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'''''The Goonies''''' is a platform action game from [[Konami]], released for the [[Famicom]], [[X1]], and [[PC-88]] in 1986 and later ported to the Nintendo [[Vs. System]] and the [[Famicom Disk System]].
 
'''''The Goonies''''' is a platform action game from [[Konami]], released for the [[Famicom]], [[X1]], and [[PC-88]] in 1986 and later ported to the Nintendo [[Vs. System]] and the [[Famicom Disk System]].
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I first saw this game as the Vs. System in an arcade in the late 1980s. I wasn't able to play the game, but watching some older kids play it, I thought it looked really cool. Later, I rented [[The Goonies II]] for the NES and enjoyed it, but couldn't beat it before having to return it. Years later, thanks to emulation, I was able to play the Famicom version and found it to be the origin of many aspects of the sequel. Years later, I decided to hunker down and try to beat the game, which I did.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
I don not own this game, but I have beaten the Famicom game.
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I don't not own this game, but I have beaten the Famicom version.
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
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===Good===
 
===Good===
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* The game is quite fun. The action keeps you on your toes, and, with practice, you can become good enough to beat it without too much difficulty.
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* Konami did a great job at introducing a large portion of the movie into the game: the Fratelli brothers, bats, bobby traps, a pirate ship complete with the ending sequence, even the octopus that was cut from the film shows up!
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* There are a lot of secret power-ups and bonus points to discover.
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* For a game without a save feature or password system, it is a good length. Not so long that you have to leave your system on for days, but not so short that you can finish it in a few minutes.
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* I love the inclusion of the [[Cyndi Lauper]] song [[The Goonies 'R' Good Enough]].
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
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* The black background is quite dull.
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* Some of the stuff in the game doesn't fit the movie like underground foxes, giant fish, and bone-throwing skeletons.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
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* Nothing.
  
 
==Documentation==
 
==Documentation==
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Goonies - FC - Manual.pdf|Famicom manual.
 
Goonies - FC - Manual.pdf|Famicom manual.
 
Goonies - VS - Flyer.jpg|Vs. System flyer.
 
Goonies - VS - Flyer.jpg|Vs. System flyer.
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==Maps==
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<gallery>
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Goonies - FC - Map - Stage 1.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Stage 2-A.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Stage 2-B.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Stage 2-C.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Passage 2 to 3.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Stage 3-A.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Stage 3-B.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Stage 3-C.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Stage 3-D.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Stage 4-A.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Stage 4-B.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Stage 4-C.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Passage 4 to 5.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Stage 5-A.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Stage 5-B.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Stage 5-C.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Passage 5 to 6.png
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Goonies - FC - Map - Stage 6.png
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  

Revision as of 09:04, 25 July 2017

Famicom box art.

The Goonies is a platform action game from Konami, released for the Famicom, X1, and PC-88 in 1986 and later ported to the Nintendo Vs. System and the Famicom Disk System.

I first saw this game as the Vs. System in an arcade in the late 1980s. I wasn't able to play the game, but watching some older kids play it, I thought it looked really cool. Later, I rented The Goonies II for the NES and enjoyed it, but couldn't beat it before having to return it. Years later, thanks to emulation, I was able to play the Famicom version and found it to be the origin of many aspects of the sequel. Years later, I decided to hunker down and try to beat the game, which I did.

Status

I don't not own this game, but I have beaten the Famicom version.

Review

  • Overall: 6/10
  • Best Version: Famicom

Good

  • The game is quite fun. The action keeps you on your toes, and, with practice, you can become good enough to beat it without too much difficulty.
  • Konami did a great job at introducing a large portion of the movie into the game: the Fratelli brothers, bats, bobby traps, a pirate ship complete with the ending sequence, even the octopus that was cut from the film shows up!
  • There are a lot of secret power-ups and bonus points to discover.
  • For a game without a save feature or password system, it is a good length. Not so long that you have to leave your system on for days, but not so short that you can finish it in a few minutes.
  • I love the inclusion of the Cyndi Lauper song The Goonies 'R' Good Enough.

Bad

  • The black background is quite dull.
  • Some of the stuff in the game doesn't fit the movie like underground foxes, giant fish, and bone-throwing skeletons.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Documentation

Maps

Links