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Friday the 13th (NES)

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Description

Based on the popular movie franchise, Friday the 13th casts you as one of six camp counselors (three girls or three boys) at the infamous Camp Crystal Lake, and you are tasked with destroying Jason Voorhees once and for all.

To get to Jason, you must run around a camp, killing zombie ghouls and collecting weapons, until you hear an alarm sound. When that alarm goes off, it means Jason has entered a cabin and you must find him.

To save time, you can switch between all six counselors, depending on where you are. Once you enter the house that Jason is in, the game switches to a 3D-esque maze in which you have to hurt Jason with the items you collected. Once he's been damaged enough, he'll run away, only to sound another alarm later and enter another house.

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Friday the 13th NES In a cave
Friday the 13th NES Viewing map and choosing characters
Friday the 13th NES In a forest
Friday the 13th NES Lakeside

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I wish xbox would come up a new Friday the 13th!!!! William Manning (2) unrated

The Press Says

Gamervision Oct 30, 2008 8 out of 10 80
VideoGame Jun, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
SwankWorld 2004 7 out of 10 70
1UP! Oct 31, 2012 63 out of 100 63
HonestGamers Jul 21, 2004 4 out of 10 40
Lens of Truth Feb 16, 2009 4 out of 10 40
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1989 13 out of 40 32
HonestGamers May 13, 2005 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic Oct 15, 2007 D 25
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2008 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

Franchise

The game itself is not based off of one movie in the series. Rather, a combination of the first 7 films and developer 'creativity':

- The opening title screen with Jason's mask is taken from the poster for Friday The 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter
- Jason never acquired his mask until Part 3.
- The version of Jason depicted on the box cover is from Part 7: The New Blood. Part 8 was out in theatres when the game was released.
- Other than Jason and his mother, none of the other characters in the game are found in the films

Furthermore, the storyline for the game is separate from the films and is an inconsistent one, as Jason is supposed to be after the camp counsellors, not the children (amongst other things).

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JPaterson (9147) added Friday the 13th (NES) on Oct 04, 2002