Festers Quest! This is another NES game I played when I was a kid. I liked the creepy Adams Family and this game looked cool. I have never finished it, and I don't think I even got past the first level.
The story is brief. Fester watches aliens invade the city and I guess no survived accept his family. The city is empty accept hot-dog vendors. There are many aliens to shoot with what looks like a vacuum cleaner. Every enemy drops things, but you have to be careful. A blue "GUN" will upgrade your weapon but "RED" will downgrade. Some of the weapons make it harder to kill things since they hit walls and have odd patterns like swirling cannon balls. The aliens can also drop money you can use to buy stuff like hot-dogs.
You can get a whip I think, and there are a bunch of items, but I never figured out how to use any of them. I did not have the chance because the game is hard. When you move monsters spawn, and if you run they reappear. this is annoying when the frogs leap around your bullets and have to run away to kill them, but when you go back they are back.
If you have never played this game, I think you should try it. It is still hard much like all NES games were. I mean there is probably only hours of game-play, and to extend it they make you die and start over.
I give Festers Quest a 7 out of 10