The Goonies is a 1986 platform game based on the film of the same name produced by Konami for the Family Computer in Japan. It was later re-released in Disk System format in 1988. While the game was never officially sold in North America, an arcade port was released for the Vs. System (a coin-operated platform which run on the same hardware as the NES) under the title Vs. The Goonies. A sequel was released titled The Goonies II, which saw a worldwide retail release. The main theme for most of the game is a chiptune rendition of Cyndi Lauper's 'The Goonies 'R' Good Enough'.
The player controls Mikey. Mikey defends himself with a kick, bombs (whose explosions are instantly fatal to Mikey if he's hit), and a slingshot (found randomly behind doors). Mikey can find diamonds, restoring his life meter to full if he collects eight. He can also find upgrades that protect him against various hazards such as a firesuit that protects against flames and a set of earmuffs that protect against the music notes cast out by one of the Fratelli brothers.
The game roughly follows the film, with stages resembling the restaurant, caverns and a pirate ship. The game also recreates one scene from the film where the Goonies are on a beach watching The Inferno ship sail away. Throughout the journey, Mikey has to find three keys and one Goonie for each level. He does so by using bombs to blow open the doors concealing them. Mikey can advance to next level after finding the three keys, but in order to really 'finish' the game, Mikey must also free all the Goonies to access the game's final level (The Pirate Ship). Otherwise, the game will restart from the first level.
An army of rats patrol the stages frequently. There are three kinds of Rats — a red one, a yellow one and a white one. The red one needs one hit of kick/slingshot attempt, while the yellow one needs two and the white one is the same as the red one but drops a cross granting temporary invincibility. Jake Fratelli makes an appearance and attempts to attack Mikey by shooting at him and spreading music notes at him. Jake Fratelli cannot be killed, even by bombs; he can only be stunned. After a while, he will get up and continue chasing the player (if still on screen). However, if he is stunned while jumping over a pit, he will fall into it.
This version of The Goonies was designed for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), which was an eight-bit video game console manufactured
by Nintendo in the years 1983 - 2003. In that time, it was the best-selling video game console for which more than 700 licensed games and a number of non-licensed
games were created. Worldwide, approximately 62 million units of this console were sold at approximately price $ 100 per unit. More information about the
NES console can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, you can buy one of these NES controllers:
Available online emulators:
5 different online emulators are available for The Goonies. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game The Goonies are summarized in the following table:
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