1991 Terminator 2 Judgement Day for NES & Gameboy
There have been a lot of Terminator movies over the years. Probably the best, with the exception of the original, was the first sequel, Terminator 2: Judgement Day. In many ways, it was even better than the first. I think every Terminator movie has had at least one game associated with it and T2 was no exception.
There was a confusing series of games based on T2. This particular ad is for the Game Boy and NES versions of Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Each of these was different from each other and both were different from the 16-bit versions. In addition, there was an arcade version of the game that was also different (a shooter on rails) that was later ported to various systems and called T2: The Arcade Game.
Anyway, back to the games in this ad. The NES version consists of five levels and was primarily a side-scroling adventure/beat-em-up with the exception of level 2. Level 2 was an isometric racing game. There is also a Game Gear and Master System version of this game that is similar to the NES version except that it does not include level 2.
The Game Boy version is somewhat similar in that it is also a 2D side-scrolling type game for the most part. However, the levels are different and instead of a racing level, the Game Boy version has a puzzle level. In addition to the 8-bit and 16-bit console versions of this game, there were also numerous home computer ports.
Unfortunately, like the vast majority of movie licenses, these games really aren’t that great. Certainly not as good as they should have been. I guess the good news is that they are a bit above average for movie licenses and if you are a big fan of the movie and 8-bit games then they are worth a shot. Just don’t expect them to be as cool as they sound. As far as this type of game goes, there are many far better ones on both the NES and the Game Boy. Ones that aren’t movie licenses for the most part.