G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (NES)

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G.I Joe is a side-scrolling action game where you can select 3 out of a possible 5 characters to complete a mission.

Each level is in three main parts: The fight into the mission zone, the mission zone, and the escape from the mission zone. The stages where you fight into and escape from the mission zone are straightforward action – just fight your way to the end of the stage, and defeat the stage boss.

The actual mission zone is a maze, where the object is to place bombs at pre-determined locations, then find and use the exit. The mazes start out easy with the first one being only two screens high and 4 long. Level 6 is 7 by 8 for a total of 56 screens.


Duke (Tiger Force first sergeant/squad leader), Rock & Roll (gatling gunner), Capt. Grid-Iron (hand-to-hand combat specialist), Blizzard (arctic attack soldier), Snake Eyes (commando)


G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero NES Fighting through the maze portion of the first level
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero NES Rock&Roll with two guns. Yeah!
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero NES Switching characters during gameplay
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero NES The boss at the end of the second level entry mission -- Cobra Sea Ray

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Yo Joe! ETJB (450) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The Video Game Critic Sep 10, 2000 A 100
Defunct Games Aug 08, 2009 85 out of 100 85
Questicle.net Jan, 2012 B+ 83
HonestGamers May 25, 2013 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Feb, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Retro Game Age Dec 05, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Mar, 1991 3.8 out of 5 76
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1991 30 out of 40 75
Retro Archives Nov 20, 2017 14.5 out of 20 72


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Eric Smith (2980) added G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (NES) on Jan 25, 2007