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)


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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero NES The boss at the end of the level 1 escape mission -- Range Viper
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero NES Captain Grid-Iron
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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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Ação Games May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
The Video Game Critic Sep 10, 2000 A 100
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Retro Game Age Dec 05, 2012 8 out of 10 80
HonestGamers May 25, 2013 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Feb, 1991 4 out of 5 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
VideoGame Oct, 1991 7 out of 10 70


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