Green Beret [Model KDS-GRN]
A 31-year-old Nintendo Famicom Disk. by Konami Industry
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): gberet
Green Beret © 1987 Konami Industry Company, Limited.
Green Beret is a side scrolling action game by Konami and conversion of their own arcade game originally released in 1985. American prisoners of war are being held captive deep inside a heavily armed enemy base. The player is given the role of an American soldier and his objective is to infiltrate six deadly areas and bring back the poor hostages. At the beginning of his journey, our hero's only means of defense is a short range knife but more side weapons become available later in the game. Power-ups temporary upgrade the current weapon to a Bazooka, Hand Grenades or a Hand Pistol. A Shield is also available and can protect the player from deadly enemy fires for a short period of time. Each weapon only comes with one 'bullet' (three in the American and European versions of the game) and collecting a new one increases this amount. Our hero can run, jump or duck and can also climb ladder but that leaves him completely vulnerable to enemy attacks when he does.
Green Beret for FCD was released on April 10, 1987 in Japan for 2980 Yen.
Green Beret was originally released in the arcades by Konami in 1985. The Famicom Disk version was given various features not available in the original arcade game - two extra levels, a two simultaneous player mode, three lives, a different weapon system and a rearranged soundtrack. Surprisingly, and unlike all the other NES versions of the game, the Japanese Famicom Disk features an extra hidden level and a different weapon system (each weapon can fire three times instead of one).
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com