Howard the Duck is an action-adventure game based on the 1986 film of the same name. This Marvel Comics game was developed by Alternative Software and published by Activision. It was released in the same year as the film for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and Apple II consoles.
The Howard the Duck video game is a tie-in for the film, just like the movie, the game bombed after release. Most critics gave it negative scores, and the game failed to leave a lasting impression on players. With that being said, some critics consider Howard the Duck to be a hidden gem in Activision’s catalog.
Howard the Duck Premise
This movie-tie in-game is also known as Howard the Duck: Adventure on Volcano Island. The story of this game focuses on Howard attempting to save his best friends, Phil and Beverly, from the evil Overlord. Both of Howard’s friends have been taken to Volcano Island. Howard has parachuted onto Volcano Island and must collect resources through four levels before facing Overlord.
Howard the Duck Main Character
In this game, players control the titular Howard the Duck. Howard is a talking duck who usually wears a suit and tie and has a sarcastic attitude. Howard has been a relatively obscure Marvel Comics character since 1973. In recent years, Howard the Duck has returned to the public consciousness since his appearance in the 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy film.
Howard the Duck Series
Unfortunately, Howard the Duck did not do well enough to warrant a sequel or prequel. At the moment, Howard the Duck is a standalone game. The character of Howard has appeared in a number of other Marvel games. In these games, he appears as either a playable character or a supporting character. We’ve listed all of these games below.
- Howard the Duck (1986)
- Lego Marvel Super Heroes (2013)
- Marvel: Avengers Alliance (2012)
- Marvel: Contest of Champions (2014)
- Marvel Puzzle Quest (2013)
- Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 (2017)
- Ultimate Maver vs Capcom 3 (2011)
Howard the Duck Cheat Codes
Sadly for players, Howard the Duck does not have any cheat codes. It’s one of the few games from the 80s that doesn’t have any kind of cheat codes. Because Howard the Duck is a simple action-adventure game, cheat codes aren’t really needed. Players will need their own skills to save Howard’s friends from Volcano Island.
Howard the Duck Cheat Code FAQ
Does Howard the Duck have any cheat codes?
No, there are no available cheats in Howard the Duck for players to use.
The image featured at the top of this post is ©Howard the Duck splash screen.