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Cliffhanger is based on the 1993 Sylvester Stallone movie. The lead character, Gabe Walker, is an expert in high mountain search and rescue and receives a distress signal from a plane that has crashed nearby. However, the plane is actually loaded with terrorists who hijacked a large shipment of cash. The game consists of side-scrolling action. The hero can walk, run, jump, punch, and kick while jumping. Further, he can perform special feats as the situation requires, such as crossing a rope suspended from two cliffs. One of the biggest threats in this game is nature as Gabe must defend against wolves and birds, snow falling off cliffs and structures, and falling rocks.


Cliffhanger Game Boy Brachiating along a line someone put there for some reason.
Cliffhanger Amiga Rocks fall in the vertical sections. If one hits you, you'll be knocked off your ladder.
Cliffhanger Amiga Need to jump over those spikes.
Cliffhanger Game Boy Ah, a warm fire!

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User Reviews

Average platformer yet astoundingly faithful to the film. NES Kyle Palkowski (211)

Critic Reviews

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Feb, 1994 3 out of 10 30
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1994 29 out of 100 29
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Mar, 1994 4.75 out of 6 25
All Game Guide NES 1998 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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