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Video Games[]

Freddy's first video game appearance was in the Nintendo Entertainment System's 1989 game A Nightmare on Elm Street.[12] The game was published byLJN Toys and developed by Rare.

A second game for the Commodore 64 and DOS-based computers was also released in 1989 released by Monarch Software and developed by Westwood Associates.

Freddy Krueger appeared as a downloadable playable character for Mortal Kombat (2011), with Robert Englund reprising his role.[13] He has become the second non-Mortal Kombat character to appear in the game with the other being Kratos from the God of War series (who was an exclusive character for the PlayStation 3 version, while Freddy was available across all versions of the game). The game depicts Krueger as a malevolent spirit inhibating the Dream Realm who attacks Shao Kahn for "stealing" the souls of his potential victims. During the fight, he is pulled into the game's fictional depiction of the real world. The injured Krueger arms himself with two razor claws to continue to battle Kahn. Upon defeating him, Krueger is sent back to the Dream Realm by Nightwolf, where he continues to haunt the dreams of his human prey.[14] In an interview with PlayStation.Blog, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon cited the character's violent nature and iconic status as reasoning for the inclusion in the game, "Over the years, we’ve certainly had a number of conversations about guest characters. At one point, we had a conversation about having a group — imagine Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers, Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. We never got a grip on how we would do it, whether they’d be DLC characters or what. We also wanted to introduce a character who was unexpected. This DLC thing opens the doors to realizing these ideas."[15]Krueger went on to become playable in the mobile edition of the game's sequel,Mortal Kombat X, alongside Jason from Friday the 13th.[16] In October 2017, Krueger was released as a downloadable playable character in the seventh chapter of the asymmetric survival horror game Dead by Daylight, alongside Quentin Smith.[17]

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  1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (NES game)
  2. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1989 DOS/C64 Video Game)
  3. Terrordrome (Unofficial)
  4. Mortal Kombat (2011 Game)
  5. Mortal Kombat X (Mobile)
  6. Dead by Daylight (Reboot)

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