ScrewAttack takes a look back as Astyanax — by Jaleco (1989)– for the NES, in this Video Game Vault segment. Continue reading to watch.

Most of the sprites are unusually large and detailed for a mid-generation NES game, although this results in slowdown, flicker, and some questionable hit detection. The hit detection, object size and game physics make falling in pits a particularly high risk if hit when jumping