Back to the Future Part II & III Reviews (NES)

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Long but Fun. Mike Jay (35) unrated
Super Marty McFly Part II & III ETJB (450) 2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 1.9
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Overall User Score (16 votes) 2.2

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Ação Games (Jun, 1991)
À primeira vista e à primeira ouvida, a qualidade gráfica e sonora deste game pode decepcionar. Mas à primeira jogada, De Volta Para o Futuro 2 e 3 mostra-se complexo, cheio de portas, passagens e salas para descobrir — e é aí que ele se torna atraente.
VideoGame (Jun, 1991)
Como na primeira aventura, ajude Marty McFly a encontra o caminho de volta ao presente. Neste jogo, o tempo é fundamental.
Back to the Future II & III is not a welcome addition to the NES' platforming library, though its inclusion of mini-games and a 'treasure hunt' plot is pretty cool. When it comes down to it, the lack of a password or save feature will frustrate anyone that plays this terror. It doesn't look very good, the sound is a little strange at times, and the gameplay is fun until you realize it takes an eon. If it weren't for the fact that you have to sit down and play through the whole damn game in almost one sitting, it would have received much higher marks. Make sure you can devote a whole day or two to playing it if you want to get to the end, one for mapping and the other for finishing. That's the kind of thing that gets on my nerves and it's the main reason why I stopped playing. I feel a void in my being, but I don't care, it's not worth the effort.
This truly terrible cash-in of a game isn’t broken in the basic sense of the word, but it’s plain awful.
Just Games Retro (Feb 19, 2007)
I can say that Back to the Future 2 and 3 offers more gameplay than the original, and is barely a better game. The treasure hunt is a fairly creative idea, and the time travel elements aren't completely forgotten. Still, the whole plot is more like a college prank than anything particularly devious, and the main game comes off like a frustrating combination of Mario and Metroid. The treasure hunt aspect is mostly an excuse to move you through the levels and force you to look in obscure places and play average minigames to win. It has more thought put into it than the typical quickie action scroller, but is still on overall failure.
16 (Jan, 2011)
I’m not sure how bad Back to the Future II and III actually is. It’s not fun, but it does everything it’s supposed to do… I think? Did people enjoy this game when they were kids? Did they make maps of everything, and chart where they were supposed to go at what times? People did it for Goonies II, Zelda, Metroid, and others. Who’s to say they didn’t do it for this one? Then again, this game doesn’t capture any of the charm or spirit of the “Back to the Future movies,” and isn’t that really what a movie license is about? Whatever the game’s supposed to do, it didn’t capture my heart, and that, friends, is what it’s all about.