CrossFire (NES)

CrossFire NES Game's title screen


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CrossFire is a side-scrolling run-and-gun somewhat reminiscent of Contra series, although played at a slower pace. All that is known about the plot is that you are Eric the soldier and you single-handedly fight evil all over the world, from Vietnam to Colombia. You start with your fists and grenades, but soon obtain a sub-machine gun which can be upgraded to spread shot and even to rocket launcher. The upgrades are usually located in breakable crates. Unlike most Contra games, Eric doesn't die in a single hit, but has a lifebar which is partially replenished or extended every time he picks up a weapon upgrade or a medal.


CrossFire NES Round 1 - Vietnam
CrossFire NES You know, I've been playing video games since I can remember myself, and I'm pretty sure I've seen it all -... Wait, what? Submarines in Prague sewers?
CrossFire NES Firing with a rocket launcher at a tank apparently stuck in the wall
CrossFire NES Afghan boss. All the military setting and feel is wasted when you see a fantasy boss like this.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Cross Fire" -- Alternative spelling
  • "クロスファイヤー" -- Japanese spelling

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Boss placement

The game has one interesting feature worth noting: there's a boss in each level (even two of them in Prague), and in half of levels the bosses are located not in the end of the level, as expected from the genre, but in the middle of it, with no checkpoint afterwards, which makes reaching the end of a level after a tough boss fight a rather intense experience.
GTramp (60821) added CrossFire (NES) on Nov 22, 2014