Last Action Hero (video game)

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Last Action Hero
Last Action Hero
NES cover art
Developer(s) NES:
Teeny Weeny Games
SNES:

Bits Studios
Commodore Amiga:
Psygnosis
Publisher(s) Sony Imagesoft
Composer(s) NES:
Marshall Parker
SNES:
Shahid Ahmad[1]
Sega Genesis:
Shahid Ahmad
Platform(s) NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy, Sega Game Gear, Amiga, MS-DOS
Release date(s) SNES: NES: Sega Genesis:
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cartridge
Floppy disks

Last Action Hero is a series of action video games based on the film of the same name. Versions were released for various systems; including the NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy and Sega Game Gear. A Sega Master System version was also developed, but never released.

All versions of the game faced an even poorer reception than the film, receiving mostly negative reviews due to its poor graphics, limited set of moves and repetitive gameplay. A separate version was released on the Commodore Amiga and was developed by Psygnosis. Only the MS-DOS version offers cut scenes from the actual motion picture.

Gameplay[edit]

An overhead driving sequence from the MS-DOS version.

Unlike many such adaptations, the game closely follows the plot and scenery of the movie. The game, like the movie, was not received with much enthusiasm from the public.

Taking the form of a Final Fight-style scrolling beat-em-up, players have a strict time limit to defeat each level of the game. Every version of the game has the climatic showdown with Mr. Benedict (the movie's primary villain). There are two car chase stages: one in Jack Slater's "movie" world and another in Danny Madigan's "real" world.

The NES version has an original element that none of the other versions have: a stage that portrays Danny Madigan's "version" of the classic Shakespeare play Hamlet.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Composer information for Last Action Hero (SNES version) at SNESMusic.org
  2. ^ a b Last Action Hero SNES release information at GameFAQs
  3. ^ Last Action Hero NES release information at GameFAQs
  4. ^ Last Action Hero Sega Genesis release information at GameFAQs
  5. ^ Last Action Hero at Hardcore Gaming 101

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