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Encyclopedia > Guerilla war

are you looking for the political definition of guerilla war? Guerrilla (also called a partisan) is a term borrowed from Spanish (from guerra meaning war) used to describe small combat groups. ...

Guerilla War is a video game by SNK. It is an overhead shooter. A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... SNK is a Japanese video game company. ...

Originally released for arcades in 1987, Guerilla War followed the adventures of two unnamed rebel commandos as they raid an unnamed Carribian Island in order to free it from the rule of a tyrannical dictator. Along the way the players vanquish hordes of enemy soldiers while attempting to rescue hostages (with large score deductions for any hostages killed in the crossfire). 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The game holds the distinction of being the only commercially released game based on the exploits of a Marxist revolutionary (see section below).


The arcade edition, released by SNK in 1987, followed the highly successful format for overhead arcade shooters that SNK had pioneered with its landmark Ikari Warriors (1986). Using eight-way rotating joysticks, the game allowed players to move their character in one direction while rotating the joystick in order to shoot in another. The game was moderately successful, and spawned ports onto home video game systems. In 1988, SNK released home editions on the Commodore 64 home computer and the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)/Famicom 8-bit console. Because of the limits of the home console, the home editions did not have the rotating joysticks. However, the NES/Famicom editions proved to be very well adapted to the system and more popular than the arcade edition. The NES version's two-player simultaneous play, unlimited continues, and frantic action gave it an edge over its arcade predecessor. Notes First game to use rotary joysticks Ikari Warriors is a 1986 arcade game by SNK (manufactured in the United States by Tradewest). ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Commodore 64 (C64, CBM 64) was a popular home computer of the 1980s. ... The Nintendo Entertainment System (North America, Europe, and Australia) The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, is an 8-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe and Australia. ... The Nintendo Entertainment System (U.S., Europe, and Australia) NES redirects here. ... 8-bit refers to the number of bits used in the data bus of a computer. ...

The Ernesto "Che" Guevara Connection

The game is based on the exploits of revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and the defeat of the Batista regime in Cuba in the late 1950s. The original Japanese title of Guerilla War was Guevara. However, fearing extreme anti-Communist sentiments in the West, SNK did a regionalization of the game's dialogue and instruction manual for its US and European releases. The edition of Guevara released for the Japanese Famicom is a sought-after item for video game collectors. Che Guevara Dr. Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna ( June 14, 1928¹ – October 9, 1967), commonly known as Che Guevara, was an Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary and Cuban guerrilla leader. ... Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar General Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar (January 16, 1901–August 6, 1973) was the de facto leader of Cuba from 1933 to 1940 and the countrys official president from 1940 to 1944 and again from 1952 to 1959. ... In politics, regionalisation is a process of dividing a political entity — typically a country — into smaller regions, and transferring power from the central government to the regions. ...

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Review of the NES edition "Guerilla War" that clearly shows the Che Guevara connection.

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