The Goonies

a.k.a. グーニーズ

created and published by Konami in 1986-02-21, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: platformer, maze
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng
3.7/5

Personal review

The Goonies is a maze-like platform game based on the movie of same name. Your task is to find and rescue all your friends, who are behind closed doors which have to be opened with bombs that can be found from killed enemies. You also have to find key parts, which are also behind said doors. The game's difficulty level is low. Once you know your way through the rather small mazes the game offers not much challenge. Nevertheless it is maybe the second-best platform game for the NES at the time of its release (only beaten by Super Mario Bros.), due to its good playability and controls. Music is also well done when compared to the usual high-pitched noisy music of other early NES/Famicom games.

# 2009-03-16 00:48:53

Technical specs

display: raster

Editor notes (2)

This was the second 8-bit Nintendo game based on a movie. And this on was actually created to be based on a movie (not a re-branded version of another game). Quite odd, its based on a North American movie and yet never released outside of Japan for the NES.
# 2013-08-01 00:57:25
Released only in Japan, Americans had to settle for the playchoice-10 or Vs. System arcade versions
(Zerothis) - # 2008-05-18 09:32:09

External review - average: 67%

review sourcecountryissuedatescore   
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)uk201989-05673/100067%

Contributors (5)

AndreaD
teran01
zerothis
dandyboh
vgaminglibrary

Post an anonymous comment / review about this game.

Rate and review

1
LIKE
-
PLAYED
4
FINISHED
3
OWN
PLAYING
1
WANT
The Goonies in-game screen.
The+Goonies
The+Goonies
View the full gallery