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Back to the Future (NES)

Developer:Beam Software
Publisher:LJN Ltd.
Genre:Action / Top-Down Shooter
First released:September 1989
Title ScreenhotIn-game Screenshot

Achievements

There are 50 achievements worth 600 (1915) points.
Authors: (50).

 
You're George McFly!
 
won by 286 (198) of 478 (59.83%)
(5)
Survive the trip to Lou's Cafe. Good job.
Are You Saying My Mom Has The Hots For Me?
 
won by 97 (60) of 478 (20.29%)
(10)
Survive the trip to the High School.
Do You Mind If We Park For A While?
 
won by 78 (46) of 478 (16.32%)
(12)
Survive the trip to the Enchant Under the Sea Dance.
You'll Be Back In Time!
 
won by 67 (36) of 478 (14.02%)
(70)
Finish the game, whether you make it to 1985 or not!
Saturday, November 12th, 10-oh-4 PM
 
won by 53 (25) of 478 (11.09%)
(173)
Successfully travel BACK to the FUTURE!
Give Me a Pepsi Free
 
won by 100 (62) of 478 (20.92%)
(10)
Complete the mini-game at Lou's Cafe.
If You Wanna Pepsi Pal, Yer Gonna Pay for It
 
won by 63 (33) of 478 (13.18%)
(29)
Get a PERFECT 99 score at Lou's Cafe!
Isn't He A Dream Boat?
 
won by 82 (48) of 478 (17.15%)
(12)
Complete the mini-game at the High School.
That's the POWER of Love!
 
won by 64 (34) of 478 (13.39%)
(29)
Get a PERFECT 99 score at the High School!
You Know That New Sound You're Looking For?
 
won by 76 (46) of 478 (15.90%)
(13)
Complete the mini-game at the Dance, with new music!
I Think You Mean Johnny Be GREAT, Scott
 
won by 38 (32) of 478 (7.95%)
(46)
Never miss ANY music note at the dance!
Marty! Take This Bowling Ball!
 
won by 337 (207) of 478 (70.50%)
(0)
Pick up a bowling ball for the first time.
Hey Kid, Let Me Borrow Your Skateboard
 
won by 243 (165) of 478 (50.84%)
(0)
Pick up a skateboard for the first time.
The Armed Mobile Time Devourer
 
won by 77 (45) of 478 (16.11%)
(12)
After cafe, finish entire stage with skateboard and bowling ball.
Jump, JUMP! For My Love
 
won by 76 (54) of 478 (15.90%)
(25)
After cafe, jump at the end of a stage to get 900 points.
Extreme Street Skate Bowling
 
won by 131 (90) of 478 (27.41%)
(17)
Successfully strike a set of bowling pins.
Consider the Repercussions of Time Travel!
 
won by 39 (28) of 478 (8.16%)
(43)
Finish the cafe with less than 20,000 points.
You Must Not Leave This House
 
won by 27 (20) of 478 (5.65%)
(62)
Finish the school with less than 40,000 points.
You Must Not See or Talk to Anybody
 
won by 31 (21) of 478 (6.49%)
(52)
Finish the dance with less than 70,000 points.
And Most Definitely Do Not Date Your Parents
 
won by 38 (22) of 478 (7.95%)
(46)
Drive off in the DeLorean with less than 100,000 points.
Knowing Too Much About Your Own Destiny
 
won by 99 (62) of 478 (20.71%)
(20)
After the cafe, finish a stage without dying.
Roads? Where We're Gaming, We Don't Need ROADS.
 
won by 27 (15) of 478 (5.65%)
(284)
Future or Bust, finish the game without dying once!
Starting the Butterfly Effect
 
won by 118 (76) of 478 (24.69%)
(18)
Earn 25,000 points!
Perturbed Space-Time Continuum
 
won by 99 (61) of 478 (20.71%)
(21)
Earn 50,000 points!
Creating a Time Paradox
 
won by 83 (50) of 478 (17.36%)
(60)
Earn 75,000 points!
Committing Grand Dad Paradox
 
won by 74 (50) of 478 (15.48%)
(132)
Earn 100,000 points!
Lament of the Former Kingpin, Marty McFly
 
won by 37 (29) of 478 (7.74%)
(47)
After the school, complete an entire stage without the bowling ball.
Quantum Foam Makes Me Roam
 
won by 49 (39) of 478 (10.25%)
(36)
After the school, complete an entire stage without a skateboard.
Don't Run OUTTA TIME
 
won by 80 (47) of 478 (16.74%)
(24)
After the school, collect 30 clocks in a single stage!
If Only I Had More Time
 
won by 340 (231) of 478 (71.13%)
(10)
Collect 100 total clocks!
I Got All The Time I Want
 
won by 108 (73) of 478 (22.59%)
(49)
Collect 250 total clocks!
I GOT A TIME MACHINE
 
won by 60 (44) of 478 (12.55%)
(76)
Collect 500 total clocks!
So Precious, Little Time
 
won by 81 (48) of 478 (16.95%)
(24)
After the school, never shoot a clock during a single stage!
Time Circuits Are Waiting Warmly...
 
won by 390 (241) of 478 (81.59%)
(5)
In stage 1-1, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
A Soul As Kind as Chuck Berry
 
won by 329 (220) of 478 (68.83%)
(5)
In stage 1-2, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Lovestruck by a Tomboyish Criminal
 
won by 264 (181) of 478 (55.23%)
(5)
In stage 1-3, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Centennial Scarborough Fair for Hula-Hoop Girls
 
won by 282 (196) of 478 (59.00%)
(5)
In stage 1-4, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
The Fantastic Ballad of Davy Crockett
 
won by 89 (57) of 478 (18.62%)
(11)
In stage 2-1, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Guys and Dolls Judgment
 
won by 94 (60) of 478 (19.67%)
(10)
In stage 2-2, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Capitol Records of Flowers in the Sky
 
won by 92 (59) of 478 (19.25%)
(11)
In stage 2-3, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Marty Shoots Not A Single Girl, Til When?
 
won by 88 (57) of 478 (18.41%)
(11)
In stage 2-4, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Death To All But This Girl
 
won by 70 (44) of 478 (14.64%)
(13)
In stage 3-1, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Retribution for the Eternal Time Loop
 
won by 79 (47) of 478 (16.53%)
(12)
In stage 3-2, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Flight Of The Bowling Ball Skater
 
won by 72 (46) of 478 (15.06%)
(13)
In stage 3-3, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Voyage 1955, Hula-Hoop Victim
 
won by 70 (46) of 478 (14.64%)
(27)
In stage 3-4, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Because Princess Hula-Hoop is Shooting Me
 
won by 61 (36) of 478 (12.76%)
(31)
In stage 4-1, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Dork Side of Space-Time Continuum
 
won by 63 (35) of 478 (13.18%)
(30)
In stage 4-2, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Lullaby of a Deserted Video Game
 
won by 60 (35) of 478 (12.55%)
(31)
In stage 4-3, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Solar Powered Evening Time Travel - Mr. Fusion
 
won by 54 (31) of 478 (11.30%)
(86)
In stage 4-4, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Gone in 10 Seconds of 88 MILES PER HOUR
 
won by 27 (17) of 478 (5.65%)
(142)
Maintain 65 to 88 MPH for about ten seconds!
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Recent comment(s):
28 Nov 12:15 2015
hopefully there will never be achievements for this game, that way nobody will ever have a reason to play it
5 Jan 17:21 2017
Well, I have to make achievements for this game. It's been requested several times, and several people have given up on it, so it must be done. I'm sorry!
5 Jan 21:24 2017
Great Scott!
6 Jan 0:50 2017
I know, it's heavy.
18 Jan 22:08 2017
I'm glad the developers created the 'Mute Music' cheat: Pause, hold b then unpause while holding b. :D
19 Jan 2:24 2017
Yup, and then you can just play the top-down-shooter music of your choice in place of it. =D
26 Jan 10:47 2017
This game's music is ear cancer.. thanks sireture for the fix, but overall, just avoid this game.
13 Feb 12:16 2017
FUCK THIS GAMETHIS GAME IS STILL HORRIBLE
20 Jun 3:06 2017
this game is horrible
27 Jun 19:33 2017
Oh boi
25 Jul 2:39 2017
I came here for reassurance. I couldnt be the only one who thinks this game is garbage. How come great movies in the 80s had so many shit games?
29 Sep 7:07 2017
Touhou icons...? o.O
6 Jun 6:32 2018
I Think You Mean Johnny Be GREAT, Scott (10) (42)Never miss ANY music note at the dance!Not Work!!!!!
18 Aug 9:06 2019
Why this terrible game merits 600 points is beyond my understanding, especially when 120 of those points are tied up in not hitting a specific type of enemy for no real reason.
27 Aug 22:48 2019
I Think You Mean Johnny Be Great, Scott(10) not working
18 Feb 23:52 2020
MASTERED!!! 200%

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