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Godzilla: Monster of Monsters (NES)

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Description

In the year 2XXX A.D., Earth is under attack from the aliens of Planet X. Armed with monsters of terrible of terrible destructive force, the invaders establish bases on every planet of the solar system. These monsters include the foes Gezora, Moguera, Baragon, Varan, Hedorah, Gigan, Mecha-Godzilla and King Ghidora. To combat the menace, Earth sends two of it's own monsters, Godzilla and Mothra, in order to drive back the invaders of Planet X.

Godzilla is a game of alternating turns between the player and the AI. On each turn, the player may select either Godzilla or Mothra and move them across a hex field map taking place on one of the planets of the solar system. Any tiles of the hex field that are crossed must be battled through by the selected monster during an action sequence with side-scrolling gameplay: dodging obstacles or destroying them, battling smaller enemies and evading projectiles. Enemies and obstacles encountered depend on the terrain type, which include mountainous, jungle, volcano, alien city, underwater and special. Encounters against enemy monsters on the map may also take place. These boss battles last 90 seconds, with either one side's monster being defeated or the turn ending.

Mothra can move four tiles each turn and has additional mobility through her flying. She fires red laser bolts from her eyes and can unleash special pollen bombs that she drops at an angle downwards. Godzilla can only move two tiles each turn but is the stronger creature. He can punch, kick, swipe with his tail, jump and unleash radioactive breath on everything in front of him.

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Godzilla: Monster of Monsters NES Level 1's Hexfield
Godzilla: Monster of Monsters NES There are plenty of city ruins around Saturn
Godzilla: Monster of Monsters NES Godzilla unleashes deadly radiation onto Moguera, and loses a bit of his sprite for it.
Godzilla: Monster of Monsters NES Godzilla smashes through the vegetation

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This is definitely a Box Office game Andrew Shepard (1237) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

The Press Says

VideoGame Apr, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Just Games Retro Jun 06, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
1UP! Mar 22, 2013 66 out of 100 66
OJGames Jan 17, 2008 58 out of 100 58
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 28, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1990 5 out of 10 50
The Review Busters 2009 4.5 out of 10 45
Mean Machines Jul, 1992 45 out of 100 45
Player One Jun, 1992 25 out of 100 25
Netjak May 10, 2006 2.2 out of 10 22

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Trivia

Extras

The U.S. version of this game came packaged with an advertisement, for Toho's intended 1991 project Rodan, which was eventually redone as Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters.

Graphics

The game makes heavy use of sprites. There are always lots of tiny spaceships and projectiles being thrown around. So much so that there are frequently too many objects on the screen at once for the game to handle. This results in either flickering the sprite off and on rapidly with another one or the sprite/object disappearing completely and being removed from play. Of course it's also a trial for anyone trying to take screenshots, as "everything" is hardly all on the screen at one time.

References

Many of the enemies are from older, usually obscure Toho films. For instance, the warship with the drill at the front is from The War In Space (1977), the snake in the volcano level is Manda from Atragon (1963), the purple things that reproduce in the sub-space levels are Dogora, and you sometimes run into Garogas Ships from Zonefigher in jungle areas.

Version differences

The US version removes all mention of "Toho Cenfile-Soft Library" and "Compile," and instead credits "Toho Eizo" on the title screen.

Information also contributed by Andrew Shepard and Marguerite Richardson

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WildKard (12157) added Godzilla: Monster of Monsters (NES) on Aug 20, 2003