A fun game that is true to the source material, at least it tries to be the best it can.

User Rating: 8.4 | Die Hard NES
Die Hard was a movie hit. It put Bruce Willis higher on the star-map than Bruce Wayne ever hoped to be.

So, some years later, comes a game based on the movie for the most popular systems at the time. My review will focus on the NES version.

The game is laid out just like the movie. You start at the bottom of the Nakatomi Plaza and make your way up to the floor where infamous Hans Gruber is hloding the hostages, that include McClane's wife. Each level has its own layout and enemies, so you'll have to be on your toes. And as a bonus catch the game presents you with a clock, so you'll have to be quick about it.

The graphics is the game are good for the NES. They present the action from a top down view, with the main character being obviously the center of the action. The music is based on the movies' tryumphant bad guys theme anthem. The rest of the sound effects are so-so and nothing to write home about.

The difficulty of the game is tremendous, since you are always out numbered, and the gunfights sometimes end up like being Pac-Man with guns, being that you are the piece being chased and cornered. Since there are some cool weapons and that the controls are very good, you won't feel annoyed, but challenged.

Die Hard is one of those games that people either have fond memories of or they just passed it up. I was lucky enough to get a copy of it, and I still do have it in my collection. It is worth taking a look, you just might be turned on by the high challenge of it.

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