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8 Eyes (NES)

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8 Eyes chronicles the adventures of Orin, the falconer, who must visit 8 different houses in 8 different lands and defeat 8 different guardians in order to collect 8 different jewels called eyes. It is a side-scrolling action/adventure game where the lead character can attack with a sword of somewhat limited reach. However, that is not the most powerful tool at his disposal - Orin also has his trusty falcon that he can send around the room to attack enemies or trigger remote switches. In single-player mode, the player controls both the falconer and the falcon. However, the game also offers a cooperative mode where the first player controls Orin and the second player controls his falcon in a mode which offers greater flight capability.


8 Eyes NES Game Start [Japanese Version]
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8 Eyes NES Title Screen
8 Eyes NES I'm dead

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Alternate Titles

  • "エイト アイズ" -- Japanese Spelling.

User Reviews

On paper, a somewhat improved Castlevania with a twist... but it falls way short Simoneer (37) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Innovative falcon concept somewhat hampered by control issues Multimedia Mike (19999) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

VideoGame Apr, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Freaks 365 Apr 02, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Power Play Jan, 1989 60 out of 100 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1990 23 out of 40 58
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50 Jun 25, 2018 4 out of 10 40 Jan, 2011 D 25
The Video Game Critic Apr 03, 2010 F 0


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Pwa (374) added 8 Eyes (NES) on Aug 18, 2003
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