''Guerrilla War​'' (originally titled ''Guevara'' in Japan) is an overhead [[ActionGame run and gun]] game produced by SNK. It was released for arcades in 1987 as a coin-operated ArcadeGame. It was ported to the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum and the {{NES}} in 1988.

''Guerrilla War'' followed the adventures of two unnamed rebel commandos (UsefulNotes/CheGuevara and UsefulNotes/FidelCastro in the Japanese version) as they raid an unnamed Caribbean Island (Cuba in the original[[note]]The game was originally loosely based on the real life Cuban Revolution of the late 50s-early 60s[[/note]]) in order to free it from the rule of an unnamed tyrannical dictator (Fulgencio Batista). Along the way the players vanquish hordes of unnamed enemy soldiers (originally part of the Batista regime) while attempting to rescue hostages, collecting weapons from troopers and operating tanks.
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!! This game provides the following examples:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: One of the levels in the NES version, in which your characters are tossed inside by the Plow Brothers.
* BadassNormal: The final boss (Batista in the Japanese original). He spams missiles and bombs, and can take A LOT of damage before he goes down.
* BananaRepublic
* BottomlessMagazines: Only in the NES version, for both your gun and bombs.
* CollisionDamage: Touch a Mook and you will die. Unless you're in a tank, in which case they'll die (unless ''they're'' in a tank, in which case your tank will die).
* DeathByAdaptation: The BigBad [[KarmaHoudini escapes]] in the Arcade version of the game, but dies in the NES version.
* TheDragon: The Plow Brothers in the NES version.
* FireBreathingWeapon: The flamethrower, which can kill many enemies in a row.
* FlunkyBoss: The first boss in the arcade version is a commander who summons mooks to aid him. Most of the vehicle bosses also do this.
* HostageSpiritLink: Averted, although you do lose a lot of points if you accidentally gun one down.
* JungleJapes: Stage 1.
* KarmaHoudini: The BigBad in the arcade version manages to run away from the fight. In the NES version, you give him a well-deserved killing.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzhxFNDBTUo The Final Boss]].
* MadeOfIron: The Big Bad in the NES version can take more damage than a few tanks ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzhxFNDBTUo see here]]). WHAT.
* MultiMookMelee: The boss of the NES version's sewer stage is a lot of soldiers. You also fight one on the NES battleship level.
* OneHitPointWonder: Your character dies in one hit. If you're in a tank, it can take one explosive attack before you have to get out (or it explodes on you).
* [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed No Politicians Were Harmed]]: In the original Japanese release, the characters you use are UsefulNotes/CheGuevara and UsefulNotes/FidelCastro. We kid you not.
* RecurringBoss: The Plow Brothers and their plow. The tank-driving MiniBoss in the second stage may also count, as you fight a similar but stronger one as the boss.
* SmartBomb: A PowerUp in the NES version made your next grenade nuke all enemies on the screen.
* SpreadShot: The NES version's "S" weapon gives you a traditional spread shot, and the "T" weapon gives you a shrapnel rocket, which explodes into three shots after it hits an enemy or if it travels a specific distance.
** Some enemies will also use these on you.
* StalkedByTheBell: Stay too long in an area in the arcade version and the entire screen starts getting bombed until you lose a life.
* TankGoodness: As with IkariWarriors, you can ride in a tank, which is immune to regular bullets. However, a single explosive will put it out of commission. The same goes for enemies in tanks- you have to hit them with grenades or special weapons.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: The NES version has the Plow Brothers, two big burly men who ride a plow. The first time you destroy their plow, they toss your characters into a mine. Later, you encounter them in a city and they toss you into a sewer. You get your revenge when you fight their plow the second time, as they fail to get out before it explodes.
* UndergroundMonkey: Mostly averted with the regular soldiers, played straight with the enemy tanks.
* VehicularAssault: Most of the bosses.
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