Vs. The Goonies

The Arcade Video Game by Konami Industry Co., Ltd.

Vs. The Goonies screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Vs. The Goonies © 12/1986 Konami.

A platform game based on the 1985 Steven Spielberg movie of the same name. The player takes control of Mikey and must explore a variety of caverns and rooms, searching for the three keys needed to unlock the huge, metal door that bars progress to the next level. The keys are hidden behind a number of doors which can only be removed by placing a bomb in front of them and blowing them open. Mikey's progress is hampered by the many enemies that roam the levels. The bombs needed to blow the doors appear when certain enemies are killed.

A fellow 'Goonie' is trapped behind one of the doors on each level, and can be rescued, although this isn't necessary to progress to the next level. A catapult, or 'slingshot', can also be found, allowing Mikey to attack enemies from a safe distance.


Vs. The Goonies the  Arcade Video Game
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Main CPU : Zetex N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Zetex N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), DAC (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 64

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Licensed to Nintendo.

Rac Carpana holds the official record for this game with 504,820 points.

A The Goonies machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.


1. The Goonies (1986, NES, MSX)
2. Vs. The Goonies (1986)
3. The Goonies II (1987, NES)

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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