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In a movie released in the 1980s, a group of youngsters formed a special gang and called themselves The Goonies. Nintendo banked upon the movie’s popularity by releasing several games using the characters and music from it, including the theme song by Cyndi Lauper. This is their second game on NES, The Goonies being released only for the Famicom system outside the United States.

You play Mikie, one of the gang members, whose friends have been kidnapped by the gang’s arch enemy – the Fratelli family. Your buddies and Annie the Mermaid must be rescued, but it won’t be easy sneaking into the dark and creepy underground hideout where they are being held. You must find a way to destroy their master computer and keep your friends from becoming road kill. If Ma Fratelli or crazy Cousin Pipsqueak doesn’t stop you, one of her two crazy sons will!

Upon starting the game, Mikie is armed only with a yo-yo and the ability to jump. As the game progresses, he will find boomerangs, a gun, bombs, molotave cocktails and even scuba gear to help him. Fight snakes, spiders, skeletons, man-eating fish while exploring the huge world full of cellars, secret caverns and elaborate mazes.

There is more than typical side-scrolling action, although there’s certainly a multitude of that. Seventeen magic implements and many secret messages await you. When Mikie enters a room he can talk to NPCs and try to find hidden items and doors by hitting the walls. A password lets you keep your possessions for the next game.


The Goonies II NES Hopping on platforms
The Goonies II NES Japan Title screen
The Goonies II NES Yoyo can be a good weapon too!
The Goonies II NES Game Over!

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Alternate Titles

  • "グーニーズ2 フラッテリー最後の挑戦" -- Japanese spelling
  • "The Goonies II: フラッテリー最後の挑戦" -- Japanese in-game spelling
  • "The Goonies II: Fratelli Saigo no Chōsen" -- Japanese in-game title
  • "Goonies 2: Fratelli Saigo no Chōsen" -- Japanese title

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Sequel to the movie that never got a sequel... Joakim Kihlman (275) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Ouch! What do you do? Adzuken (854) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

NES Archives May 24, 2008 A- 91
Just Games Retro Oct 04, 2017 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play May, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Happy Computer Mar, 1989 79 out of 100 79
Total! (Germany) Dec, 1994 2.25 out of 6 75
Netjak Apr 12, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Retroguiden Dec 26, 2013 6 out of 10 60
Joystick (German) Apr, 1989 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic Jul 27, 2007 D 25
Questicle.net Mar, 2012 D- 16


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Jeanne (76202) added The Goonies II (NES) on Sep 30, 2002
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