Freedom Force (video game)

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Freedom Force
Freedom Force
Cover art
Developer(s)NES: Sunsoft[1]
Arcade: Nintendo
Publisher(s)Sun Corporation of America[1]
Designer(s)Richard Robbins[2]
Programmer(s)Hiroaki Higashiya[2]
Composer(s)Naoki Kodaka[2]
Platform(s)NES,[1] Nintendo Vs. System
Genre(s)Light gun shooter action[1]
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer (Arcade)

Freedom Force (フリ一ドム・フオ一ス) is a video game created by Sunsoft and released in 1988 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. In the game, the player takes the role of a sharpshooter in a counter-terrorist organization. Freedom Force was also one of the few NES games to require the NES Zapper light gun accessory. The game was released in arcades on the Nintendo Vs. System as Vs. Freedom Force.


Players assume the role of an anti-terrorist gunman who must kill terrorists without shooting any of their hostages. The game has different levels, including an airport that has been taken over by the terrorists and a city street. The game does have some blood, but it lacks gore; a small red splotch will appear on the chest of the targets that are hit.

The screen scrolls from left to right, with terrorists or hostages popping out of windows and doors. Unlike other shooters, the powerups (being either energy, ammo or weapons) are obtained by shooting the lower-right box when an item appears there.

After every two stages, a bonus game can be played for bonus points. This bonus game is a word game similar to Hangman, in which the player shoots letters to uncover the word. During this game, the player can have 5 misses. If the player gets 5 wrong letters or the timer runs out, the bonus game ends without any earned bonus points. If the word is completely revealed, the player gets a time bonus.


  1. ^ a b c d e "NES release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-08-12.
  2. ^ a b c "Credits information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  3. ^ "Arcade release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2012-03-28.

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