The Goonies II
1985 saw the release of the sappy kid-adventure movie The Goonies, written by Steven Spielberg and starring Samwise Gamgee. The 80s were a blissful time when every fantasy or adventure film — no matter the quality — was turned into an extremely loosely-based NES platformer, and Konami did not disappoint. The Goonies was released on the Famicom in 1986 but never saw an overseas release. For no real reason, Konami decided to make a sequel, The Goonies II, which was released internationally in 1987. The sequel has even less to do with the movie, but it adds some first-person sections and inexplicably a captured mermaid to go along with the platforming.