Originally Posted by StrongBrush1
A couple of questions:
Do you own either/both of them?
If not, do you know anybody who does?
Or, if you do own both of them, are they actually competent, or just half-assed copy and paste games?
I own both. One as an import japanese famicom cart. The second as a US NES cart.
They were both interesting takes on platforming games. While the first one (1986) is a straight-up action game with some puzzle aspects, the second one (1987) attempted to integrate some elements of adventure and exploration in it - similar to what Metroid did, but in a different way. They were pretty niche games that were quite different from the movie they were based on. But it might have been for the best, because I can't imagine the machines at the time being powerful enough to render a proper Goonies experience (it was 1986). SIERRA or LucasArts might have been able to do a good one.