The Hunt for Red October (console game)
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|The Hunt for Red October|
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The Hunt for Red October is a video game based on the movie The Hunt for Red October. It was first released in 1990 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Versions for the Game Boy and Super NES were subsequently released.
The game featured deep sea combat, side-scrolling action, and cinematic sequences. The object is to evade destruction and eliminate saboteurs. The caterpillar drive is particularly useful for quietly escaping the enemy.
The Super NES version is one of only a few games that uses the Super Scope accessory, though it is only used to play bonus stages that put the submarine in first person view, where the player has to destroy a number of enemies and projectiles. The use of the Super Scope is optional.
The NES version has an exclusive level: the final stage changes to platform-style gameplay. The player, as Ramius, must find and disable bombs Soviet-loyal crewmembers have set in the weapons bay of the Red October.
The NES version's music was done by Tania Smith. Many people[who?] have complained about the music in this version. She said that the development team at Beam Software wanted her to make it sound like the movie.
- NES instruction booklet, p. 1
- NES instruction booklet, p. 5
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