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Average Player Score Based on 691 ratings
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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  • User Rating 9.4

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

    Rated on August 09, 2006 by Mecha_Koops

    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 ba...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5

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

    Rated on June 11, 2008 by Diamhea

    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 lat...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

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

    Rated on January 13, 2010 by omegazx100

    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 p...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.8

    A clone of the good kind.

    Rated on February 12, 2006 by JSGD2003

    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...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Great game, but can get old.

    Rated on January 11, 2007 by PanPizza15

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Whatever happened to this series?

    Rated on September 05, 2007 by kbaily

    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 th...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Banana maniac

    Rated on October 11, 2007 by Neloy

    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 Ma...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

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

    Rated on December 23, 2007 by keetoo

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.