The Goonies (Konami)
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.
I don't not own this game, but I have beaten the Famicom version.
- Overall: 6/10
- Best Version: Famicom
- 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.
- 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.
- mobygames.com/game/goonies - MobyGames.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goonies_(Famicom_video_game) - Wikipedia.
- vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php?title=The_Goonies_(FC) - Music.
- strategywiki.org/wiki/The_Goonies - Strategy Wiki.
- thealmightyguru.com/Games/Hacking/Wiki/index.php?title=The_Goonies - NES Hacker Database.