Predator (NES)

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Platform: NES
Year: 1988
Developer: Pack-In-Video
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From the same developer who brought us Die Hard (NES), Pack-In-Video, Predator is a action/sidescroller game loosely based on the popular action film of the same name starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The player takes the role of Major Dutch Schaefer who's army has been wiped out and is the only one left who can kill the "Predator" which is said to feed on human flesh.

The game is known for not having anything to do with the movie besides having Major Dutch Schaefer and the Predator. The first thing the game has wrong is that the graphic designers decided pink would be a nice outfit color on Arnie. The second thing is that you are battling aliens that weren't even in the movie like giant amoebas, green jellyfish, a weird creature that looks like the mix of a seahorse and a bird, eyes with wings and legs and more. The game also introduces what's called Big Mode that's an arcade-style sidescrolling shooter where Arnie's got to shoot his way through blueberries, raspberries, blue and red bubbles (some of which contain powerups) and at the end he fights an incarnation of the Predator. The game received mostly negative reviews because of its poor gameplay and how loosely it was based on the movie.


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The title screen.

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Fighting a scorpion (Oh wait, you can't punch while ducking...)

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Playing in one of the 'Big Mode' levels.

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The ending screen (US Version).

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The ending screen (Japanese Version).

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The game has about 10 songs, all of which were arranged from the MSX version. It is most likely Tsuyoshi Sakata composed the original music, as not only was he credited in Replicart for the MSX (a game by the same developer), but the musical style is also identical. A lot of the songs use the same motif in the soundtrack.

The MSX version should be played through to check for credits.


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title & Ending Tsuyoshi SakataJunichi Saito 1:39
02 Get Ready Tsuyoshi SakataJunichi Saito 0:48
03 Stage Theme 1 Tsuyoshi SakataJunichi Saito 1:27
04 Stage Theme 2 Tsuyoshi SakataJunichi Saito 3:01
05 Stage Theme 3 Tsuyoshi SakataJunichi Saito 2:36
06 Stage Theme 4 Tsuyoshi SakataJunichi Saito 2:24
07 Stage Theme 5 Tsuyoshi SakataJunichi Saito 1:34
08 Final Stage Tsuyoshi SakataJunichi Saito 0:53
09 Death Tsuyoshi SakataJunichi Saito 0:02


(No source; Game lacks credits.)

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  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: シュワルツェネッガー: プレデター (Schwarzenegger: Predator)
Platform: NES
Released: 1988-03-10
Publisher: Pack-In-Video, Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Predator
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-04-??
Publisher: Activision