Little Red Hood Cartridge

Little Red Hood is an unlicensed NES game made by Joy Van/Sachen in 1989 (at least in Taiwan and Australia). It is a "piggyback" cartridge, therefore requiring the player to plug in an official NES cart into the top port. This was a method by pirating game companies to override any security on the console that blocks hackware.


The game is extremely weird, confusing, random and frustrating. The stages can take anywhere from five minutes to a half hour to complete due to faulty game mechanics.

LRH Gameplay

The goal of Little Red Hood is to complete 10 maze - like levels to get to Grandmother. The player must kick palm trees and collect 12 cherries so you can wait for a staircase to appear in order to access the room where a key will randomly spawn. Once you get this key, another staircase will eventually spawn and the player can advance to the next level.

The music, graphics, controls and gameplay are notoriously bad and the game can be insanely cryptic (in one level, you cannot advance until you buy 1 invincibility potion and 3 slingshots from the in - game store). Rumor has it that the developers rushed development of the game in order to liquidate their inventory. This wouldn't be a surprise, as Little Red Hood is virtually unplayable.

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