The Goonies for the famicom (and Playchoice 10) is like a much simpler version of the NES version, Goonies II. Once again you play as Mikey and have to rescue 6 goonie friends from their captivity. To progress a level, Mikey must collect 3 separate keys and 1 goonie from within skull doors by dropping bombs. However if you stand too close to a bomb, its blast will take you out. A health meter will slowly drop with attacks from enemies.
The main form of attack is kicking. Bombs and a slingshot (50 shots) also are used as weapons. Along the way other items can be found like diamonds (collecting 8 replenishes the life bar of Mikey), red and white potions to gain life, and a white cross that grants limited invincibility.
Unlike the obscure Goonies II plot, The Goonies follows the movie much more closely - showing references to notable scenes such as the boiling pipes, falling rock booby traps, a pirate ship, and even One-eyed Willy. Yep, Willy appears on screen every once and a while to travel across your path in hopes of giving Chester Copperpot a companion.
Overall, the famicom game is very enjoyable. Although the NES Goonies II is more complicated and graphically superior, the first Konami game is just as fun. A rendition of the famous Cyndi Lauper song is back too!