A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Movie: The Game: The Instruction Manual

by Rory

A Nightmare on Elm Street Title Screen

I might have rented this game from Superior Video back in the day. Look at that title screen. It’s terrifying. I have a couple of things to share tonight including a scan of the original manual for the game. If you think the game sounds bad just wait for the manual.

The Angry Video Game Nerd takes a dump on the game. Literally. That kind of reception makes me think he actually enjoyed it quite a bit.

It’s a classic AVGN nerd review. Now that we’ve had an entertaining overview of the game, check out the manual. Here are some highlights. Or lowlights.

Elm Street Dream Warriors

Don’t wanna dream no more!! (thank you, Dokken)

Elm Street Shadow Warrior

Wait, what? A Shadow Warrior? It looks more like a teenager in black sweats and a ski mask.

Elm Street Acrobat Necromancer

An acrobat? Did LJN find these graphics in a clip art book? The Necromancer looks like she’s wearing a robe made of children’s bed sheets, which makes sense considering they fight Freddy in the dream world. She also looks like she’s about to sneeze.

Elm Street Bad News

As if the bad news about this game was not already apparent, the developers kindly included this handy appendix. The clip art here looks like it came from the Halloween section. The image of Freddy is clearly a modified image of a normal person with his head changed and the gloved hand placed behind him. Clever.

Skelos: Invisible vending machine!
Bogle: My brother was in Labyrinth!
Deathwing: Puny mortals! I have had many names throughout history, all of them spoken with dread: Neltharion, Xaxas, and many more. Yet you shall know me best as Deathwing, for so I am! I am the bane of life, the darkness within history, the lord of death, the master of destruction. And I tell you now, and so it is true, that this world is mine!

A Nightmare on Elm Street Instruction Manual (PDF)