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Side-scroller game for the SNES based on the film. Battle it out with criminals around the city of Los Angeles using fists, guns and grenades.
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Side-scroller game for the SNES based on the film. Battle it out with criminals around the city of Los Angeles using fists, guns and grenades.

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Action | Crime

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Unrated

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The game is titled just Lethal Weapon, yet the cover art is the poster for Lethal Weapon 3. See more »

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Spun-off from Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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Prepare to be the ultimate lethal weapon!
14 October 2020 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Yes, this video games lets you be both Riggs and Murtaugh and you get to fight through several stages only to get a rather disappointing ending. What do you expect? It is an NES game. Most games based on movies are pretty bad, but this one is not bad, it isn't great either though. It is one of those games where they try to increase the duration of the game by having only four lives to win the game with. Of course, being this is an NES game you will battle the same bad guys over and over and over again!

The story, well, kind of hard to say seeing as how there is no dialog boxes or anything. The best I can come up with is Riggs and Murtaugh are trying to clean up the streets of crime! Not sure why they didn't just use the poster art from the first Lethal Weapon instead of three because it is not exactly like Joe Pesci's character is in the game or anything, this game has less story than the original Double Dragon!

The game play is very similar to a beat em up game; however, you do get to use guns! Guns that are weaker than punches and kicks and that you can never power up. It is okay in the first level because the bad guys go down so easily, but this is deception as they get harder each and every stage! There are bosses at the end of each level, but none of them are as tough as navigating the entire level and knowing when to switch between the two characters. If you lose either one, forget it. You can still maybe clear out the level you are in, but doing an entire stage without one of them means a game over and you only get one continue!

So the game is very high on video game logic in that punches and kicks decimate opponents, while the enemy can take a hail of bullets. You can also kick a helicopter and take it down. You also kick bombs to defuse them! The kick is all powerful suffice to say. Crates are more effective than grenades in taking out low lying enemies and energy is so much more plentiful in the first levels when you don't need it! So, not a bad game by any means, but it is not great. Kind of an okay game where you will have increasing difficulty getting through the stages.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1992 (UK) See more »

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Lethal Weapon See more »

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Ocean Software See more »
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