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Console: Nintendo NES
Region:U
Year: 1987
RFG ID #: U-027-S-06960-A
Part #: NES-TJ-USA
UPC: 013388110049
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
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Genre: Action/Adventure
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Players: 1-2
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: Cartridge 1 Meg
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  • 276 of 7480 collectors (3.6%) have this game in their collection
  • 5 of 7480 collectors (0%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 2 of 7480 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.
Review:

Trojan[/i] is a one or two player alternate/Vs Action/Adventure game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. You control the Trojan[/i], a warrior who fights in what appears to be a post-apocalyptic landscape with a sword and shield (and your bare fists and feet, on occasion when you lose your weapons) as he goes to do battle with Achilles, a horrible tyrant who rules the world with an iron fist.

What a lot of people don't know is that Trojan[/i] started out a an arcade game that featured many of the same gameplay elements. Most of the gameplay elements are the same, the enemies, and even the bosses. The differences lie in the "fun" that Capcom added to the game, which ranges from secret rooms hidden underneath sewer caps to extra items, such as the limited "super-jump boots." There is also a versus "deathmatch" (called V.S Game in the title screen). While these changes don't make Trojan[/i] wholly unique (such as with Strider[/i] and Rygar[/i], the changes really help give the NES port a nicer flavor than the arcade original.

As many arcade ports, each stage in Trojan[/i] has a very different feel. However, the first is still the best, in my opinion. I've always thought the developers "borrowed" some of the baddie elements from Kung Fu[/i] on the NES but reversed them a bit. The hordes of charging "fodder" foes for Kung Fu[/i] are cautious in Trojan[/i], while the knife-throwers, crafty and annoying in Kung Fu[/i], will blunder onto the screen, pause, then chuck their knives (or "power-orbs"), usually getting stomped before they can throw.

There are a total of six stages to get through, each with mini-bosses and a main boss, which is sometimes recycled from earlier levels. The main enemy, Achilles, is the final boss you face after the end of stage six.  My favorite level is the "skyscraper" level, where Trojan[/i] has to defeat hordes of different enemies on each levels, which can be pretty tough if you take too many hits. My favorite boss is the hilarious Roman gladiator-looking guy who breaks out of the wall at the end of stage six, swinging a spiked flail, who is curiously named, King Shriek. After you kill him his twin (also named King Shriek) breaks out of another section of the wall. Classic.

Overall Trojan[/i] is a very short game (twenty minutes if you hurry) that still manages to bring me back again and again. While certainly not everyones cup of tea, likely due to the limited gameplay and relatively easy stages, it is still a worthy game and should be in the library of self-respecting NES gamer.

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Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Nintendo Famicom J S Tatakai no Banka Capcom 1986 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES Brazil S Trojan Playtronic 1993 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES AT, DE, CH S Trojan Capcom 1989 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES United Kingdom S Trojan Capcom 1989 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES Italy S Trojan Capcom 1989 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES DK, FI, NO, SE S Trojan Capcom 1989 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES K S Trojan Hyundai 1989 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES U S Trojan [3 Screw] Capcom 1987 Action/Adventure
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