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Big Buck Hunter

Big Buck Hunter brings that arcade feeling home

The arcade scene is different nowadays. When you walk into a new school arcade, you’re looking at multiple whoop-it-up machines: Mario Kart and the occasional over-the-top shooter. Every once in a while, you’ll see one of those Big Buck Hunter Arcade machines. You know, the one where you have about 30-40 seconds to shoot as many deer as you can -- maybe get in a scuffle with a bear or a mountain lion. Super fun and wicked easy to pump all your quarters into, right? Well, now you can keep those quarters in your pocket -- the experience is available on your Xbox One or PS4.

Big Buck Hunter Arcade is what you think it is. It’s that shooter game that’s always a good time to play with your friends. Hunt whitetail deer, moose and even have a run in with a critter or two. The gameplay transfers well and holds up as an addictive arcade experience. There is even a bonus target mode that will keep you moving and shaking.

You’ll find yourself quickly sinking into this arcade style shooter. Before you know it, you’ve killed 200 deer, thinned the herd and your wife is yelling at you to walk the dog and go to bed.

One thing that seems to be missing from the home iteration of this popular arcade game is the ability to use a gun-style controller or the addition of virtual reality. Granted, this is an arcade title adapted for home, but these two little pieces could make the game that much better.

If you’re a fan of this franchise and you’re looking for an arcade-style hunting game without having to pay the premium of a stand-up machine, spend the bucks for this one and shoot away.

Promotional consideration by GameMill Entertainment, LLC.

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A proud native of Boston Ma, Billy Nichols is often referred to as "Boston's Favorite Gamer"​ by his peers and community alike. Arriving on the scene in 2009, Billy has been published by the likes of SFX-360, Analoghype, The Electric Sistahood, and Shifted Productions. He is the Co-Founder Team Limit-Break, and Boston Stack Leader for Military charity Stack-Up.