Home Alone (NES)

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Home Alone
Home Alone - NES.jpg
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System
Year: 1991
Developer: Bethesda Softworks
Buy: Amazon

Home Alone is a game based on the movie of the same name.

The player takes the role of Kevin McCallister. Your mission is to avoid the wet bandits Harry and Marv for 20 minutes. You survive by planting traps just like in the movie. You can carry only three traps at a time, and they can only be used a certain amount of times before they disappear. Each trap does different damage. If you are caught by Harry or Marv, you have to start all over again. This was a very mediocre game, even for its time, which is surprising knowing it was developed by Bethesda Softworks, the same developers behind such gems as The Elder Scrolls and the Fallout games. Seeing all the game's flaws reveals this was a rushed game that was shoveled out to stores just so the developer and publisher could make a quick dollar.

For unknown reasons, the game was released in two versions, the only difference being the Game Over screen, as shown below.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Inside the house.

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Inside the treehouse.

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Hiding in the basement.

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Oh No! (Well-known)

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Oh No! (Alternate)

Music

According to George Sanger, Bethesda's original sound designer left, so they paid Sanger $1000 to fly down there and compose the music in only one day. Sanger remembers the music possibly being composed on an Atari ST, but after over 20 years, he doesn't remember the exact software. Later, someone added to this page that he wrote the music in Sonix on the Amiga without removing the reference to the Atari ST.

For an NES game, Home Alone does not have many songs, but they fit its theme and fast-paced action and are lengthy, especially the House music. Also, since you'll be running everywhere on the map, the music frequently changes.

We contacted George Sanger regarding official titles, but said he didn't have any, but would have named the songs after which area in the game they play.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title George SangerRandy Linden 1:01
Download
02 House George SangerRandy Linden 2:30
Download
03 Basement George SangerRandy Linden 1:08
Download
04 Treehouse George SangerRandy Linden 1:02
Download
05 Game Over George SangerRandy Linden 0:52
Download

Credits

(Source)

Though Randy Linden isn't credited for the sound driver, we have received verification that he programmed it.

Game Rip

Formats

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Size

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Download 14 KB

Ripping NES music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.

Audio Devices

This game uses the console's built-in RP2A03 chip.

Releases

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Home Alone - NES.jpg
Title: Home Alone
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System
Released: 1991-10-??
Publisher: Toy Headquarters

Links

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