I never liked Beetlejuice for the NES

beetlejuice for NES

I know everyone likes to complain about how horrible E.T. is for the Atari 2600, but I would like nominate another game for worst movie turned video game on a classic system. That game is Beetlejuice for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game is virtually unplayable. I mean E.T. was cryptic, but at least I could play it. With Beetlejuice, you have no guarantee that a move you made in one game would work in the next. The graphics, which aren’t bad for the time are often unpredictable and work in weird ways that are confusing and will get you killed. Check out the gameplay — its showtime!

Oh and was is your reward for suffering through this mess? An ad for LJN of course:

I was so in love with the movie Beetlejuice when it came out that I saved my doubloons for a month to get this mess of a game and it left such a bad taste in my mouth that I actually liked the movie LESS. If you cannot take my word for it, try it for yourself and download the ROM for Beetlejuice on the NES.

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