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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 Arcade Continue?
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War Arcade Helicopter
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War Arcade Intro
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War NES end of level helicopter boss

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P.O.W.: Prisoners of War Screenshot
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War Screenshot
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War Screenshot
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Top Secret NES Mar, 1993 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
VideoGame NES Mar, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Questicle.net NES Jan, 2013 B 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Sep, 1989 29 out of 40 72
Power Play Arcade Jan, 1989 63 out of 100 63
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Commodore User Arcade Nov, 1988 6 out of 10 60
PSP Minis PSP Jan 09, 2012 4 out of 10 40

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