I guess after the success the movie had, a video game was inevitable. But playing this game didn’t feel very much like watching the movie. You had Mikey, the hero, of course, traveling through caves and various other locations slinging his yo-yo at the bad guys to dispose of them. But the focus of the game was on collecting different objects to help you get farther along. It was a constant maze of entering different rooms and trying to find secret doorways to get someplace else. It was quite the brain bender, and I spent many hours on this puppy on Saturday afternoons.
This was another game that I never actually owned. But my best friend Geoffrey had it, and quickly tired of it. Geoffrey was one of those kids that got whatever he wanted, and what he always wanted was a new video game. He would get one, play it for a few weeks, and then tire of it. Once he was done with one, it was offered to me to take home for a few weeks and play. That was a pretty good setup on my end. He sent me home one day with this game and being a fan of the movie, I was excited to pop it in and give it a whirl. But like I already said, it differed from the movie quite a bit. Not to say that as a bad thing though. I feel like they had a game developed, and then just added the tie into the Goonies after the fact to sell more copies.