What is the name of this cowboy game? In this video it says it's the first Nintendo game ever.
Damn OP, it's not hard.
They created little light pistols that could activate electrical circuits inside other devices when shot. That was the start of the Kosenju SP series, which were light gun toys basically. You had a little gun or a rifle and shot at targets, like a bottle which would 'break' in half, or later things like a gunman or lion who would fall over.
Then there was Laser Clay, which adapted old abandoned bowling alleys into shooting ranges using the same technology, only on a projector. Instead of zapping a target, it instead picked up on reflections. Duck Hunt was realized originally by the same technology.
Another set of games (Nintendo EVR) made for different movie-based games where you bet on different outcomes to a movie (baseball game, horse race) and hoped your choice won. The video clips were randomized amongst a few dozen, so it really did create pretty different sets of events each time.
The game you're talking about is Sheriff, and it was one of their first video games. However it was not their first, as before that they had been (like every other JP company that wasn't Namco or Taito) cloning Pong, Breakout, and Space Invaders.
You could say that Sheriff is their first really original video game.
Wow this is a horrible thread - the question OP asked could be answered with a simple Google search and the shitty youtube video was not at all needed for context.
Almost all of these posts are completely worthless too.
You should feel fucking awful for bumping a legitimate thread off the board for this trash.