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Cliffhanger NES Title screen




Cliffhanger is based on the 1993 Sylvester Stallone movie. The lead character, Gabe Walker, is an expert in high mountain search and rescue and receives a distress signal from a plane that has crashed nearby. However, the plane is actually loaded with terrorists who hijacked a large shipment of cash. The game consists of side-scrolling action. The hero can walk, run, jump, punch, and kick while jumping. Further, he can perform special feats as the situation requires, such as crossing a rope suspended from two cliffs. One of the biggest threats in this game is nature as Gabe must defend against wolves and birds, snow falling off cliffs and structures, and falling rocks.


Cliffhanger NES Climbing up a mountain with rocks falling
Cliffhanger NES Starting the second level, contending with both a bird and a wolf (and lots of money)
Cliffhanger NES Crossing the rope bridge
Cliffhanger NES The plane in need of rescue

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Alternate Titles

  • "Risco Total" -- Brazilian NES title

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User Reviews

Average platformer yet astoundingly faithful to the film. Kyle Palkowski (226) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1994 12 out of 40 30
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
All Game Guide 1998 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20 Jul, 2011 F 0


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Multimedia Mike (20636) added Cliffhanger (NES) on Aug 19, 2007
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