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''The Hunt For Red October'' is a video game adaptation of the [[Film/TheHuntForRedOctober movie of the same name]], developed by Creator/BeamSoftware and published by Creator/HiTechExpressions in 1991 for the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem, 1991-1992 on UsefulNotes/GameBoy, and 1993 on UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem.

The story is just about the same as the movie. You play as Marko Ramius, and he's supposed to take the submarine through trial run and naval tests, but he has different plans. He wants to lead the submarine to the US port, not that the Soviets will let him. They use the Red Fleet to track down and destroy the Red October. It's up to him to get the sub through safely.

There's a total of seven levels, at the end of each is a boss fight. The submarine can shoot limited missiles and unlimited torpedoes. It also needs power, which acts as fuel to survive. Some versions of the game have exclusive features. The NES version's final stage is a platformer, in which you try to stop saboteurs in the submarine, while the SNES version has bonus stages compatible with the Super Scope.

!!This game provides examples of:
* BonusStage: In the SNES version, there's a bonus stage in which you shoot enemies, optionally with a Super Scope.
* DenialOfDiagonalAttack: Averted, torpedoes can be shot diagonally.
* LicensedGame: To [[Film/TheHuntForRedOctober the film]], obviously.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: In the ending, "The Star-Spangled Banner" plays.
* SubStory: You play as the titular submarine.
* TimedMission: There's a time limit, though one second on the timer doesn't equal one second in real life.
* UnderTheSea: The whole and games take place underwater.
* WhenAllElseFailsGoRight: You can move left, but only slightly, and the screen won't scroll there. The screen only scrolls to the right.
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