DescriptionBased on a comic strip from the 1900s, Nemo is a young boy from London summoned to the kingdom of Slumberland, a fantasy realm filled with strange creatures and dream-like locations. You soon learn that the King of Slumberland has been kidnapped by the Prince of Nightmares, and you are requested to save him by Princess Camille. Using your only weapon, a sack of candy, you stun enemies and lull friendly animals into helping you through levels like the Mushroom Forest and Train Land. This platformer featured licensed characters and artwork from the comic, along with using the animals, such as apes and moles, to traverse through the different terrain.
- "Nemo Pajama Hero" -- Japanese Title
- "パジャマヒーロー NEMO" -- Japanese spelling
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|With the help of Little Nemo, we learn the many dastardly uses of candy.||Adzuken (806)|
|A Classic Capcom Game||ETJB (447)|
|An amazing adventure for the naive mind.||Joakim Kihlman (269)|
|GamesCollection||Nov 21, 2012||9 out of 10||90|
|Game Informer Magazine||Apr, 2009||8.5 out of 10||85|
|The DOS Spirit||Dec 12, 2012||5 out of 6||83|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||May, 2006||8 out of 10||80|
|NES Times||Oct 23, 2007||8 out of 10||80|
|Lens of Truth||Sep 16, 2011||8 out of 10||80|
|Mean Machines||Jul, 1992||79 out of 100||79|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Nov, 1990||31 out of 40||78|
|Video Games||Jul, 1992||69 out of 100||69|
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CensorshipIn the Japanese version of the game, the gorilla originally had a cigar. Not surprisingly, Nintendo edited it out prior to the North American release.
InspirationMuch of the story, the characters and artwork, was based on Winsor McCay's surreal graphic masterpiece "Little Nemo in Slumberland", a weekly comic strip that ran in various newspapers from 1905 to 1913.
Besides being in comic and videogame form, Little Nemo has also been showcased in animated features. First in Little Nemo from 1911, an animated short by Winsor McCay and J. Stuart Blackton that took 4 years to make. Much later in 1992 came Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, a large scale production by Masami Hata, Masanori Hata, Chris Columbus, and Ray Bradbury. Unfortunately, it received very little attention both critically and commercially.
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