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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (NES)

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G.I Joe is a side-scrolling action game where you can select 3 out of a possible 5 characters to complete a mission.

Each level is in three main parts: The fight into the mission zone, the mission zone, and the escape from the mission zone. The stages where you fight into and escape from the mission zone are straightforward action – just fight your way to the end of the stage, and defeat the stage boss.

The actual mission zone is a maze, where the object is to place bombs at pre-determined locations, then find and use the exit. The mazes start out easy with the first one being only two screens high and 4 long. Level 6 is 7 by 8 for a total of 56 screens.


Duke (Tiger Force first sergeant/squad leader), Rock & Roll (gatling gunner), Capt. Grid-Iron (hand-to-hand combat specialist), Blizzard (arctic attack soldier), Snake Eyes (commando)


G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero NES Entry mission of the first level
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero NES The boss at the end of the level 4 escape mission -- Voltar
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero NES Password entry screen
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero NES There's a check mark indicating where a bomb is to be placed

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Sep 10, 2000 A 100
Defunct Games Aug 08, 2009 85 out of 100 85
GamePro (US) Feb, 1991 4 out of 5 80
HonestGamers May 25, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Mar, 1991 3.8 out of 5 76
VideoGame Oct, 1991 7 out of 10 70


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Eric Smith (2867) added G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (NES) on Jan 25, 2007