Konami Justifier

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Blue and pink Justifiers were made for the Super NES and Genesis, while a redesigned green one was made for the PlayStation.

The Justifier is a light gun peripheral released by Konami for numerous home console games. Konami released versions of the gun for the Mega Drive/Genesis, Super NES, and PlayStation consoles. The original gun was similar in appearance to a Colt Python. During the early 1990s, it was controversial in that it was realistic and used in equally realistic, violent video games.[citation needed] It was used as an example in the United States of America (US) congressional hearings of 1992 to 1993.[citation needed] The guns were originally designed for use with the home versions of Konami's Lethal Enforcers games, although they are compatible with some other games as well.

Models[edit]

The original versions of the Justifer for the Genesis and SNES were modeled after the replica revolvers used in the original arcade version of Lethal Enforcers. The blue Justifier gun connects directly to the console. Optionally, a pink Justifier can be daisy chained into the blue gun for use by a second player.[1] The pink Justifier was only available directly from Konami via mail-order and is compatible with both, the SNES and Genesis models of the blue gun.

The PlayStation version of the lightgun (Sony ID: SLEH-00005, SLUH-00017) is green in color and only works in the first controller slot on the original design of the PlayStation 2. The green Justifier was also the first light gun for the PlayStation, preceding the release of Namco's GunCon by a few years. Konami produced it in response to reviews for their game Horned Owl (later released in North America as Project: Horned Owl), which generally criticized the awkwardness of having to control the cursor with the standard PlayStation controller.[2] The PlayStation version of the Justifier and Namco's GunCon were mutually incompatible, although some games (such as the NTSC-U/C version of Elemental Gearbolt) were compatible with both guns.

Compatible games[edit]

Sega CD[edit]

Genesis[edit]

Super NES[edit]

PlayStation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hook Me Up". Electronic Gaming Monthly (Ziff Davis) (57): 20. April 1994. 
  2. ^ a b "In Total Control: Companies Take Aim at Gamers with New Gadgets". Electronic Gaming Monthly (Ziff Davis) (80): 16–17. March 1996.