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Hostage: Rescue Mission (NES)

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MobyRank
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3.5
MobyScore
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall MobyScore (9 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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90
Just Games Retro
Before there was Rainbow Six, gamers could plan missions and drop tangos with Rescue. The basic idea is that terrorists have captured a three-story embassy building, and you control a squad of six expert counter-terrorist operatives as they infiltrate the building, and free the hostages inside. This mission plays out in stages as you must first position your snipers, take out what terrorists you can through the windows, then rappel down the building, enter through a window, and sweep the building clean of all enemies. Sound like it rocks? Oh yes, it does indeed.
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Raze
It makes a welcome change from arcade adventures and shoot-'em-ups to receive an original, albeit converted, game on the Nintendo. The whole look and feel of the game is very fresh and inviting, with graphics that would shame most other NES and Master System games.
75
Game Informer Magazine
Unfortunately, no matter how fun, innovative and challenging Rescue is, the fact tat you can beat it in literally five minutes kills it's chance of being a true classic. Sure you can scale up the difficulty, but it's the same damn sequence over and over. What a missed opportunity.
74
Joystick (French)
Rescue est un jeu agréable qui risque tout de même de lasser le joueur assez rapidement. Pourvu de bonnes animations, les déplacements dans les rues où vous pouvez ramper ou sauter derrière un mur pour éviter les ronds de lumière sont très bien faits ; doté de trois niveaux et de cinq missions à difficulté croissante, Rescue permettra aussi de jouer sans voir ses hommes se faire aligner au bout de dix secondes de jeu.
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1UP!
Il ne faut pas des heures pour sauver une ambassade. Enfin, dans la vraie vie, si; dans une simulation sur NES, au pire juste une quinzaine de minutes. A moins de souffrir d'amnésie à court terme ou de disposer d'une grande fortune et de très peu de temps libre, cela faisait de Rescue, à l'époque, un très mauvais investissement. Ou alors encore si vous souhaitiez rejoindre le GIGN et que pour prouver votre bonne foi d'enfant naïf vous étiez prêt à rejouer le jeu 835 fois. Dans tous les autres cas: très mauvais investissement !
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Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Terrorists have taken over an embassy, and it's down to your crack elite SAS squad to 'go in there' and dispense lead death to any terrorists who dare cross your path. Don't kill the hostages though - you've got to save them. The game's divided into sub-sections and each is pretty entertaining - but rather easy. Leave this well alone.
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Mean Machines
The embassy-storming idea certainly has plenty of potential, but unfortunately this game doesn't realise it. While it initially seems quite fun, the sub-games are all easy to master, and once you've learned the basic skills required to beat the terrorists, it all becomes a matter of routine - which isn't what playing console games is about. Both the graphics and sound are bland, a description that suits the gameplay too. There's simply not enough excitement to keep you at your Nintendo for more than a few sessions.