Wolverine (video game)

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For the 2009 video game, see X-Men Origins: Wolverine (video game).
Wolverine
Wolverine
North American cover art
Developer(s) Software Creations
Publisher(s) LJN, Ltd.
Designer(s) Craig Houston
Kevin Edwards
Artist(s) Craig Houston
Lyndon Brooke
Composer(s) Geoff Follin
Platform(s) Nintendo Entertainment System
Release date(s)
  • NA October 1991
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution 4-megabit cartridge

Wolverine is an action video game developed by Software Creations and published by LJN for the NES, and was released exclusively in North America in 1991. It is a licensed game based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name, as well as the X-Men.

Story[edit]

Wolverine has been captured by his old foes Magneto and Sabretooth. Stranded on a deserted island, Wolverine must survive deadly enemies and traps, concluding with a battle with Magneto and Sabretooth.

Gameplay[edit]

The player controls Wolverine, who has been imprisoned on a vast island, through various stages, into a final battle against evil mutants Magneto and Sabretooth. Along with icons to restore health, or to gain extra lives, special icons can be located to allow other X-Men characters, such as Jubilee, Havok, and Psylocke to offer advice or temporary aid.

Wolverine's basic moves are jumping, ducking, punching, and kicking. He can bring out his legendary powerful claws with a push of the "Select" button, but every time the claws are used his energy is depleted. Energy is regained by consuming food and beverages, such as hamburgers and soft drinks. If you kill enough minor characters, Wolverine will temporarily shift into a "Berzerker" mode.

Unlike many other NES games, where the player character is given a grace period of invulnerability after sustaining damage, Wolverine's energy is simply drained for as long as he is in contact with an enemy or hazard. Another difference is the fact that at the end of a level, except for the final one, there is no boss to defeat.

Reception[edit]

In a retrospective of video games featuring Wolverine, IGN mocked the NES game for not being faithful to the comics as well as its high difficulty level.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wolverine's Gaming Legacy". IGN. April 29, 2009. 

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