Bucky O'Hare (Nintendo Entertainment System)

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Bucky O'Hare
Bucky O'Hare
North American NES box art
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Composer(s) Tomoko Sumiyama
Platform(s) Nintendo Entertainment System[1]
Release date(s) NA January 1992[2]
JP January 31, 1992[2]
EU February 18, 1993[2]
Genre(s) Action, platformer
Mode(s) Single-player

Bucky O'Hare (バッキー オヘア Bakkī Ohea?) is a 1992 action platformer video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System based on the comic book series of the same name. The game was developed and published by Konami, and was released in North America in January of 1992, in Japan on January 31, 1992 and in Europe on February 18, 1993.

The game required Bucky to rescue each of his crew members (except Bruiser, who is not featured in the game) on a series of planets. As each character was rescued, the player gained the ability to switch between them and Bucky on the fly to deal with different problems. Immediately after regaining his entire crew, they are once again captured and imprisoned on the Toad mother ship. Bucky and Blinky, sharing the same cell, break out and must rescue the remaining members. Afterwards, you continue through the monstrous ship.

An arcade game by Konami was also released which allowed players to control Bucky, Jenny, Willie, Deadeye, or Blinky in a format similar to the arcade games based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or The Simpsons. Perhaps to satisfy fans when a second season was not released, the plot of the arcade game allowed players to achieve final victory over the toads by releasing an energy called the Interplanetary Life Force contained within KOMPLEX. This last hurrah to the series also featured the original voice cast.


Bucky navigates the Yellow Planet using fast-moving asteroids as platforms.




The music in this game was composed by Tomoko Sumiyama (credited as T. Sumiyama). The Escape theme was later included in the Dōjin CD soundtrack Level Up! which was released March 2009 in Japan.



  1. ^ "Superheroes Carry On The Fight Fearlessly". Chicago Tribune. January 24, 1992. Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  2. ^ a b c Bucky O'Hare Release Information for NES, GameFAQs, archived from the original on 2013-04-25, retrieved 2013-09-11 

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