It's better than Jaws and A Nightmare on Elm Street!
Publisher: Ljn Ltd
Developer: Pack-In Video
Release Date: January 1989
Rating: Created before Ratings Board Took Effect
Score: 2 out of 5
As a player of video games I don't mind people who try to make games based on movies but if you do please do a good job at it. Case in Point Friday the 13th for the NES. I'll admit I'm a Jason Voorhees fan but this game did not do anything positive for the character. In this game you play a camp counselor who is suppose to make sure all the kids are safe and while doing that your suppose to avoid Jason if you don't odds are you'll be killed there are 9 counselors if I remember right they each have their own strengths and weaknesses like some can run fast and some will be better fighters. This game was a poor attempt to make a movie based game. Some of the problems I had with it was that the Boss fights were cheap you could land several good shots on Jason and nothing would happen but if he landed one good hit on you, you were dead. Where is the fairness with that. Also when you would fight Jason's mother she is a big floating head if I remembered correctly. Than there are the random appearances that Jason would make you would be walking down the road in the game between camp sites and *BAM* Jason would be there he would litarly run through you killing you instantly. I was like. "WTF Jason doesn't Run!" Another thing is that he would attack you during the day I'm sorry but Jason never attacked during the day in any of the movies he would wait to get you when it was dark it would be more scary that way. As much a fan of Friday the 13th films as I am I can only give this game a 2 out of 5 because even though it was one of the first movie made games for the original NES it was just too bad it gets a 2 out of 5 because even though the game did suck it did try to make a effort to mimic the Movies.