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Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (NES)

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Description

The golden warpship was once the most powerful ship in the galactic fleet. But the ship was captured by aliens, and its parts scattered throughout twelve different worlds. On each world deadly aliens, booby traps, black holes, and extreme gravitational forces guard the parts. It is now up to Solar Jetman to land on each of the worlds and retrieve all the parts so the golden warpship may be reassembled.

At the beginning of each world, Solar Jetman starts out at the mother ship and explores using a jetpod. When a part of the golden warpship or something else of use is located, the jetpod can be used to haul it back to the mother ship. The mother ship will move on to the next world when all the parts on the current world have been brought back. If the jetpod takes too much damage, Solar Jetman must return to the mother ship for repairs before continuing the quest.

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Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship NES Approaching a Planet will yeild information on it's size and gravity
Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship NES Dragging back part of the golden warpship
Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship NES The mother ship lands on one of the twelve worlds
Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship NES Pieces of the Golden Warpship itself are locked up in boxes such as these. You don't need a key, but you do need to throw it into the swirly hole and pick it up on the other side

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User Reviews

Lunar Lander's revenge comes with equipable ships! WildKard (12149) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
ASTEROIDS with more to it. Not a BAD game!!! Weston Sharpensteen (32) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Mean Machines Dec, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Total!! UK Magazine Jan, 1992 92 out of 100 92
All Game Guide 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Mar, 1991 48 out of 100 48
Video Games Mar, 1991 41 out of 100 41
The Video Game Critic Jun 18, 2010 D- 16

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Trivia

This was partially converted to the computer systems, with The Sales Curve due to publish it, however they decided it wouldn't be profitable. After much searching the C64 version, completed, has been found by Haydn Dalton, and is available online. Other formats are more of a mystery.

Related Web Sites

  • Howard & Nester do Solar Jetman (A regular feature in Nintendo Power magazine, Howard & Nester was a comic strip about two game whizzes who would one-up each other, while disclosing hints and tips, in the settings of various recently-released games for the NES platform. In Volume 20's two-page installment, Howard directs Solar Jet-pilot Nester to recover a treasure even more valuable than the scattered pieces of the Golden Warpship.)
Servo (55897) added Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (NES) on Oct 05, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (5874)