Covert Art: Friday the 13th (NES)

Welcome to Cover Art! A section of the site where we look at a retro video game’s box cover art and briefly discuss it’s gameplay and legacy. 

Although Jason Voorhees has been in 12 films, he’s only officially been in about 2 games. Today we present you with Friday The 13th for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was developed by Pack-In-Video, that Japanese developer who brought us other such NES gems like Die Hard, Predator, Rambo and Terminator 2… Right. Friday the 13th for NES was released in 1989.

Friday the 13th NES video game box cover art

Friday the 13th doesn’t have the best reputation… It received poor reviews upon release and since then has been included in various lists for bad games. Magazines and sites including IGN, Gamepro Nintendo Power, and Games Radar have all included it in lists as one of the worst games ever.

Friday the 13th NES game wiki

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