Guerrilla War Reviews (NES)
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Controls are spot on, allowing the player to move deftly while avoiding the one-hit deaths. If this package wasn’t stuffed enough already, there’s a quality soundtrack, the ability to start the game at later stages, a stellar co-op mode, a cool mine cart bonus round, and unlimited continues. A thrilling pinnacle of the genre.
Questicle.net (Mar 27, 2013)
Of course I would never actually claim that Guerrilla War is better than Contra. I see both games as NES action classics in their own right. It does confuse me, though, on how much acclaim Contra gets, while Guerrilla War sits in the jungle, waiting for an acknowledgment that never comes. Guerrilla War should rightly sit in the pantheon of classic NES games, even if I’m the only reviewer to think so.
The Video Game Critic (Jul 27, 2007)
Side effects of the ample mayhem include occasional flicker and "break-up" in the graphics. It's a small price to pay however, as Guerilla War delivers one of the most exciting shooting experiences you'll find on the NES. The only thing preventing you from blasting everything to oblivion are the tied-up hostages that frequently appear. Picking them up will net you a cool 1000 points, but accidentally shooting them deducts 500 points from your score. Some enemies are a bit cheap, leaping into the fray as if they were on pogo sticks! If you grab a friend you can double the mayhem and compete for high score (which is not displayed until after the game). Guerilla War's musical score isn't great, but its chaotic layered melodies are still impressive. You may have a tough time going back to Ikari Warriors after playing this buck-wild blast-a-thon.
Retro Game Age (Aug 19, 2013)
At 12 stages this is a lengthy endeavor and some of the best run and gun action available on an eight bit console. As an arcade port its excellent, as a game its phenomenal.
1UP! (Oct 16, 2009)
S'il n'y a pas eu de Super Ikari Warriors, c'est parce qu'il existait déjà sur NES, ici même, sous le nom de Guerrilla War. C'est un jeu bien fait, tout ce que Ikari Warriors aurait pu être, la facilité en plus, peut-être en trop. Il est agréable graphiquement, fouillé sans être impressionnant, clignote encore beaucoup trop mais surtout à cause des tanks et des hélicos. Il se permet même, chose assez rare de la part de SNK, de bonnes mélodies (mention spéciale au premier niveau), de celles qui semblent pousser toutes seules sur NES. Il a de la personnalité, des bizarreries qui font des scènes cultes, comme ces deux zigotos, ces boss jumelés qui une fois leur machine détruite vous attrapent par la jambe et vous font tournoyer avant de vous jeter au loin. Un futur classique du retrogaming, ce Guerrilla War ! Si on veut bien lui faire cet honneur.
Classic-games.net (Apr 27, 2020)
Guerilla War is one of the best hidden gems on the NES and one of its best action titles. As an arcade port and game in general Guerilla War is excellent.
Retro Archives (Mar 14, 2021)
Directement porté par SNK, Guerrilla War version NES se révèle un titre beaucoup plus efficace que la borne: nerveux, précis, efficace et surtout infiniment moins frustrant, il constitue un défouloir parfaitement ludique, seul ou à deux. Quitte à souhaiter découvrir le programme, mieux vaut certainement commencer par cette version, même si elle sera vite bouclée. Un portage comme on les aime.
Retro Game Reviews (Nov 14, 2020)
Guerrilla War is a technical showpiece for the NES and it's mightily impressive how SNK managed to squeeze every ounce from the console to allow so many sprites on screen at the same time. The gameplay is also great fun with plenty of variety, but there's no doubting that some will be put off by its punishing difficulty.
RetroGame Man (Jan 12, 2016)
Overall this game is a simple, but fun cooperative shoot 'em up that gets the job done! I would consider it a bit of a hidden gem on the system as not many people know about it and can usually pick it up for under 10 dollars!
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) (Jul, 1989)
Guerrilla War follows in the footsteps of Ikari and Iron Tank. While the territory may be familiar, the action is fast-paced and the graphics and sounds are exceptional. The built-in continue unfortunately eliminates much of the challenge, but it is still good game nevertheless.
Nintendo Power Magazine (Jul, 1989)
Lead a struggling revolution to turn the tide against a cruel dictator. Starting with your machine gun, overpower his forces and free the prisoners. Travel through jungle and the city to make your way to the king's palace/fortress for a final confrontation. Defeat the enemies' sophisticated hardware and build your arsenal with items like bombs, lasers and flame throwers. Play in simultaneous two-player mode and use the terrific continue feature for an easier mission.
GameCola.net (May, 2005)
The controls are easy to get the hang of, and the music is good. Well, it's good if you like stock music from an 80's action flick done in MIDI format. The downside to the game is that you experience the extent of the gameplay within the first level. There's very little diversity of gameplay, and it takes a combination of stubborn persistence and excessive free time to finish the game. Luckily, I've got ample amounts of both.