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The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (1987):


    The Fratelli fraternity is at it again! Ma Fratelli, her two nitwit sons and crazy Cousin Pipsqueak have kidnapped your Goonie buddies and Annie the Mermaid. You're the only Goonie left who can sneak into their hideout, destroy the master computer, and keep your pals from becoming dog meat. But sneaking in won't be easy. The place is riddled with secret caverns and man-eating Fish. If a gang member doesn't get you, Ma Fratelli will try.

    GAME PLAY: Ma's holding your six Goonie buddies and best friend Annie the Mermaid in a creepy underground hideout. To rescue them, you have to fight your way through a dozen mazes with enemies galore ready to get you. But you have your defenses--a slingshot, yo-yo, boomerang, underwater gun, bomb, and molotov cocktail. Seventeen magic implements and many secret messages help you. A password lets you keep your implements for the next game--if you remember the word! Get to know the neighborhood. Only the strong survive in the Adventure Scene. This game is sure to test your wits and imagination.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4671) on Mar 14, 2004.

Back of US box:
    Ma Fratelli’s Bad
    To The Bone, So
    You Better Be Badder.

    Packin’ a heap of ugliness, mean old Ma Fratelli’s come back for revenge. And this time she plans to do away with “THE GOONIES” for good.

    One by one this crazed mama and her two nutty sons have kidnapped your fellow Goonies, hauling off to a spooky shack and hiding them in a maze of adventure filled with danger, including the slippery ice cavern, secret underground sea, and eerie attic.

    Now you’re the only Goonie left. The fate of your friends is in your hands.

    But saving the day won’t be easy. Armed with your trusty yo-yo and weapons you can find, you’ll be forced to fight off fearsome foes, and solve menacing mysteries. You’ll have to be willing to risk it all, being brave and bold, to rescue your buddies: “THE GOONIES”.

    Contributed by Jeanne (76442) on Oct 01, 2002.