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

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Written by  :  Theo Jones (11)
Written on  :  Aug 16, 2010
Platform  :  NES
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Summary

POW!!!

The Good

This game is all action. Put some guns in Double Dragon and you have P.O.W. Pioneers or Wizards. (Alternate Dutch Bootleg Title)

This is a great Arcade port. Owners of NES should be proud, as this is a faithful adaptation of that Arcade adaptation of the cult novella "Johnny Love War" by Nicholas Sparks.

The Bad

It can get a little frustrating. Fighting the overpowered enemies can get tiresome. I wish you could fly the helicopters. I wish there were upgrades to the attacks...but obviously these guys never grow or learn.

The Bottom Line

You play as John Travolta (2nd player plays as Richard Dreyfuss) escaping the Nazi-VC concentration camp. It starts off with a bang -- or a "POW!" as you light up a pack of Big League Chew that blows the animal cage your mother was forced to birth you in.

You are immediately attacked by crazed villagers, enslaved by the Vietcong. This happens for about 2 hours until you beat the game. That's entertainment, baby.