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A Nightmare on Elm Street

  • Released in October 1990
  • By Rare for NES, Movie


[edit] Background

(From the back of the original box)

Something frightening has been happening on Elm Street lately. It seems that with each waking day another grussome discovery is made... another neighborhood teen has mysteriously passed away into the dark stillness of the night. Everyone says it's "natural causes," but it seems as if something (or someone) has been picking them off one by one in their sleep. It's a horrible nightmare come true... and this nightmare has a name: Freddy Krueger.™
It's up to you and your remaining friends to search Elm Street for his bones, which have been scattered about then collect and burn them in the High School furnace. If you can just stay awake long enough, you might be able to end Freddy's™ reign of terror for good. You had better hurry though, it's getting late and you can feel your eyelids getting heavier and heavier by the minute.
If fighting for survival against Freddy Krueger™ appears to be just a little too much for you to handle, don't worry...because this is an NES Satellite compatible cartridge. With it you can call on 3 of your friends for help and the 4 of you can accept the challenge simultaneously. That doesn't necessarily make it easier...it might simply mean that Freddy™ gets 4 new victims instead of just 1...that's up to you.

[edit] Game Play

Gameplay is typical of most side-scrolling action-adventure games. There are seven areas to explore each with one or more levels within them, and an eighth area that connects them all. Your goal is to go through each of these areas collecting Freddy's bones and defeat the bosses that await you at the end of each of the seven main areas.

Your character(s) has the ability to jump, crouch, and punch at the beginning of the game. As you go through the game, you can collect power-ups that allow you to change into up to three different forms each with unique abilities to augment your character.

[edit] Features

"Day and Night"-like feature utilizing a meter to determine a character's fatigue, determining whether the environment is the "Real World" or "Dream World".

4-Player same-screen compatibility using the NES Satellite.

Time-triggered fights with Freddy when the "Dream World" persists for too long.

[edit] Hardware Info

Standard NES cartridge.

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • October 1990 (NES)
    • Nov 16, 1984 (Movie)
  • Japan: May 24, 1986
  • Australia: Aug 1, 1985
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