Eliminator Boat Duel (NES)

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Eliminator Boat Duel
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Platform: NES
Year: 1991
Developer: Sculptured Software
Buy: Amazon

Eliminator Boat Duel is a boat racing game developed by Sculptured Software and published by Electrobrain. The player takes the role of an unnamed male protagonist, and they must beat the other racers and advance up the ranks in the competition. During the race, there are two types of play; the first taking place in a birds-eye view, and the second taking place from a behind perspective (similar to games like Rad Racer). The game also has another interesting feature; at the start of the race, the player must wait for the light to turn green before they start. If they fail to do so, they must pay a $2,000 fine. At the end of the race, the player and computer player find their selves at the Drydock Repair Shop, in which they can fix their boats if they are damaged, and buy upgrades for their boats. The game is also known for the end label on its cartridge, in which the game's title is misspelled as 'Elimonator Boat Duel'.

The game received mixed reviews from critics. The Video Game Critic and Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library gave the game positive reviews, while Nintendo Power and Classic-games.net gave the game lukewarm reviews.


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The title screen.

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One of the challengers.

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The map of your first race.

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Side view of the race.

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Top-down view of the race.

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Follow-cam view of the race.


Eliminator Boat Duel has music by Sculptured Software's main composer at the time, Paul Webb. There's not much music, but what the game has is pretty good; The music has fast-paced rock tracks, some of which contain guitar solos. The problem is that the in-game tunes are constantly interrupted by sound effects and even slowed down exponentially. The racer challenging screens have three different themes, and the repair shop also has its own theme.

Paul Webb wrote his music on the Ensoniq EPS, and converted his compositions into assembly data for Sculptured Software's audio driver.

The game also has 2 unused fanfares and 4 unused sound effects that were never initialized by the sound driver, nor any pointer data exists to it.


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title Paul WebbKen Moore 0:23
02 Challenger Theme 1 Paul WebbKen Moore 0:37
03 Challenger Theme 2 Paul WebbKen Moore 0:37
04 Challenger Theme 3 Paul WebbKen Moore 0:22
05 Race Theme 1 Paul WebbKen Moore 1:34
06 Race Theme 2 Paul WebbKen Moore 1:46
07 Drydock Repair Shop Paul WebbKen Moore 1:07
08 Unused 1 Paul WebbKen Moore 0:22
09 Unused 2 Paul WebbKen Moore 0:21
10 Unused Sound Effects Paul WebbKen Moore 0:04


(Verification from composer; game lacks credits.)

Neither the American or European release have credits in the game or the manual. Sculptured Software did other games for the publisher Electrobrain around the same time, which had credits, so it's unlikely Electrobrain prohibited game credits. We have received verification from Paul Webb that he composed the game's audio.

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  USA.svg   USA
Eliminator Boat Duel - NES - USA.jpg
Title: Eliminator Boat Duel
Platform: NES
Released: 1991-11-??
Publisher: Electro Brain Corp.
  EU.svg   EU
Eliminator Boat Duel - NES - EU.jpg
Title: Eliminator Boat Duel
Platform: NES
Released: 1993-04-29
Publisher: Storm Sales Curve