You Might Pray for Narcolepsy – Nintendo Entertainment System – A Nightmare on Elm Street – 1989

Nintendo Entertainment System
(c) 1989
Genre: Horror Platformer

Apparently, in my attempt to get into the Halloween spirit early, I made a vow to play at least one game that makes me want to bang my head against the wall until death and then come back as an angry ghost. My first order of business when I come back will be to haunt anyone who owns A Nightmare on Elm Street and warn them of the evils therein. Once again, LJN has taken what could have been a promising idea and butchered it. Strangely enough, this time it was with help by Rare, which is a strange twist indeed.

Continue reading

The Longest Day of the Year – Friday the 13th – Nintendo Entertainment System – 1988

Friday the 13th (U)_001

Nintendo Entertainment System
(c) 1988
Genre: Action Platformer

It almost seems laughable to review this given the reputation that this game has already, but you have to hear me out. Growing up, this game was a game that scared the hell out of me. I was five or so but bear with me. When I found it as I started my collecting, I figured shelling out a few bucks would be worth it, and it was definitely worth what I paid. It is well known for its unforgiving difficulty and repetitive nature, and it is certainly guilty of both of those things. If you have a couple of hours to kill, though, it’s not such a bad experience. Continue reading