Bucky O’Hare – Konami, NES, 1992
Bucky O’Hare was a fairly late release by Konami on the NES, debuting in 1992. The game is based on a relatively obscure comic book of the same name. In this game you play the role of Bucky who must rescue several of his crew members on different planets. Each of these crew members have unique abilities and when you rescue one you then gain the ability to switch to using that crew member as needed.
The game generally got positive reviews with the one common complaint being that it is a very difficult game. Odd since you would think this character would appeal to younger kids. Being such a late release, the graphics and sound are very good overall and the game plays very much like Mega Man. If you are looking for a challenging Mega Man type game then look no further.
Unfortunately, there haven’t been any re-releases or sequels. If you do want to give this one a try then you will have to track down an original cartridge or fire up an emulator. If you won’t get too frustrated by the difficulty, it is a worthwhile addition to your collection though.