Loved it! This game is hard, but once you play it a while, it will grow on you.

User Rating: 8 | Friday the 13th NES
This game is so much fun. Yes it is hard, but once you get the hang of it, it is possible to beat it. We begin at Camp Crystal Lake. The goal of the game is basically to finish off Jason once and for all and to stay alive while doing it. The game doesn't just have one but six characters (camp counselors) to choose from, and they are all interchangeable. Basically, Mark, Crissy and Laura and the three that you'll be using the most. The rest are pretty much dead weight. One of the games more frustrating moments is the wide range of abilities that possess each counselor. Some run fast, some throw faster than others, and some can jump pretty high. And, some are just worthless (i.e. George and Debbie)

There isn't a wide range of enemies, but the ones that do exist are in abundance. Camp Crystal Lake must of been built on an Indian burial ground, because killer zombies are constantly climbing out of the earth on the trails. Not only that, but you have ravens, bats (in the cave), wolves (in the forest) and a killer head to worry about.

The game takes a while to get used to, but once you catch on, and become familiar with the camp and the cabins, it gets easier. The first thing you need to do is upgrade your weapon. At the start of the game, each counselor is equipped with a stone. Yes, a stone. Daggers are found on the trails, and if you kill 50 zombies, a machete will appear. Also, if you light all of the big cabin's fireplaces, a torch will appear in a cabin by the lake. Killing the monster head in the cave will also give you an upgrade. Since George, Debbie, and Paul can't run to save their lives (literally) it'll be up to Crissy, Mark, and Laura, the three fastest runners, to acquire these weapons.

There are three days, (levels) to the game. Each day, the enemies get faster and harder to beat, and Jason gets meaner and stronger. Basically, if you have a torch or a pitchfork, and are equipped with lots of medicine (which is found everywhere, especially in the forest) you will have a good chance of beating Jason.

The graphics are okay. I have seen better, but Jason looks good, and each counselor has their own individual picture next to their name when you are in control of them. The background scenery of the camp is also nice, so it actually looks like you are at a real camp.

There's only a few songs, so the game is lagging in that dept. When you are in the cabins, there is a freaky tune that's pretty neat, but other than that, the music is pretty plain.

If you are up for a challenge, and have lots of patience, I would recommend this game. If not, maybe you should stick to Mario.