DescriptionA tropical island (specified as Cuba in the Japanese original) is being oppressed by a dictator, but fortunately one or two brave US soldiers (Ernesto "Che" Guevara in the Japanese version) are on hand to restore justice. March through the rivers, swamps and forests to overthrow the dictator (specified as Batista in Japan) in this evolution of the Commando style.
The game scrolls vertically, as you move up the screen shooting enemies, finding good strategic firing points and collecting powerups. As the enemy soldiers come towards you in groups, some care is required when picking them off, either using your gun or the grenades. There are also hostages carried by some soldiers, with points bonuses for not shooting these but shooting their captors. Each level ends with a boss.
- "Revolution Heroes" -- Brazilian CCE's Top Game release title
- "Guevara" -- Japanese title
- "ゲバラ" -- Japanese spelling
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The Press Says
|The Video Game Critic||NES||Jul 27, 2007||A-||91|
|1UP!||NES||Oct 16, 2009||87 out of 100||87|
|GamesCollection||PlayStation 3||Mar 30, 2013||7 out of 10||70|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amstrad CPC||Jan, 1989||64 out of 100||64|
|The Games Machine (UK)||ZX Spectrum||Jan, 1989||63 out of 100||63|
|Nintendo Power Magazine||NES||Jul, 1989||3 out of 5||60|
|GameCola.net||NES||May, 2005||5.8 out of 10||58|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Amstrad CPC||Feb, 1989||567 out of 1000||57|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||Feb, 1989||19 out of 100||19|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Commodore 64||Jan, 1989||17 out of 100||17|
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Cancelled portsAmiga and Atari ST conversions were under development for Ocean, but the developers didn't complete them.
Version differencesThe original Japanese version of Guerrilla War is quite different storywise from the U.S. version. The characters you're playing as (according to the Japanese version) are actually Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, and the plot was the two of them trying to overthrow the Batista dictatorship of 1950s Cuba. Of course, since that's a sensitive topic to talk about here in the U.S., it had to be totally changed for U.S. audiences.
Information also contributed by Martin Smith