Hogan's Alley
Hogan's Alley Cover
North American box art
Developer(s) Intelligent Systems
Nintendo R&D1
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) NES platform icon Arcade platform icon Virtual Console (Wii U) platform icon
Genre(s) Shooter

04ESRB - E 10+  01PEGI 3  01CERO A  02Australian Classification Board - PG

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Hogan's Alley is an Arcade game that uses the Light Gun. It was later released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, and instead of the Light Gun, used the NES Zapper. In the game, the player shoots fake cardboard people on the screen, if the criminal is shot, the player continues, and if the police or citizens are shot, the player is penalized. Should a criminal not be shot, the player will also be penalized. Should there be too many penalties, the game is over. The game has made many cameos in the WarioWare series.




The name of the game was likely taken from an old comic in the 19th Century called The Yellow Kid, a.k.a Hogan's Alley. It was then used by the FBI to describe their training program in Quantico, Virginia, where one test trainees must undergo is walking through a simulated town where paper targets randomly appear. This training course was called a "Hogan's Alley" after the old comic.

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