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- This is the first game in the Wolverine series. For other games in the series see the Wolverine category.
Wolverine is an action video game developed by Software Creations and published by LJN for the NES, and was released exclusively in North America in 1991. It is a licensed game based on the Marvel Comics super-hero of the same name, as well as the X-Men.
The player controls Wolverine through various stages in an effort to defeat the villains. Other X-Men characters, such as Jubilee, Havok, and Psylocke, are hidden in secret rooms throughout the levels and offer advice or aid if found.
Wolverine's basic moves are jumping, ducking, punching, and kicking. He can bring out his legendary powerful claws, but every time the claws are used his energy is depleted. Energy is regained by consuming food and beverages, such as hamburgers and soft drinks. Unlike many other NES games, where the player character is given a grace period of invulnerability after sustaining damage, Wolverine's energy is simply drained for as long as he is in contact with an enemy or hazard.