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Swamp Thing (NES)

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Swamp Thing is based on the DC Comics of the same name. Deep in the swamps of Louisiana, a Dr. Holland, is hard at work on a growth formula for plants. His sponsor however has different ideas for the technology and burns down the lab. The poor doctor is burned and covered with formula and inside of the organically rich Bayou swamps... he becomes Swamp Thing.

The game is a side-scrolling platform game. Swamp thing can punch (but not duck and punch) and jump a short distance. Health powerups will be needed to keep him alive and additionally ball powerups can be found to give him a projectile weapon.

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Swamp Thing NES Giant skulls are never a good sign
Swamp Thing NES Trouble down in the Bayou
Swamp Thing NES Title Screen
Swamp Thing NES Riding on the back... er... head of a mechanical crocodile

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Mega Fun Apr, 1993 49 out of 100 49
All Game Guide 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1993 3.3 out of 10 33
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Feb 27, 2005 3 out of 10 30

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WildKard (12140) added Swamp Thing (NES) on Oct 16, 2003