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Video Game / Gilligan's Island

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Gilligan's Island is a 1990 Action-Adventure game for NES, made by Bandai and based on the television series of the same name.

You play as Skipper, and Gilligan has to lead Skipper to certain areas. In each level, the millionaire and his wife, The Movie Star, the Professor, and Mary Ann each give out clues and missions, including a blue club for boss fights. There are also items such as bananas to restore the player's energy, rope to teleport Gilligan back to Skipper, and hourglasses to increase the time.

This game can now be played online here.


This game contains examples of:

  • Be Careful What You Wish For: At the end of the game, the castaways end up at the Ice Cream Mountain. It's a disappointment. And leaves out a message that reads Will the castaways ever get out of this deserted island? Stay tuned!.
  • Bears Are Bad News: The game has four area bosses, and one of them is simply an angry bear.
  • Dem Bones: A skeleton is another one of the game's bosses.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Playing as Skipper, a punch is the default way of dealing with your enemies.
  • The Load: True to the show, Gilligan is one. You'll frequently need to rescue him from the deep holes he keeps managing to fall into.
  • Timed Mission: When Gilligan is lost somewhere, your timer will lower to two minutes. The timer is restored upon Gilligan being found.


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