A Nightmare on Elm Street video game: Playing with Fear looks at Freddy’s NES adventure

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Several episodes of our Playing with Fear video series have covered video games that were inspired by horror film franchises, and the latest episode is no exception. In the Playing with Fear video embedded above we’re taking a look back at the NES game that was inspired by A Nightmare on Elm Street! We already covered the Friday the 13th NES game a while back, so it’s about time we got around to talking about Freddy Krueger’s Nintendo game. A game that I personally found had even less playability than that wacky F13 one.

The Playing with Fear series is all about

the horror video games that have influenced the genre, whether that be through their stellar gameplay, characters, story, or a combination of elements. Join our host, Andrew Hatfield, as he dives into the history of how this franchise came to be, and all the games it inspired in the process.

The A Nightmare on Elm Street game has the following synopsis:

You are Freddy Krueger. A horde of obnoxious teenagers are trying to get rid of you by finding your bones and burning them. Killing them is the only way to stop them. You can travel along Elm Street through the electrical and plumbing lines or step into a mirror and step out in another room.

The kids have weapons to battle you with and some of them even possess powerful Dream Alter Egos… but if you can strike before they wake, they’ll trouble you no more. So sharpen up your finger razors and get ready to slash, ’cause Freddy’s here!

The A Nightmare on Elm Street episode of Playing with Fear was Written and Narrated by Andrew Hatfield, Edited by Tyler Nichols, Produced by John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Some of the previous episodes of Playing with Fear can be seen below. To see more, and to take a look at the other video series we have to offer, head over to the JoBlo Horror Videos YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

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