The Goonies [Model RC809]

Nintendo Famicom cart. published 37 years ago by Konami Industry

Listed in MAME

The Goonies [Model RC809] screenshot

The Goonies © 1986 Konami Industry Company, Limited.

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.




The Goonies was released on February 21, 1986 in Japan. The same day as the Nintendo Famicom Disk System hardware.


* Known items features:
Earplugs - No damage against gang's note attack.
Waterproof Wear - No damage against steam, drop of water and waterfall.
Helmet - No damage against a falling rock.
Fireproof Wear - No damage against fire.
Rucksack - Enable to have 2 bombs at the same time.
Armor - No damage against gang's gun, skeleton's bone attack and bat.
Hyper Shoes - Enable long jump at the particular place.


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


Music Composer & Arranger: Satoe Terashima


* Computers:
NEC PC-88 (1986) "The Goonies [Model RA301]"
Sharp X1 (1986) "The Goonies [Model RA901]"
Spectravideo SV-318 (1986) "The Goonies [Model RC734]"

* Others:
Arcade (1986) "Vs. The Goonies"


Game's ROM.