Vintage Game Spot Review Rating: 7 out of 100
Today I am reviewing what Game Informer once called “One of the worst horror games of all time” and Nintendo Power rated as the 6thworse game ever made, stating "After playing a few minutes of this aardvark, you wanted Jason to slaughter all the counselors and then you. Anything so it would just end."
In the game you run around Crystal Lake lighting fireplaces at various cabins and doing battle against zombies for some reason, (because I really remember Jason having a bunch of zombie sidekicks?) and the occasional wolf and crow that attack at random. (Yet another thing I never remember happening in the movie?)
The game is fairly easy to pick up on but near impossible to play for any length of time due to the extremely poor quality and general unplayability of the game. Thank god it only cost me a dollar.
Paul’s Review: 10 out of 100
Honestly, I hated the game. The 10 out of 100 is being generous. I bought it because I really enjoyed the movies as a kid and thought the game would provide some much needed nostalgia. Sadly this wasn’t the case. None of the characters, except for the ONE appearance of Jason, were in the movie and the only kills made by Jason were children, which you never see but are listed as children lost on your screen. When he kills all the children the game is over.
The biggest disappointment was the fact that for a horror game, it was in no way scary. The only scary part about the game is how horrible it is. The graphics were poor, (Jason's coloring was weird.. sort of neon. looked horrible) the characters didn’t make sense, the enemies were no challenge at all, being killed with 1 to 2 hits. That was probably the worst part because after playing for 15 minutes or so, you are almost wishing your character would die so the terrible experience would be over.
I honestly wouldn’t recommend this game to ANYONE. If you see it in a bargain bin at your local video game store, put it back and pick something else.
This will go on The Vintage Game Spot's "Worst Games Ever" list.
Aaron’s Review: 50 out of 100
It is complicated to figure out. not sure I’m going to play it again. The movies are kick ass but the game falls very short. You are constantly being attacked by these zombie-like things, birds and wolves. It’s easy to figure out the map and where the notes send you but its almost imposable to kill Jason when you run across him. And your suppose to save some children that were captured, there’s no way to directly save them without finishing the mission and I’m not even sure what the mission is. But some of the notes keep telling you “go to a cabin by the lake” or “go to the cave” which is where the children are being kept. The graphics are pretty crappy and since the N.E.S. controller is so old you push right and if you don’t push it perfect than it will send you up to the lake or to the woods or even the cave.