I recently purchased a multi-game cartridge for the original NES. One of the games was Silver Surfer. The game is impossibly hard. You die if you get hit just once or if you hit an obstacle. The game is a shooter so you are constantly in danger. If anyone has ever beat this game without some sort of cheat code my hat is off. In the attached picture the circled rubber duck killed me. I found a cheat code that allowed the Surfer to be invincible so I played the game that way.
The graphics aren't bad. The game was made around the time Engelhart was on the book so bosses include Reptyl, Firelord, the Skrull Emperor, the Possessor, and another I forget. The Surfer has to find various pieces to some robot/device Galactus wants but is obviously too lazy to go get himself. This device will stop the "Dark Domain" from taking over reality. Guess what classic Silver Surfer is the ruler of the Dark Domain? You guessed it, Mr. Sinister!
What the hell did I just play?
How I HATED that game. I think when it came out I had to cough up like 50 bucks for it then learned he couldn't FLY OVER WATER! WHAT?!?!?!?
Wish I had that cheat code, it wouldn't have been tossed in the box of shame until all the old gear went out at a tag sale.