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Posted by solidlife

lets see what this has to offer

Posted by CitizenCoffeeCake

Hey guys, I like videos.

Posted by csl316

I've never been so excited about The Goonies II !!

Posted by chilibean_3

I played this at California Extreme this year. I wouldn't say I enjoyed it all that much.

Posted by GreggD

@chilibean_3: It's an amazing game! AMAZING!

Posted by Whiskeyjack

I want to hel too!

Posted by ChrisTaran

So glad this got made! Goonies are good enough!

Edited by JackSukeru

I am a big fan of the Goonies II box art, and a pretty big fan of the game as well.

Have never seen the movie though

Edit: Two things!

  1. I also always thought that there was no The Goonies 1 and that this was just a sequel to the movie mentioned on the back of the box.
  2. I had no idea that the music in the game was based on a "real" song by Cyndi Lauper. Imma have to go listen to that.
Posted by Blastroid

Hey you guys!!! Wish there was a Goonies 2 movie.

Posted by mustachioeugene

"Hey, you guys."

Just like in the movie, remember?

Posted by CaptainErock
Posted by NYHorn36

I remember loving the music on this game as a kid, especially that first level.

Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

Goonies, let's do this thang.

Posted by xite

Please stop hitting Obi-Wan Kenobi with a hammer.

Posted by Draxyle

My first thought, that boxart is awfully similar in style to the early Contra and Castlevania games.

And then I saw the Konami logo.

Posted by hussatron

I played so much of this game but I was too young to fully figure it out. Surprisingly difficult and complex for a game based on The Goonies.

Posted by Wes899
Posted by Aetheldod

@blastroid: @mustachioeugene: You beated me :(


Posted by Hexuality

So THAT'S where that music come from.

Posted by joshthebear

Metroonies needs to become a thing.

Posted by MattOnTheSite
Posted by SgtLonsdale

Delighted that you covered this. Thanks very much, one of the first games I ever completed

Posted by TheHumanDove

dem evil eskimos

Posted by CaLe

I can't believe Jeff didn't hit Konami Man. I feel like my whole life has been a lie.

Posted by SgtSphynx

I never did beat this game.

Posted by BeowolfSchaefer

Really enjoyed this. A great hit of Nostalgia. I never really figured out that game as a kid but I remember a lot of it very clearly and must have played a lot. The translation was a bit of a barrier back then as well.

@CaptainErock: That was amazing

Posted by SmiteOfHand

"If you are familiar with the original game 'The Goonies'... which you probably aren't"


Posted by BranDong

Am I the only one that went to look up "The Poonies"? Amazing cast Ginger Lynn, Amber Lynn, and Peter North! I was deprived of this movie , as my brother in-laws stash of porn while quite large (3 VHS drawers full) which I would swipe movies from and then re-label them as things like Ernest Goes to Camp , unfortunately did not contain this gem. :D

Posted by abara

goddamn, that Cyndi Lauper theme song is classic

Posted by BranDong

@SmiteOfHand: Wow! I have never seen that cart in my whole life! Where did you pick that up? Nice cover art of one eyed willy! So cool!

Posted by Fireburst

Totally have this game in the other room. Cool to see it on giantbomb :D

Edited by sgnhh
Posted by Yummylee

The Goonies II, added to the page! So awesome we already have a page that fits that criteria; I was just recently thinking about suggesting it on the boards, feeling all ''I'm so bloody goddamn buttfucking creative'' only to find that... we've had such a page for a long while now... :(

Posted by Needle

Thinking back, Jeff is right - this game is surprisingly complex for 1987, and predates a lot of the games in this genre. Never considered that before. But yes, to this day I cannot beat this game, not because it is difficult but because the tasks you need to complete are somewhat archaic and poorly translated. Pretty sure when Jeff found the dead end in the ice cave, there's actually an invisible door there when you push Up on the D-pad. That's the kind of archaic I'm talking about.

Music is great though, and the graphics too! Grade A Konami during the 8-bit era.

Posted by SomeJerk

My sister and I would randomly start this up back in the 80's and finish it in a single setting without ever consulting notes, basically speedrunning this wonderful game because that's how good it is, it's got Blizzard levels of polish and I recommend playing it even if you do it via emulator.
And here's the 15 minute TAS of it

Posted by wrecks
Edited by King9999

Such a fun game! I remember a secret door being behind a waterfall. It might've been a one-way door...it's been a while.

Posted by BenderUnit22

Holy shit, I had no idea when I started this video but that music triggered some serious flashbacks of me playing this game. What the hell, when did I get in contact with Goonies II?!?

Posted by envane

@Needle: actually its quite scaled down in scope and length from the kinds of games konami was making on the msx , definately a gem for the nes tho.

Posted by Roddykat

Goonies: Still Never Say Die. This is just screaming for a Telltale made game. And wow, I feel old I remember this, but never owned it.

Posted by Melos

I think this is the best Encyclopedia Bombastica yet. I hope there are more to come because I would not mind having a look at that Golgo 13 game.

It's interesting that way back then Jeff thought the Goonies II was a sequel to the movie, and now there actually are video games that are direct continuations of movies, like Telltale's Back to the Future.

Posted by LarryDavis

oh my god thank you Jeff for saying "castlevania slash metroid" instead of "metroidvania", maybe the dumbest term in gaming. METROID CAME FIRST, CASTLEVANIA JUST TOOK EVERYTHING FROM IT.

Posted by ThreePi

Seems kind of like Dr. Chaos but not nearly as cool.

Posted by CharAznable

Fantastic box art on this game. I remember staring at it many times while choosing a game to rent. Good ol' days.

Edited by MrKlorox

I remember this game. I had an older friend/babysitter who had it back when it was the 80's. When I asked him about Goonies 1, he talked like it didn't exist and that Goonies 2 was the sequel to the movie like Jeff said. Today I found out it actually did.
Also wow I forgot how great that box art was, and how dope the music is.

Posted by DarkbeatDK

Awesome vid. You should take a look at Golgo 13. One of my favorite NES games

Posted by Timnoldzim

Not the greatest game in history, but I'm still quite fond of it! It's a real good early example of a Metroidvania, especially since it came out before a Castlevania even did.

Posted by beard_of_zeus

Huh, had never heard of this game before, but it seems pretty cool. Surprisingly complex for its time. Thanks for the vid, Jeff!

Posted by Viking_Funeral

Ouch. Right in the nostalgia. Played this so much as a kid.