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'''The Justifier''' is a light-gun peripheral for the [[Sega Mega Drive|Mega Drive]] manufactured by [[Konami]]  produced specifically for ''[[Lethal Enforcers]]''. Versions for the Super NES and the original PlayStation were also produced.
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'''The Justifier''' (サ・ジャスティファイアー) is a light-gun peripheral for the [[Sega Mega Drive|Mega Drive]] manufactured by [[Konami]]  produced specifically for ''[[Lethal Enforcers]]''. A version was also made for the Super NES.
  
The Justifiers are shaped like revolvers (and are modeled after the Colt Python revolver), but are brightly coloured due to early 90s fears that light guns could lead to gun crime. They are controversial peripherals for other reasons too - namely the fact that they are incompatible with some games reliant on the [[Menacer]], as Konami wanted accurate light guns for the console ports of the game. This was not much of an issue in Japan, where the Menacer was never sold. ''Lethal Enforcers'' and its sequel are only compatible with The Justifiers.
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==Design==
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The Justifiers are shaped like revolvers (and are modeled after the Colt Python revolver), but are brightly coloured due to early 90s fears that light guns could lead to gun crime. They are controversial peripherals for other reasons too - namely the fact that they are incompatible with some games reliant on the [[Menacer]], as Konami wanted accurate light guns for the console ports of the game and felt that the existing first party light guns (the Menacer and Nintendo's Super Scope for the Super NES) were not adequate enough to replicate the arcade experience. This was not much of an issue in Japan, where the Menacer was never sold. ''Lethal Enforcers'', its sequel and ''Snatcher'' are only compatible with The Justifiers, and thus all versions of the first ''Lethal Enforcers'' game came packaged with the peripheral.
  
The Mega Drive supports a maximum of two Justifier guns at once - a blue one, which plugs into controller port 1, and a pink one, which plugs into the blue Justifier with a 6-pin RJ-11 phone cord). The pink Justifier was only sold directly by Konami via mail order. The pink Justifer is compatible with both, the Mega Drive and Super NES models of the blue Justifier. Because of this, the packaging for the second Justifier does not feature branding for either platform.
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The Mega Drive supports a maximum of two Justifier guns at once - the standard blue one, which plugs into controller port 1, and a pink one, which plugs into the blue Justifier with a 6-pin RJ-11 phone cord). The pink Justifier was only sold directly by Konami via a mail order offer. The pink Justifer is compatible with both, the Mega Drive and Super NES models of the blue Justifier. Because of this, the packaging for the second Justifier does not feature branding for either platform.
  
Like the Menacer and most other light-guns of the era, The Justifier relies on scanlines produced by CRT televisions, making them incompatible with modern day LCD, Plasma or LED sets.
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Like the Menacer and most other light-guns of the era, The Justifier relies on scanlines produced by CRT televisions, making them incompatible with newer LCD, Plasma or LED monitors.
  
 
==Compatible Games==
 
==Compatible Games==
*''[[Lethal Enforcers]]'' (Mega Drive, Mega CD)
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*''[[Crime Patrol]]'' (Mega-CD)
*''[[Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters]]'' (Mega Drive, Mega CD)
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*''[[Lethal Enforcers]]'' (Mega Drive, Mega-CD)
*''[[Snatcher]]'' (Mega CD)
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*''[[Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters]]'' (Mega Drive, Mega-CD)
*''[[Mad Dog McCree]]'' (Mega CD)
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*''[[Snatcher]]'' (Mega-CD)
*''[[Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold]]'' (Mega CD)
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*''[[Mad Dog McCree]]'' (Mega-CD)
*''[[Who Shot Johnny Rock?]]'' (Mega CD)
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*''[[Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold]]'' (Mega-CD)
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*''[[Who Shot Johnny Rock?]]'' (Mega-CD)
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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==Physical Scans==
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==Magazine articles==
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==Physical scans==
 
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 21:00, 10 October 2020

KonamiJustifierBlue.jpg
The Justifier
Made for: Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD
Manufacturer: Konami
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
Sega Mega Drive
US
Sega Mega Drive
EU

The Justifier (サ・ジャスティファイアー) is a light-gun peripheral for the Mega Drive manufactured by Konami produced specifically for Lethal Enforcers. A version was also made for the Super NES.

Design

The Justifiers are shaped like revolvers (and are modeled after the Colt Python revolver), but are brightly coloured due to early 90s fears that light guns could lead to gun crime. They are controversial peripherals for other reasons too - namely the fact that they are incompatible with some games reliant on the Menacer, as Konami wanted accurate light guns for the console ports of the game and felt that the existing first party light guns (the Menacer and Nintendo's Super Scope for the Super NES) were not adequate enough to replicate the arcade experience. This was not much of an issue in Japan, where the Menacer was never sold. Lethal Enforcers, its sequel and Snatcher are only compatible with The Justifiers, and thus all versions of the first Lethal Enforcers game came packaged with the peripheral.

The Mega Drive supports a maximum of two Justifier guns at once - the standard blue one, which plugs into controller port 1, and a pink one, which plugs into the blue Justifier with a 6-pin RJ-11 phone cord). The pink Justifier was only sold directly by Konami via a mail order offer. The pink Justifer is compatible with both, the Mega Drive and Super NES models of the blue Justifier. Because of this, the packaging for the second Justifier does not feature branding for either platform.

Like the Menacer and most other light-guns of the era, The Justifier relies on scanlines produced by CRT televisions, making them incompatible with newer LCD, Plasma or LED monitors.

Compatible Games

Gallery

Magazine articles

Main article: The Justifier/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Mega Drive, JP
KonamiJustifier MD JP Box Top.jpg
KonamiJustifier MD JP Box Back.jpgKonamiJustifier MD JP Box Spine.jpgKonamiJustifier MD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, US
Justifier MD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, EU
Justifier MD EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngJustifier MD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover

References


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