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The Video Game Critic
I'm not familiar with the G.I. Joe cartoon that this game is based on, but this game impressed the heck out of me. You begin by assembling a team of characters, each with their own weapons and firepower, and you can switch between these characters on-the-fly. Missions take you from exotic jungles to icy Antarctica, and each offers a unique challenge and a seemingly endless supply of adversaries. GI Joe's graphics are crisp and colorful, with detailed characters and huge bosses. The controls are dead-on, and the music is also exceptionally good. A password is issued for each level completed. If you're looking for some shoot-em-up action on the NES, GI Joe is the whole package.
To date, there have been six G.I.Joe video games made by six different companies, and it took a little-known software developer to make the best of the lot. Even if you have never owned a Joe or you think that the Terrordrome is an album by the rap pioneers Public Enemy, you are still likely to enjoy this game.
Of the myriad of cartoons and toys I loved as a kid, very few of them were ever turned into NES games. That’s really unfortunate, but I’m glad that G.I. Joe exists as a video game, and that it’s so great. Even if you aren’t interested in the license, this is a thoroughly entertaining action game that I would recommend you experience. If you have the added context that comes from familiarity with the source material though, this becomes something much more.
Combat-wise this game is inconsistent, with very difficult areas and very easy areas - it's not up to par with some of the challenging combat carts currently on the market. However, figuring out which members of the Team to use in which situation is fun, and the maze-like Mission Zones combined with the standard run and gun scenes make for an entertaining mix. Come on, you knew G.I. Joe, an American original, was bound to hit a video screen near you sooner or later. Just an average video challenge for an average Joe!
Nintendo Power Magazine
The G.I. Joe team hits the warpath with more fire power and more fighting skill than any force that has ever been dropped behind enemy lines. The Cobra Organization has bases spread out all over the world - Your team must get in, blow each base to Kingdom Come, then escape! Taxan has combined great control and graphics for a winner.
G.I. Joe, um grupo de combate, tem de destruir uma base inimiga, a famosa base Cobra. E, para isso, você pode contar com três agentes, de nove possíveis. Use Snakeyes e Rock'n'Roll nas missões, pois eles são os mais fortes e velozes. O agente em ação pode ser trocado a qualquer momento: faça isso toda vez que a energia de um deles estiver acabando, ou quando as habilidades de outro forem necessárias.