THE VIDEO GAME




DEVELOPMENT

PLATFORM: NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
PUBLISHER: LJN
DEVELOPER: RARE
GENRE: SURVIVAL, ACTION-ADVENTURE
MODE: SINGLE PLAYER
MEDIA/DISTRIBUTION: CARTRIDGE
COMPOSER: DAVID WISE
RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 1990

RATING

OVERALL: 5
STORY: 5
GAMEPLAY: 4
FRUSTRATION: 8
COLORS: 3
AUDIO: 4
HELPFUL HINTS
THEME SONG
WALKTHROUGH PART 1
WALKTHROUGH PART 2
WALLPAPERS
AVGN REVIEW
PLAY ONLINE
ESCAPE FROM ELM STREET
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COMMENT

Navigate Elm Street and collect Freddy's bones...
Bury and concecrate Freddy once and for all!


In this difficult, critically-panned 1990 Nintendo game, you can play as one of the teenagers on Elm Street trying to escape the wrath of child murderer Freddy Krueger, who tortures and kills the teens in their sleep. You navigate the various levels of Springwood (and the dream world) hoping to collect all of Freddy's bones, defeating many different bosses along the way before ultimately fighting Freddy and hoping to escape back the safety of your bed.

The game itself is a side-scrolling platform in which the player fights their way through the levels and enemies such as snakes, bats, and ghosts. There is a sleep meter to guide you along the way. It goes down slowly as the player progresses through the level, or if the player stands still. The sleep meter also goes down when the player takes damage. When the sleep meter runs out, the player character falls asleep and the screen colors change to darker colors and the enemies change and become harder to defeat. Scattered throughout the game are dream tokens that allow the player to change in dream characters with special abilities. Players can boost their sleep meter by getting cups of coffee scattered throughout buildings and wake up by finding a boombox.

Throughout the levels, players collect Freddy Krueger's bones to throw into a furnace at the end, and before beating each level, players must face a boss, which is a different part of Freddy's body, such as his glove or his head. Bosses include a giant Freddy glove with a long chain arm, a chomping Freddy head on a long chain neck, a floating Freddy hand and head, a bat with a vampire head, a ghost with a Freddy head, and Freddy Krueger himself. Defeated bosses leave behind a key, which when touched transports the player back onto Elm Street. The game ends when either the players get killed off...or the player manages to defeat Freddy by tossing all of his bones into the furnace.

ONE, TWO...FREDDY'S COMIN' FOR YOU!



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