Forgot password?
login to RetroAchievements:
User: 
Pass: 

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 (1873) points.
Authors: MGNS8M (50).

 
You're George McFly!
 
won by 431 (280) of 697 (61.84%)
(5)
Survive the trip to Lou's Cafe. Good job.
Are You Saying My Mom Has The Hots For Me?
 
won by 146 (84) of 697 (20.95%)
(10)
Survive the trip to the High School.
Do You Mind If We Park For A While?
 
won by 118 (64) of 697 (16.93%)
(12)
Survive the trip to the Enchant Under the Sea Dance.
You'll Be Back In Time!
 
won by 96 (43) of 697 (13.77%)
(70)
Finish the game, whether you make it to 1985 or not!
Saturday, November 12th, 10-oh-4 PM
 
won by 78 (29) of 697 (11.19%)
(168)
Successfully travel BACK to the FUTURE!
Give Me a Pepsi Free
 
won by 153 (87) of 697 (21.95%)
(9)
Complete the mini-game at Lou's Cafe.
If You Wanna Pepsi Pal, Yer Gonna Pay for It
 
won by 88 (43) of 697 (12.63%)
(30)
Get a PERFECT 99 score at Lou's Cafe!
Isn't He A Dream Boat?
 
won by 124 (68) of 697 (17.79%)
(11)
Complete the mini-game at the High School.
That's the POWER of Love!
 
won by 88 (44) of 697 (12.63%)
(30)
Get a PERFECT 99 score at the High School!
You Know That New Sound You're Looking For?
 
won by 113 (62) of 697 (16.21%)
(12)
Complete the mini-game at the Dance, with new music!
I Think You Mean Johnny Be GREAT, Scott
 
won by 76 (49) of 697 (10.90%)
(34)
Never miss ANY music note at the dance!
Marty! Take This Bowling Ball!
 
won by 503 (295) of 697 (72.17%)
(0)
Pick up a bowling ball for the first time.
Hey Kid, Let Me Borrow Your Skateboard
 
won by 363 (232) of 697 (52.08%)
(0)
Pick up a skateboard for the first time.
The Armed Mobile Time Devourer
 
won by 116 (61) of 697 (16.64%)
(12)
After cafe, finish entire stage with skateboard and bowling ball.
Jump, JUMP! For My Love
 
won by 104 (72) of 697 (14.92%)
(26)
After cafe, jump at the end of a stage to get 900 points.
Extreme Street Skate Bowling
 
won by 206 (127) of 697 (29.56%)
(16)
Successfully strike a set of bowling pins.
Consider the Repercussions of Time Travel!
 
won by 60 (36) of 697 (8.61%)
(40)
Finish the cafe with less than 20,000 points.
You Must Not Leave This House
 
won by 39 (25) of 697 (5.60%)
(58)
Finish the school with less than 40,000 points.
You Must Not See or Talk to Anybody
 
won by 44 (26) of 697 (6.31%)
(51)
Finish the dance with less than 70,000 points.
And Most Definitely Do Not Date Your Parents
 
won by 53 (25) of 697 (7.60%)
(45)
Drive off in the DeLorean with less than 100,000 points.
Knowing Too Much About Your Own Destiny
 
won by 150 (87) of 697 (21.52%)
(20)
After the cafe, finish a stage without dying.
Roads? Where We're Gaming, We Don't Need ROADS.
 
won by 42 (18) of 697 (6.03%)
(264)
Future or Bust, finish the game without dying once!
Starting the Butterfly Effect
 
won by 180 (108) of 697 (25.82%)
(18)
Earn 25,000 points!
Perturbed Space-Time Continuum
 
won by 144 (83) of 697 (20.66%)
(21)
Earn 50,000 points!
Creating a Time Paradox
 
won by 122 (69) of 697 (17.50%)
(59)
Earn 75,000 points!
Committing Grand Dad Paradox
 
won by 99 (62) of 697 (14.20%)
(139)
Earn 100,000 points!
Lament of the Former Kingpin, Marty McFly
 
won by 51 (40) of 697 (7.32%)
(47)
After the school, complete an entire stage without the bowling ball.
Quantum Foam Makes Me Roam
 
won by 73 (57) of 697 (10.47%)
(35)
After the school, complete an entire stage without a skateboard.
Don't Run OUTTA TIME
 
won by 119 (67) of 697 (17.07%)
(24)
After the school, collect 30 clocks in a single stage!
If Only I Had More Time
 
won by 501 (325) of 697 (71.88%)
(10)
Collect 100 total clocks!
I Got All The Time I Want
 
won by 162 (101) of 697 (23.24%)
(48)
Collect 250 total clocks!
I GOT A TIME MACHINE
 
won by 84 (61) of 697 (12.05%)
(78)
Collect 500 total clocks!
So Precious, Little Time
 
won by 124 (68) of 697 (17.79%)
(23)
After the school, never shoot a clock during a single stage!
Time Circuits Are Waiting Warmly...
 
won by 563 (335) of 697 (80.77%)
(5)
In stage 1-1, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
A Soul As Kind as Chuck Berry
 
won by 479 (307) of 697 (68.72%)
(5)
In stage 1-2, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Lovestruck by a Tomboyish Criminal
 
won by 383 (254) of 697 (54.95%)
(5)
In stage 1-3, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Centennial Scarborough Fair for Hula-Hoop Girls
 
won by 426 (277) of 697 (61.12%)
(5)
In stage 1-4, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
The Fantastic Ballad of Davy Crockett
 
won by 133 (78) of 697 (19.08%)
(10)
In stage 2-1, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Guys and Dolls Judgment
 
won by 142 (84) of 697 (20.37%)
(10)
In stage 2-2, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Capitol Records of Flowers in the Sky
 
won by 143 (84) of 697 (20.52%)
(10)
In stage 2-3, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Marty Shoots Not A Single Girl, Til When?
 
won by 130 (81) of 697 (18.65%)
(11)
In stage 2-4, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Death To All But This Girl
 
won by 107 (64) of 697 (15.35%)
(13)
In stage 3-1, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Retribution for the Eternal Time Loop
 
won by 119 (67) of 697 (17.07%)
(12)
In stage 3-2, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Flight Of The Bowling Ball Skater
 
won by 104 (63) of 697 (14.92%)
(13)
In stage 3-3, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Voyage 1955, Hula-Hoop Victim
 
won by 103 (63) of 697 (14.78%)
(26)
In stage 3-4, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Because Princess Hula-Hoop is Shooting Me
 
won by 89 (46) of 697 (12.77%)
(30)
In stage 4-1, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Dork Side of Space-Time Continuum
 
won by 91 (43) of 697 (13.06%)
(29)
In stage 4-2, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Lullaby of a Deserted Video Game
 
won by 84 (42) of 697 (12.05%)
(32)
In stage 4-3, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Solar Powered Evening Time Travel - Mr. Fusion
 
won by 79 (37) of 697 (11.33%)
(84)
In stage 4-4, never attack a hula-hoop girl!
Gone in 10 Seconds of 88 MILES PER HOUR
 
won by 36 (19) of 697 (5.16%)
(148)
Maintain 65 to 88 MPH for about ten seconds!
💬Official forum topic

Recent comment(s):
28 Nov 2015
12:15
hopefully there will never be achievements for this game, that way nobody will ever have a reason to play it
5 Jan 2017
17:21
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 2017
21:24
Great Scott!
6 Jan 2017
0:50
I know, it's heavy.
18 Jan 2017
22:08
I'm glad the developers created the 'Mute Music' cheat: Pause, hold b then unpause while holding b. :D
19 Jan 2017
2:24
Yup, and then you can just play the top-down-shooter music of your choice in place of it. =D
26 Jan 2017
10:47
This game's music is ear cancer.. thanks sireture for the fix, but overall, just avoid this game.
13 Feb 2017
12:16
FUCK THIS GAMETHIS GAME IS STILL HORRIBLE
20 Jun 2017
3:06
this game is horrible
27 Jun 2017
19:33
Oh boi
25 Jul 2017
2:39
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 2017
7:07
Touhou icons...? o.O
6 Jun 2018
6:32
I Think You Mean Johnny Be GREAT, Scott (10) (42)Never miss ANY music note at the dance!Not Work!!!!!
18 Aug 2019
9:06
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 2019
22:48
I Think You Mean Johnny Be Great, Scott(10) not working
18 Feb 2020
23:52
MASTERED!!! 200%
11 Mar 2021
0:43
The best game ever made. Anybody who says otherwise is lying.
12 May 2021
17:19
This set is better than this game deserves.

Box Art

How Do I Play?

RetroAchievements provides emulators for your PC where you can earn achievements while you play games!

"...like Xbox Live™ for emulation!"

Download an emulator for your chosen console, find some ROMs and join the fun!

Friends

Compare to your friend:

Compare with any user:
 

Achievement Distribution

High Scores

PosUserMastery Date
1emilio15552021-09-22 02:14:27
2snowSensei2021-09-17 15:07:29
3Zio2021-07-26 13:42:47
4psyduck2020-09-01 08:45:26
5Xymjak2020-07-23 10:49:14
6SpAzArDoUs2020-02-18 23:29:12
7Annonith2019-11-22 22:22:33
8LordArchantos2018-11-15 22:02:15
9TheBatman2018-09-13 04:35:45
10Kuluk012017-10-29 10:10:37

Leaderboards

Score submits with the DeLorean leaving, whether you make it or not!
HippopotamusRex159930