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P.O.W.: Prisoners of War (NES)

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Description

The enemy is unstoppable. They maintain vigilant guard over their front lines! The only way to defeat them is to get behind their lines. But how? By allowing a soldier to get captured, perhaps he could escape and single-handedly defeat the enemy forces in his way.

In P.O.W., the player is a soldier who has been imprisoned in a Prisoner of War camp and must escape. In order to accomplish this, he must defeat a variety of enemies. The foes will attack you hand-to-hand, with knives, guns, and from helicopters. Boss enemies will guard the end of each level.

To fight back, you can use hand-to-hand, and pick up weapon power-ups, found on the ground, in rooms, or dropped by enemies. These weapons include a knife, which can be used to stab or be thrown, guns and grenades.

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P.O.W.: Prisoners of War NES enemy biker
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War NES The forest is patrolled by grenadiers.
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War NES climbing ladder
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War NES Japanese title screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "脱獄" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Datsugoku" -- Japanese title

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POW!!! Theo Jones (11) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

The Press Says

Top Secret Feb, 1993 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
VideoGame Mar, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1989 29 out of 40 72

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JPaterson (9147) added P.O.W.: Prisoners of War (NES) on Oct 04, 2002
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