Today in History: October 21st, 1989- Rambo III Brings the War to Sega Genesis

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Sega was doing a lot of things right with their Genesis system, things that Nintendo was not able to compete with. For one, they were big on bringing in licensed properties that weren’t on Nintendo (and locking a few up like Michael Jackson). Another thing they did right was bringing arcade games home. When they combined the two though, it was hard to pass up, which is exactly what they did with Rambo III in 1989.

Loosely based on the movie of the same name, Rambo III on Genesis was an action game throughout. Armed with an unlimited ammunition machine gun, a knife, various other weapons and the wits of the player, Rambo must infiltrate the enemy base. Once inside, he must save Colonel Troutman who was captured during a covert op event in Afghanistan.rambo III sega genesis movie sylvester stallone license arcade action shoot (3)

Salvaging weapons and ammunition from dead enemy soldiers is the rule of the day. Boss battles are handled from a behind Rambo point of view which was revolutionary in gaming for the time. While it will appear to be a little rough around the edges today, Rambo III was a rather popular title when released.rambo III sega genesis movie sylvester stallone license arcade action shoot (4)

There are currently no digital options to, legally, play Rambo III. If you want to play the game, hit up Ebay or your local used game store.rambo III sega genesis movie sylvester stallone license arcade action shoot (1)

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