A Nightmare on Elm Street
Freddy's back! The king of movie-licensed video games, LJN, kicks off 1990 with the vid version of everybody's favorite horror character (excuse me Jason), Freddy Krueger! In A Nightmare on Elm Street the video game you control a troubled teen who must uncover secrets, find missing people and fight monsters in both the real and dream world, ultimately taking on Freddy himself!
Elm Street does fare pretty good in most respects. The transitional game play, to the dream world and back again, provides an interesting twist, but the graphics aren't great and the play not as engrossing as it could be.
This game capitalizes on a movie name and doesn't deliver a decent game to back it up. The play is barebones, with the exception of some harder dream sequences, and delivers very little of the potential fun the theme could have created.
Welcome now to a 4-player Friday the 13th. While not as bad as Friday, Nightmare is kind of a disappointment. All you do is jump enemies and collect bones. The Bosses are good, but the entire game is repetitious.
This game, while possessing a fairly large environment to explore, just isn't intense enough. The dream sequences are a nice angle, but the play doesn't change much - just the graphics. Elm St. tries to be Simon's Quest but comes up short.