''Journey to Silius'' is a side-scrolling action game by Creator/{{Sunsoft}} released for the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem in 1990. ''Silius'' was originally slated to be based on the Creator/JamesCameron film ''Film/TheTerminator'', but Sunsoft lost the license before its scheduled release date. Sunsoft decided to continue development rather than canceling their hard work. As it turned out, ''Journey to Silius'' became a cult-classic, while later NES games that carried the ''Terminator'' license [[VindicatedByHistory are all but forgotten]].

!!Tropes of this game:
* AutoScrollingLevel: The final stage.
* BattleshipRaid: The penultimate boss.
* BottomlessPits: They're here and there.
* ChainReactionDestruction: Bosses tend to do that.
* CoresAndTurretsBoss: Third boss.
* DownTheDrain: Stage 2.
* EternalEngine: The last two stages, which include most of the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou stock deathtraps]].
* FlashOfPain: Pink ones in this case.
* JapaneseRanguage: You were most likely supposed to be journeying to Si'''r'''ius.
* KingMook: The sub-bosses of Stage 3 and 4 are upgrades of the missile batteries and the "[=HumpBots=]", respectively, and the FinalBoss is a giant version of the tall MechaMooks from Stage 3.
* MagicFloppyDisk: They're in the future too.
* MarketBasedTitle: Known as ''Rough World'' in Japan. Often mistakenly called "Raf World" since "Rough" is spelled ''rʌf'' (the middle letter being a turned v). Jay also has a more normally-proportioned head and wears futuristic armor in this version (like he does in the European release).
* NewGamePlus: A very backhanded example, since the only things that carry over are your health and ammo, which remain at whatever levels they were when you defeated the final boss.
* NintendoHard: The game's only five stages long, but has a rather steep difficulty curve.
* PersonalSpaceInvader: "[=HumpBot=]".
* SentryGun: Some of the turrets.
* [[StealthSequel Stealth Prequel]]: To ''Chō Wakusei Senki Metafight'', the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/BlasterMaster''. ''Rough World'' is set in the year 0373 of the space calendar, while ''Metafight'' is set in 2052 of the same calendar.