Battle Kid Stars in Upcoming NES Release

Tom Goldman

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Battle Kid Stars in Upcoming NES Release


NES game development continues on, with a new cartridge set to be released in early 2010.

Sivak Games, which appears to be a one man operation, has an NES game in development called Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril that isn't just another ROM hack. Battle Kid is a fully original creation that Sivak plans to release only as an NES cartridge sometime in January through RetroZone [http://retrousb.com/].

Comparing Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril to Mega Man is inevitable, though Battle Kid himself bears more of a resemblance to the main character from impossible indie platformer I Wanna Be The Guy [http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/]. From trying Battle Kid's demo, the game feels exactly like a mix between those two games as well.

Players will jump and shoot their way through around 550 different rooms, collecting items and fighting over 30 enemy types and at least 8 bosses. Completing harder difficulty settings will provide passwords that unlock features such as a boss rush mode. Sivak expects to charge around $30 for Battle Kid's cartridge, which will not come with a box but will be made out of brand new parts (not re-purposed NES cartridges) and colored a transparent green.

NES development may not be anything new, or old, or... well you know what I mean, but aside from some sprites which I don't care for Battle Kid looks like a new fun way to get some use out of that ancient NES you pretend you don't play Duck Hunt on everyday. It's at least a defiant jeer against the man who doesn't want us to play NES games anymore.

A ROM will not be released alongside Battle Kid's cartridge, as Sivak Games is under contract with the assembler of his cart to not do so while it's in development. It'll be old-school all the way for Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril.

(Via: Joystiq [http://www.joystiq.com/2009/12/28/battle-kid-fortress-of-peril-could-be-the-latest-nes-hit/])

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TheYellowCellPhone

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A new NES game?

They should've just released it on Wii Shop Channel. I know I'd probably buy it on Wii Shop, but I don't own an NES.
 

open trap

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I loved the old Nintendo games. The SNES was my favorite of all of them. Good times, good times.
 

Jared

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Wow, Now that is something. Goes to prove, its not all dead lol
 

MetaKnight19

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I'll have to dig out the old NES at somepoint, to enjoy this and all the other gems on the system
 

Donrad

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i thought this article was a joke until i read it, sounds awesome, ill think about ordering one!
 

Demoliboy2

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Is it just me, or does this resembles a lot the old MegaMan titles.

Either way, put it on the VC and i happily buy it
 

TraumaHound

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Just the reason I needed to dig my NES out of the garage. Well, that and so I can hang out with R.O.B. [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/issues/issue_225/6702-Notorious-R-O-B] again. :)
 

sabercrusader

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next year will definatly be the year when the nes gains power again.......sucks becuase i dont own an NES.
 
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Upcoming NES release?
Oh god, I have been sent back to early 90s by some freak space-time anomaly, and now I have to relive it all again. What´s worse, I don´t own my NES anymore. Help!
 

ParadoxBG

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I think I heard they're going to start remaking the consoles and putting them back on the market. And I'm glad! No console has ever reached its full potential, because they've always been so bullshit-tanled up in the Yak-damned generation wars. A review is called for, now that we've pretty much cracked our heads open on the graphics-realism ceiling.