Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man is a video game published in 1983 by Mattel Electronics for Intellivision and Atari 2600. It is the first MOTU video game ever produced. While we’re on the subject — CAN I PLEASE GET A NEW MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE VIDEO GAME ?!?!?! Can you imagine a He-Man game done God of War-style?
Anyway, from what I’ve seen and played, He-Man games are pretty bad. And I don’t mean “bad” in the urban slang manner. I mean bad as in lame. This one definitely appears to be no different, thus keeping the bar low for all MOTU games to follow.
The object of the game is to reach Castle Grayskull and ultimately defeat Skeletor. It’s part side-scrolling shooter as you’re cruising in the Wind Raider fighting off fireballs and dropping bombs on Skeletor’s head (BTW – Skeletor is crazy fast to be keeping up with the Wind Raier on these levels). The second part of the game, I don’t know what you’d call it, but you try to make your way to the right side of the screen as Skeletor allegedly throws lighting bolts at you (personally, I think they look like spinning octopi). Once you reach Skeletor, you engaged in a comical sword fight.
Despite how mediocre the game is, if I owned an Atari 2600 or Intellivision this would be a cool collector’s item to have. But even then, I couldn’t bring myself to spend $75 on a “new & sealed” copy like the one that is being offered on eBay.
If you ever wanted to watch 15 minutes of Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man gameplay on Intellivision, you’re in luck: