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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

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Apple II
Commodore 64
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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is a 2D action game with two different game types.

In the first mode, you have to destroy enemy tanks, radar stations and Cobra HQ in a top-down view. There are different geographical locations like wood, desert and Arctic tundra. The available characters in this mode are Ace (jet fighter), Steeler (tank), Wild Bill (helicopter) and Clutch (Jeep).

In the second mode, various Joe characters ("Joes") face off against Cobra characters in one-on-one battles, using their unique weapons that all vary in weight and reloading speed. Battles can be fought against backdrops like city, Cobra HQ, Arctic tundra, desert, or the woods.The loser of each battle goes to prison and becomes unavailable for future battles.

There are sixteen available Joe characters in this mode: Duke, Scarlett, Recondo, Torpedo, Snake Eyes, Roadblock, Spirit, Zap, Gung-Ho, Snow Job, Blowtorch, and Stalker. On the Cobra side, the available characters to battle are Destro, Baroness, Zartan, Firefly, Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow, Major Bludd, and Scrap-Iron.


G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Commodore 64 Steeler an his tank
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Apple II I may have failed, but now I know... and knowing is half the battle!
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Apple II Cobra opponents
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Commodore 64 Select a vehicle

Alternate Titles

  • "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero!" -- Apple II in-game title

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A sentimental favorite for children of the 1980s. Apple II PCGamer77 (3027)

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German index

On May 26, 1987, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.
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