Golgo 13 is a traditional side-scrolling game that uses a third-person view in cutscenes. You play as Golgo 13, the greatest assassin for hire in the world. A vial of the deadliest biological weapon known to man, codenamed "Cassandra G.", has been stolen and you need to recover it before someone uses it on the unsuspecting world.
Nintendo of America did not allow any of its "Seal of Approval" titles to include tobacco or drug use, sex, blood, or death. Somehow escaping the toughest censors in the industry, Golgo 13 features a professional sniper, and victims that spew 8-bit blood. Duke Togo smokes a cigarette to regain his health, and spends a night of implied bliss with the lovely Cherry Grace. The game is credited by many to have the first implied sex scene in a Nintendo game.