Back to the Future
Nintendo Entertainment System
Back to the Future
No Alternate Title
|Release Date||September 1989|
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|ROM Information||ROM Information|
|ROM Map||ROM Map|
|RAM Map||RAM Map|
|Table File||Table File|
|Hacking Notes||Hacking Notes|
|Last Modified||25 January 2017|
Back to the Future is an action game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game is based on a movie with the same title. This is game is infamous for the poor design. The game is divided into walking stages and minigames.
In the walking stages, the player controls Marty McFly who is constantly walking through the town of Hill Valley. The game feels like a shoot ‘em up without the shooting as the only thing the player can do is avoid enemies and obstacles. At the bottom of the screen, the photograph of Marty and his siblings is slowly fading away. In order to prevent the photograph from disappearing, the player must collect clocks. If the photograph disappears completely, Marty dies instantly. At some point, Marty will find a bowling ball and will be able to throw bowling balls at the citizens of the town. Occasionally, a skateboard may be collected that makes Marty move faster and bowling pins to appear in the streets.
There are four minigames that appear at each major location in Hill Valley. At the cafe, Marty must defend himself from bullies with milkshakes. In the school, Marty must block kisses from his teenage mother. At the dance, Marty must play Johnny B. Goode. And, in the finale, Marty must drive the DeLorean 88 mph as he reaches the end of the level.
The game also only features one constantly repeating song which is a very poor rendition of Power of Love.
|Back to the Future (Music Fix)||Improvement||18 Apr 2020|
|Back to the Future (Enhanced)||Improvement||18 Apr 2020|