Home Alone refers to a number of video games created for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, Sega Game Gear, Amiga, personal computer, Nintendo Entertainment System and the Game Boy. They are all based on the movie of the same name.
There are multiple versions of the game and each features a different style of gameplay, but all share the same plot and roughly the same objective: Kevin McCallister is left home alone when his family goes on vacation. He must prevent Harry and Marv, the 'Wet Bandits', from burglarizing his home, using various household objects as traps and/or weapons. Each version of the game is an example of the trap-em-up genre, which also includes games like Heiankyo Alien, Space Panic, and Lode Runner.
The Game Boy version of the game, similar to the SNES and NES versions, require for the player to evade confrontation with the Wet Bandits. Similar to the SNES version, the player has to gather up various items in the game and then dump them into a laundry chute to deposit them into a safe. Sometimes, the player might resort to using the items the bandits planned to steal against them by having them dropped on their heads, as well as instigate certain traps à la the movie (e.g. dropping a paint can on their heads). There are four levels in all, each taking place in a different area of the house, as well as each having a different item that the player must recover: The first level is stuff pertaining to jewelry/gold/silver items, the second level has toys, the third level has various Electronics, and the fourth level has various exotic pets that are both rare and expensive. After collecting the minimum amount of items and dumping them into the chute, the player can access the basement, where he has to fight the level's boss before he can access the safe and lock them in: The first level being a giant spider, the second level a giant rat, the third level a giant ghost, and the fourth level is the battle against Marv and Harry (whose weaknesses are foreshadowed by their opening lines (a BB shot to the head, and the shovel murderer's snow shovel being used from the window, respectively)). After securing the fourth safe, the player also has to eliminate the furnace (referring to a point in the movie where Kevin has to conquer his fear of the basement furnace). The game also alludes to there being more members to the Wet Bandits than just Marv and Harry.
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