Jackal (NES)

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Jackal

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    2014-12-11
  • 4860 
    My first game of NES Jackal went pretty well. I completed 2/6 levels. Cool version of the awesome arcade game.
  • 2015-02-24
  • 5107 
    Yeah, Jackal feels great in 60 Hz!
  • 5108 
    The stage 2 music reminds me a bit of Golden Axe.
  • 5109 
    Reached level 3/6. You have 3 continues.
  • 2016-10-02
  • 7007 
    I freakin' love this game. Everything about it. I'm not great at it, though, I am in so much trouble in stage 3, especially the battleship boss.
  • 7008 
    Reached level 4/6. Combining machine gun and grenades or rockets made short work of the battleship turrets.
  • 7009 
    Reached level 5/6. It took 7 grenades to take out the big helicopter boss.
  • 7010 
    Reached level 6/6. The level 5 base boss wasn't difficult at all.
  • 7011 
    The turreted base in level 6 was too much to deal with. I'm going to get it at some point, though...
  • 7017 
    After looking at some maps from videogamemaps.net, I think I should avoid the heavily defended base in Stage 6 and just go to the right instead.
  • 7018 
    Dammit! So close to the end of level 6. Helicopters and spread shot turrets are the main problems for me right now.
  • 2016-10-03
  • 7019 
    Two times more I made it to level 6, now playing on the mednafen emulator to be able to stream the whole thing to YouTube. The last attempt went well, and I reached the final boss. But it was too much. Maybe tomorrow.
  • 2016-10-26
  • 7128 
    Bjørn was visiting, and we played a game of Jackal on the old NES.
  • 2018-05-13
  • 8578 
    Another good NES game that Thomas and I tried, but it crashed. I wonder if I should buy a top-loader NES or something?
  • 2019-04-17
  • 9606 
    I bought a new NES on dba.dk and picked it up in Gentofte. I'm currently testing it out, and it seems very stable so far. The guy I bought it from was using it for world record score attempts, so that makes sense. I played the 3 first levels of Jackal, worked perfectly.
  • 2019-09-18
  • 10010 
    I just made a RetroAchievements account and tried playing Jackal on the RANes emulator. It's a mod of FCEUX with support for achievements. I got 4 achievements from playing through the first level.
  • 2020-07-04
  • 10861 
    OK, Jackal works on the MiSTer. This is going to work out, I think.

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