Phantom Fighter for the NES Ad

Phantom Fighter is a video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1989 in Japan, and in April 1990 in the United States. The Japanese version is based on the 1985 film, Mr. Vampire. As a kung-fu master, the player must fight through eight towns filled with Kyonshi.

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3 thoughts on “Phantom Fighter for the NES Ad

  1. It lets you chop and kick against ghostly enemies with super natural powers? That’s the “big difference” huh? Different from what? Tecmo Super Bowl? I’ll give it that, I guess. Also not quite exactly the same as Tetris.

    But that’s nothing compared to that list of bullet point features.

    * 100 ghosts is probably almost as many as the amount of goombas you’d stomp if you skip all the warp pipes in Super Mario Bros.

    * Dialog means I’ll get to skip most of that annoying game-playing, and focus more on exciting word-reading — that’s what I buy my games for!

    * And thank goodness they’re dedicated to keeping from getting lazy and letting a battery remember my hexadecimals for me, when I know darn well I should be punching those digits the old fashioned way.

    I must have seen this ad hundreds of times growing up, I wonder what ever kept me from picking up this awesome game!?

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