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Hostage: Rescue Mission (NES)

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Terrorists have overrun an embassy and hold the people inside as hostages. You control six counter-terrorists whose mission is to eliminate the terrorists. In the first part of the game, you have to bring three men into position so they can snipe the building. The second part involves entering the building with the other three men to kill the terrorists and rescue the hostages. Depending on how well you positioned your snipers, you can use them to assist you on that mission.


Hostage: Rescue Mission NES With all teams in place... things are ready to get done
Hostage: Rescue Mission NES The plan of the Embassy. X's mark where the snipers will travel to
Hostage: Rescue Mission NES A sniper has reached his position on the map
Hostage: Rescue Mission NES Japanese title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "בני-ערובה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Rescue: The Embassy Mission" -- NES title
  • "Operation Jupiter" -- French title
  • "Hostages: The Embassy Mission" -- Japanese title
  • "Hostages" -- European/Israeli title
  • "ホステージ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Just Games Retro Apr 16, 2001 95 out of 100 95
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Joystick (French) Apr, 1991 74 out of 100 74
1UP! Jul 16, 2012 68 out of 100 68
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1991 58 out of 100 58
Mean Machines Feb, 1991 41 out of 100 41


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Alcatraz from Infogrames is the sequel to this game.
WildKard (12157) added Hostage: Rescue Mission (NES) on Oct 23, 2003
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