The Video Game Project

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Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves

Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves - Game BoyRobin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a console game released in 1991 for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy developed by Sculptured Software, Inc. and Bits Studios, respectively, and published by Virgin Games, Inc. It was based on the film of the same name. The game was featured as the cover game for the July 1991 issue of Nintendo Power magazine. However, this issue was notorious for the fact that the game was not released until 6 months after the issue was released.

Around the same time, a Robin Hood game was also featured in an episode of the animated series Captain N: The Game Master. It was almost certainly a reference to Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves because it was the only Robin Hood game released in the relevant time frame, but none of the characters ever make a reference to the Prince of Thieves subtitle, possibly due to rights issues. Similarily none of the Robin Hood characters in the episode resemble their counterparts from the film.

Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves - Game Boy - Front

Proto - Front

Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves - Game Boy - PCB

Proto - PCB

Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves - Game Boy - Back

Proto - Back