Jackal (NES)

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Release Data

Developer/Publisher: Konami

Release Date: September 1988

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Shooter

Players: 1-2


You are a member of an elite Jeep unit whose mission is to save prisoners of war who are confined deep in enemy territory. Two players can control their own Jeeps simultaneously in Jackal as they blast through enemy troops and tanks. The Jeeps are armed with a forward firing machine gun and grenades that can be thrown in any direction. POWs can be rescued from buildings that must be blown open using a missile or grenade. Collecting flashing POWs will upgrade the player’s grenade to a missile that will explode into shrapnel if further upgraded. Helipads, where POWs can be dropped off, are found in each stage. There’s also a powerful boss waiting at the end of every level. 


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