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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 Typical fight
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War Arcade Red enemies
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War NES Inside a hut, new weapon powerup on the left.
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War NES climbing ladder

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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
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Sep, 1989 29 out of 40 72
Power Play Arcade Jan, 1989 63 out of 100 63
Commodore User Arcade Nov, 1988 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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