Review: A nightmare on elm street review. (Retro)

Reviewed by nexuspunk, posted Oct 11, 2013
in my personal experience this game, is probably the scariest game i played growing up. and now i want to share it with you.
Oct 11, 2013
  • Release Date (NA):
  • Publisher: nexuspunk.
  • Genres: platforming.
  • Single player
    Local Multiplayer
    Online Multiplayer
Hello everyone welcome to my Halloween review of A nightmare on elm street.
Its that time of year again, Halloween and as normal its time for fears and chills. so for this review i wanted to review a nightmare on elm street for the nes, and let me tell you there is a lot to go over. So without further ado, turn the lights down and get ready to journey into elm street with me. In October 1989 the us saw the release, of a nightmare on elm street for the nes. The game looked fantastic even for a nes title, the game play was smooth and the level designs while a little odd still looked good. The enemies where common fears, like bats snakes and spiders. Now for the scary part, the game introduced a dream effect. When it was activated the enemies would all look like a distorted Freddy. Next we have the platforming, the jumps need to be perfectly timed sometimes. Now i wouldn't have a problem with this if it wasn't for the fact that enemies like to ram into you when you're jumping. finally we have the boss fights, now the boss is supposed to be Freddy however we don't see Kruger until the end of the game. Instead the boss fights consist off, his hand his head another arm. Well you get the idea, after beating all the bosses you collect his bones. Taking the bones to the final house, awakens Freddy Kruger and its boss time and man oh man is he a nightmare. If you are not prepared the final boss can wreck your day, and that is no understatement i can not tell you the number of times i died to this guy.

However after enough practice The nightmare man drops, the day is saved and elm street can finally go back to normal. Despite the fact that this game has aged, does it still hold up today? In my honest thoughts, yes the game is still somewhat fun today as long as you know what to do. The game is short as well meaning, that you don't have to worry about it dragging on and on. so with that we close my review of a nightmare on elm street, its a fun little game and i think you should give it a try this halloween.
+ easy to pick up.
- repeative boss fights, somewhat dickish enemies.
8 Presentation
the graphics and sound are great, even for a older game. it really draws you into it.
6 Gameplay
the game play can seem a little repetitive at times, except for the bosses the enemies don't really change all that much.
6 Lasting Appeal
it does stay, with you for a while. and even after i finished it, i turned around and played it at least 2 more times.
out of 10
Overall (not an average)
a decent game with, somewhat good game play. This one is something i would recomend playing at least once.