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Based on a comic strip from the 1900s, Nemo is a young boy from London summoned to the kingdom of Slumberland, a fantasy realm filled with strange creatures and dream-like locations. You soon learn that the King of Slumberland has been kidnapped by the Prince of Nightmares, and you are requested to save him by Princess Camille. Using your only weapon, a sack of candy, you stun enemies and lull friendly animals into helping you through levels like the Mushroom Forest and Train Land. This platformer featured licensed characters and artwork from the comic, along with using the animals, such as apes and moles, to traverse through the different terrain.

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Little Nemo: The Dream Master NES At the beginning of every level, a friendly creature will give you hints
Little Nemo: The Dream Master NES Title screen
Little Nemo: The Dream Master NES Riding a crab underwater
Little Nemo: The Dream Master NES Little Nemo in the intro

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Alternate Titles

  • "Nemo Pajama Hero" -- Japanese Title
  • "パジャマヒーロー NEMO" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

With the help of Little Nemo, we learn the many dastardly uses of candy. Adzuken (854) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
A Classic Capcom Game ETJB (450) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
An amazing adventure for the naive mind. Joakim Kihlman (275) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Retro Game Age Dec 30, 2013 9 out of 10 90
VideoGame Aug, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Land 2003 80 out of 100 80
Lens of Truth Sep 16, 2011 8 out of 10 80
RetroGame Man Feb 20, 2018 8 out of 10 80
NES Times Oct 23, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Pixel-Heroes.de May, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1990 31 out of 40 78
Geeks Under Grace May 29, 2014 7.5 out of 10 75

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Trivia

Censorship

In the Japanese version of the game, the gorilla originally had a cigar. Not surprisingly, Nintendo edited it out prior to the North American release.

Inspiration

Much of the story, the characters and artwork, was based on Winsor McCay's surreal graphic masterpiece "Little Nemo in Slumberland", a weekly comic strip that ran in various newspapers from 1905 to 1913.

Besides being in comic and videogame form, Little Nemo has also been showcased in animated features. First in Little Nemo from 1911, an animated short by Winsor McCay and J. Stuart Blackton that took 4 years to make. Much later in 1992 came Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, a large scale production by Masami Hata, Masanori Hata, Chris Columbus, and Ray Bradbury. Unfortunately, it received very little attention both critically and commercially.

Information also contributed by CaptainCanuck
Aeryn Scheuermann (7) added Little Nemo: The Dream Master (NES) on Dec 04, 2002
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