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Back of Box - SNES (US) (from Ad Blurbs)

Defection Was Just the Beginning!

The Hunt Goes On! You are Captain Marko Ramius, commander of the most advanced nuclear submarine ever created - the Red October. In a desperate attempt to defect to the United States, you must evade detection from an onslaught of enemy forces, both underwater and on the surface. Danger comes at you from all sides - even from within. It's destroy or be destroyed!

And that's just for starters. Even more perilous missions await you as the Red October takes to the sea against illegal arms, merchants, nuclear terrorists and environmental outlaws. Each mission is an incredible challenge to your skill, reflexes and command abilities. All together, it's the greatest submarine adventure of all time!

  • Super Scope Compatible - Take command using the incredible Nintendo Super Scope or your Control Pad.
  • 9 Incredible Missions - In 4 theatres of operation: the Caribbean, the North Pacific, the Mediterranean and the Soviet Union!
  • 2 Exciting Modus of Play - Take on enemy forces utilizing the Side View or Periscope modes.
  • Full Arsenal of Weapons and Defense System - Including Torpedoes, Surface-to-Air Missiles, Bombs, Electronic Countermeasures and the silent Cativation Drive!


The Hunt for Red October SNES Game Over
The Hunt for Red October SNES Title Screen
The Hunt for Red October SNES This small submarine wants to prevent your escape...
The Hunt for Red October SNES Mission objectives are scrolling...

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Alternate Titles

  • "Red October" -- Japanese Cover title
  • "Caçada ao Outubro Vermelho" -- Brazilian title
  • "レッド・オクトーバー" -- Japanese Cover spelling

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Critic Reviews

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1993 20 out of 40 50
Play Time Jun, 1993 49 out of 100 49
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1993 5 out of 12 42
Super Play (UK) May, 1993 25 out of 100 25
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug, 1993 22 out of 100 22
Just Games Retro Aug 16, 2002 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Video Games Aug, 1993 19 out of 100 19


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BurningStickMan (18024) added The Hunt for Red October (SNES) on Apr 02, 2007
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