Action-platformer based on the movie of the same name.

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Predator (NES) is a side-scrolling shooting game in which Major Dutch Schaefer avenges his team's death due to an unknown creature from another planet, known as the Predator. In the game, you go around collecting weapons, such as a machine gun, a grenade (pine), and a laser rifle. At the beginning of each level, you are equipped with your fists. You are able to punch army soldiers and other enemies, but you are not able to punch while in the crouching position. But there are enemies that weren't even in the movie, such as amoebas, seahorses, piranhas, and jellyfish. Some levels have no weapons in them, so you have to try to survive without dying. Falling in chasms mean instant death. If you die four times, the game is over. Though there are 30 stages in all, some stages are known as Big Modes. You have to dodge the purple and red spheres before they hurt you. As you get farther in the Big Mode, the Predator will appear. Return fire to advance to the next stage. As long as you are able...

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Pretty sorry excuse of a video game, especially for an awesome movie.
24 September 2002 | by (Idaho, USA) – See all my reviews

The old Nintendo version of Predator is summed up by the simple word "sucks." It's a classic example of the old idea that if we made a video game, no matter how lame, and make the characters look like the characters from the movie, it doesn't matter what the game is about, people will buy it and that's all we need. Other than the name, and the fact that the game gives a short summary of the movie (it takes place when Arnold is trying to get to the chopper all by himself), the game resembles nothing about the movie.

You start out with your fist, walk around in some lame side scrolling level dodging guys with grenades, little monsters that look like crabs that shoot "something" at you, spike balls that jump out of pits, and other assortments of strange monsters and creatures that have nothing to do with the film. Every once in a while you'll get a really useless weapon that's really easy to loose. Then...after maybe 5 levels of the same monotonous stuff, you get to fight (Yay!) the Predator. Except it just looks like the predator. You are in a stand off and he shoots a bunch of fireballs, and spinning blade things at you. Then when you kill him, his head flies around for a bit and tries to get you. After you beat him, it's the same thing over again. You go through a bunch of boring levels and then fight the predator again...then again....then again....for about 30 - 50 levels or so. (Wow! Lots of levels! Must mean great replay value!) Each level has the same music so it gets old really fast. But that's not all, after we're done with this amazing and almost impossible adventure, we get about a 10 second ending explaining that you got away. It's probably safe to say that they programmed the whole thing in about a day or two. Maaaaybe more, but not much.

I guess one of the plusses is the introduction, it does have some pretty cool graphics for the explosions. But that's it. Even for an advent Predator fan such as myself, it's a boring, non nystolgic waste of time.


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