethal Enforcers on this week's episode of Shack's Arcade Corner. Lethal Enforcers is a 1992 shooting game released for the arcades by Konami. The in-game graphics consist entirely of digitized photographs, similar to Mortal Kombat. This caused controversy as it allowed players to shoot photorealistic representations of enemies. It was one of the games at the center of the congressional debate regarding violence in video games. The game had two light guns and a dip switch that allowed cabinet owners to enable a level select function. This arcade cabinet was everywhere in the 1990s and you can find them for sale on eBay for less than $2000.

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    February 8, 2017 5:17 PM

    Greg Burke posted a new article, Shack's Arcade Corner: Lethal Enforcers

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      February 8, 2017 5:22 PM

      I played this so much as a kid. I could beat it without taking much damage with the light gun after a while, but it was easier with the controller. I knew where literally every dude popped up.

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      February 8, 2017 6:15 PM

      Haaahahaha just reading the headline I can hear the voice clip playing in my head. LETHAL ENFORCERS!!

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      February 8, 2017 6:16 PM

      My in-laws have the arcade cabinet for the sequel. Loved it on the Sega CD.

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      February 8, 2017 7:26 PM

      Operation Wolf was a superior game IMO, but wasn't digitized for extra controversy. NARC was the digitized game I liked. Well, kinda liked. Then there was Pit Fighter.
      Ha! Better comment on "Root Beer" Tapper. Also, where's Mr. Do? And Mr. Do's Wild Ride? You could earn extra GAMES in those, not just extra lives.

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      February 8, 2017 11:08 PM

      Cool, was a cool game for sure I played it quiet a bit. For some reason it remind me of Virtua Cop 1 and 2 in many ways. Considering it came out first I am sure Sega was a fan of it.

      I still loved Area 51 and House Of The Dead 2 better out of all the light gun games, probably House Of The Dead 2 is still my #1.

      Good times.

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      February 9, 2017 11:26 AM

      Wait.. there was a Lethal Enforcers 3?

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