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Monster Party (NES)

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Description

You are a young boy with a baseball bat named Mark. On your way home from a baseball game, you encounter a monster named Bert. Bert needs your help in saving his planet from the evil monsters. You learn how to fuse with Bert and become a monster fighting gargoyle. You'll spend most of the game attacking bad guys by swinging your bat at them or volleying their fire.

This is a side scrolling adventure, similar in play to Super Mario Bros., but with monsters and skulls. The game itself is infamous for its outlandish quotes.

Screenshots

Monster Party NES Crawling
Monster Party NES A later water level
Monster Party NES Beating a giant eye with Mark's baseball bat
Monster Party NES More introduction

User Reviews

One of the most bizarre games ever. But it's fun. Jimmy Sherrill (8) unrated
Truly a unique game for NES. powerstone05 (272) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Sorry, I’m dead. Adzuken (702) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

The Press Says

NES Player 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
Hardcore Gaming 101 2000 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games May 04, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Jan, 1990 75 out of 100 75
The Review Busters 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic Nov 12, 2007 C 50

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Trivia

Cancelled Japanese release

Although planned for release for Japan, this game was only released in North America.

Uncensored

This is one of the few examples of a licensed NES game that somehow managed to slip under Nintendo's tight censorship protocol. Although the title screen for the US release was slightly altered (with green slime instead of blood), the game still featured plenty of gore, as evident in the second-half of the first level. The end is also particularly gruesome (not to mention bizarre). There is also blood drenched skeletons on the round start screens.

Information also contributed by Sean Sigurgeirson

Related Web Sites

  • Catch my javelin! (Site with some information and more importantly pictures of all the many bosses in the game and their bizarre quotes.)
Scott Monster (919) added Monster Party (NES) on Nov 16, 2004