Great Essay About The Schadenfreude Of Duck Hunt

by Salvatore Pane

When people think retro games from the NES era, Duck Hunt almost always comes to mind; heck, the fact that most TVs render the game impossible to play these days alone is a good reason to credit the game as retro. But there’s one trick Duck Hunt utilized that, albeit somewhat indirectly, truly made the game timeless: the power of Schadenfreude.

–Chalkey Horenstein in “Duck Hunt’s Effective Use of Epicaricacy”