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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (NES)

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Roger Rabbit's, a living breathing cartoon, has been framed for the murder of Marvin Acme. The motive is that his wife, Jessica Rabbit had been photographed playing patty-cake with him. Obviously this kind of affair is enough to drive a man, or rabbit, into killing. But he didn't do it and now there seems to be some kind of mystery surrounding Marvin Acme's last will and testament... and with it, ownership of Toontown. In order to clear his name, Roger has enlisted the help of Eddie Valliant, no-nonsense detective. Together they'll need to search through Hollywood, Toontown, the Wilderness and Toontown in an effort to find the pieces to Marvin's original will and stop the evil Judge Doom and his henchmen, the Weasels.

You play this game as the Private Investigator, Eddie Valliant, while Roger Rabbit wanders around the scenery behind you. Your job is to search the city for clues, items and punchlines to jokes which will be your only defense should the Weasels catch up to poor Roger. Except for these Weasels (and birds flying overhead), Roger is more or less invincible as a toon. That means for most of the gameplay, he will be ignored. Should the Weasels appear in an area with you however (with an alarm sounding as they get close), Roger will go bug-eyed and try to run away. It is then up to Eddie to keep the Weasels away from Roger or engage in knock-knock jokes should they happen to catch him.

The bulk of the gameplay takes place on side-scrolling areas that represent city blocks, caves and room interiors. There is also a top-view world map where you navigate between areas on foot or via Benny the Cab.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit NES Your investigation will take you into random hallways...
Who Framed Roger Rabbit NES Judge Doom's warehouse is locked up tight. You'll need your other objectives complete and a "special item" to get in here
Who Framed Roger Rabbit NES Your P.I. work might take you out into the wilderness looking for caves
Who Framed Roger Rabbit NES Roger's a Toon... he can be squished without guilt.

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The Press Says

Nintendo Power Magazine Jul, 1989 4 out of 5 80
VideoGame Apr, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendojo 1996 0.7 out of 10 7

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Trivia

Phone number

Inside the Ink & Paint Club... initially talking to Jessica Rabbit gives you the response "Find my Phone No. and give me a call". Indeed, if you search the leftmost table in the club you will find a phone number for "1-800-232-3324". Presumably this was the tip line for the game when it was released. Later on, the phone number switched to another company and for a period of time it led to an "Adult oriented" phone service.

Information also contributed by David Grobowski
WildKard (12149) added Who Framed Roger Rabbit (NES) on Oct 12, 2003