The Terminator is a Terminator game for the NES platform had been in development since 1989. Sunsoft's game, Journey to Silius, was originally conceived as a game based on the original film. The license expired during production, and the final game altered its graphics and created its own storyline. An NES game was eventually developed and released in December 1992. It is a side-scrolling platformer developed by Radical Entertainment and published by Mindscape and Bethesda Softworks. The player plays as Kyle Reese, starting in the future, with a gun and grenades, fighting Terminators. The game consists of platforming and driving stages. The game was criticized for its poor graphics and audio, and its extreme difficulty due to a lack of continues should the player lose all their lives.