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The Mafat Conspiracy (NES)

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You play as Golgo 13 aka Duke Togo, ace sharpshooter and assassin. Based off a character of various manga comics, Golgo is a down-to-business man at the end of a gun. Stuck in the world of espionage among such groups as the FBI and the CIA, Golgo is constantly in mortal danger, and a lethal weapon in his own right.

The Mafat Conspiracy is the sequel to the NES game Top Secret Episode. In this chapter, Golgo must track down a missing satellite from the SDI laser defense system, as well as rescue a top scientist and stop those who would use the satellite for blackmail and terror on the world's nations.

While Golgo is outdoors, the game is a side-scrolling romp where the player can fire and jump. This changes when Golgo enters a building, at which point the game switches to a first person 3D maze. Navigating past soldiers and between floors, Golgo collects various clues to advance the storyline. There is also a driving sequence, and several sniper sequences in which precision aiming is required.

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The Mafat Conspiracy NES Title Screen
The Mafat Conspiracy NES The enemies won't let up just because you're in a 3D maze
The Mafat Conspiracy NES The main reason to enter random buildings is to find power-ups such as this box of ammo
The Mafat Conspiracy NES Opening Sequence

Alternate Titles

  • "Golgo 13: The Riddle of Icarus" -- Japanese Title
  • "Golgo 13 II: The Mafat Conspiracy" -- Unofficial Title
  • "ゴルゴ13 第二章 イカロスの謎" -- Japanese spelling

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  • Howard & Nester do Golgo 13: the Mafat Conspiracy (A regular feature in Nintendo Power magazine, Howard & Nester was a comic strip about two game whizzes who would one-up each other, while disclosing hints and tips, in the settings of various recently-released games for the NES platform. In Volume 16's two-page installment, they defeat terrorist Ahmad Khan in hopes of determining the whereabouts of kidnapped Dr. Barrows.)
WildKard (12146) added The Mafat Conspiracy (NES) on Sep 07, 2003