The The Hunt for Red October wiki last edited by Mento on 08/27/14 10:15AM View full history


The Hunt for Red October is a submarine shoot 'em up based loosely on the novel and movie of the same name. It is not to be confused with the PC game based on the same license, which is a more serious submarine simulator. The console version was originally released on the NES and eventually ported to the Game Boy and SNES.

While each version of the game contains side-scrolling shoot 'em up stages where the eponymous Red October must navigate through stages filled with enemies and obstacles, there are a few differences between versions. For instance, the Super Nintendo version has bonus stages which can (optionally) take advantage of the system's Super Scope peripheral. The NES version's final stage is a platformer in which the player, as Sean Connery's character Captain Ramius, must disarm bombs in the sub's weapon bay.

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