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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the NES release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.0

Critic Reviews

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N-Force (Jan, 1993)
All in all, a challenging game very tough in places but occasionally suffers from irritating glitching. None the less, a good platform romp with great gameplay to boot.
Video Games (Sep, 1992)
Auch die Grafik und das Scrolling lassen zu wünschen übrig. Befinden sich mehr als vier oder fünf bewegliche Objekte auf dem Bildschirm, gerät das Spielgeschehen ins Stocken und die Sprites beginnen zu flackern. Durch kaum vorhandene Extras und nur zwei mickrige Continues ist der Schwierigkeitsgrad viel zu hoch angesetzt. Die Steuerung ist zu ungenau und stellt Euch an vielen unfairen Stellen vor haarsträubende Probleme. Im Gegensatz zur gut gemachten Game-Boy-Version sind die NES-Brothers ein langweiliges und unmotivierendes Duo.
The Blues Brothers was a great movie, but the video game just does not cut it.
Total! (Germany) (Jun, 1993)
Und die Musik, Dreh- und Angelpunkt des Films? Die gute Nachricht: Sie ist besser als die Soundeffekte. Die schlechte Nachricht: Aber nicht viel. Aus dein genialen Soundtrack, wie überhaupt aus der Lizenz, hätte man wesentlich mehr machen können. Spielen wir den Blues also, wenn überhaupt. alleine und hoffen wir auf die Super NES-Version.
Blues Bros is unappealing in almost every department. For platform junkies and movie buffs alike.
Game Players (Feb, 1993)
The bottom line: There isn't very much excitement in The Blues Brothers. Many games offer similar situations and playability. Even the music (some taken directly from the move) doesn't live up to expectations. Finally, the narrative text is sloppy, with misspellings and slipshod syntax. If Titus expected The Blues Brothers to be well received, they're going to be as surprised as the producers of the movie.
A couple of continues are available, and the graphics and Blues Brothers tunes are quality, but most reasonable players will not have the desire to finish this extremely short game (under 20 minutes if you know what you’re doing and memorize the trap spots). The cherry on top of this disaster is the strange, two-player simultaneous mode where only a single player is tracked along, leaving the second player mercifully behind off screen
0 (Mar, 2011)
Many good men have battled their way through this game, only to hold their heads in shame as they die over and over again from faulty game mechanics. There are only so many ways to say a bad game is a bad game, so I will say this: I’m pretty sure the “Blues Brothers 2000” movie is better than this game, if only because John Goodman was featured in it (in John Belushi’s position, if I’m not mistaken). Considering the movie was an abomination to mankind and all copies were destroyed from the earth, this is saying a lot. Do not play this game.