Monday, March 16, 2009

Is that Rutger Hauer?

The cover to Freedom Force for the NES might possibly be the entire 80's rolled up into one. You have bullets, you have a plane, you have scary guy in a ski mask with an big gun and you have what looks to be a very coked up woman hanging off a Rutger Hauer knock-off.
This came out in 1988 from Sunsoft, it was one of the few games to actually use let you use the light gun for more than Duck Hunt. Wild Gunmen and Hogan's Alley being the other two that spring to mind. The story is pretty much an 80's film, terrorists have taken over a city, key areas that will bring the world to its knees. An airplane, and airplane landing strip, and airport terminal...a city street. I like the fact that the police know you are under a lot of pressure so they give you 6 whoops I shot a hostage before they take you off the case.
This game could never be released today. But at the very least, at the end of the game after causing an entire building to collapse, 'Roy Batty' here gets a peck on the cheek.


Stewed Hamm said...

The 80s were all about geometric shapes with various patters / animal prints on them. "Rutger Hauer" there only looks cool because he's framed with one bad-ass trapezoid.

Dax said...

That looks like a trapper keeper.