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7.7
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Score Breakdown Based on 691 ratings
  1. 10 (126)
  2. 9 (90)
  3. 8 (240)
  4. 7 (142)
  5. 6 (43)
  6. 5 (17)
  7. 4 (7)
  8. 3 (3)
  9. 2 (7)
  10. 1 (16)

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  • Review Score:9.4

    the first game I ever played. its as almost as good as mario bros 3 but not quite

    this game is just like the mario games for the nes. it was a very colorful 2d platformer for the nes. its very addicting. you have to advance through all the levels untill you beat the game. theres bad guys like snails. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5

    No more than a history lesson for fans of the preceding games, the control set is the biggest detractor. Average.

    Not quite what its predecessors became, Adventure Island is a fairly sub-par start to the adventures of Mr.Higgins. Veterans of the preceding titles will notice many of the benchmarks of which the later titles evolved. G... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    awesome game of the year i love it can't enough of it this on the NES

    now i can tell u story about this game claasic boy Rescue his girlfriend from trouble but walking talking animal who know anyway cut to the chase this is any awesome game of the year worth playing i play the rules on thi... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.8

    A clone of the good kind.

    If you ever played Wonderboy, you'll probably notice more than a passing similarity, and with good reason, its the same game. It just couldn't be called Wonderboy for legal reasons. So, is it a good game? Yep! It's you... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Great game, but can get old.

    This is Adventure Island, not the theme park, the not so popular game series. The story is that your girl friend Tina gas been kidnapped by monsters and Higgins has to rescue her by going threw a path of island 1 by 1 si... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Whatever happened to this series?

    Adventure Island was one of these great classic NES game that all of a sudden, dissappeared. The NES gave us three trips to the island, followed by one game on the Turbo Grafix (mainly a remake of the original) and 2 re... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Banana maniac

    My mother was not fond of video games. Still she liked to play this game only because she liked to collect bananas. Compared to Mario, this game requires even faster finish. The life of the Banana Maniac depends on how ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    I loved this game when I was a kid, and after all these years it's still fun and hard as hell.

    I am certainly biased towards this game, having enjoyed it when I was a kid. What I loved about it then was its fast paced, almost non-stop action, and the clever and difficult level designs. I play games for primarily... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful