Battle Kid Stars in Upcoming NES Release

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.

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. 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)

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...awesome

Just... awesome

EDIT: Download Demo here

Wait, they still make them?

Or is this a once-off thing?

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.

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

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

Freaking awesomely freaky. Now do some SNES games please :P

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

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

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

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. again. :)

Hmmmm...wonder if it plays on a PAL NES.....

I hope so, cos that game don't look half bad!

GamingAwesome1:
Hmmmm...wonder if it plays on a PAL NES.....

I hope so, cos that game don't look half bad!

It does, but at 5/6 speed.

So? they're still releasing Dreamcast games why not a new NES?

looks allot like megaman (not in a bad way)

Power to the NES!

next year will definatly be the year when the nes gains power again.......sucks becuase i dont own an NES.

wow, that looks very difficult.

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!

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.

Incredible Bullshitting Man:
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!

Are you sure you want to time travel?

As much as I appreciate what they're doing here...
I still can't help but think, what's the point?

Random argument man:

Incredible Bullshitting Man:
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!

Are you sure you want to time travel?

It´s not exactly me wanting to travel back in time; More like, Father Time decided to take me for a ride.

So, happy new year to you.

What the fuck?

Is this guy insane or something? Just release it on Wii Shop Channel.

Incredible Bullshitting Man:

Random argument man:

Incredible Bullshitting Man:
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!

Are you sure you want to time travel?

It´s not exactly me wanting to travel back in time; More like, Father Time decided to take me for a ride.

So, happy new year to you.

So you got Father time on your side.......Oh well, I'll ask Dr. Manhattan tomorow if he wants to join the evil league of evil arguments.

Happy new years and decade to you too!

People are going to love it just because its a nes. Looks like a boring IWBTGish hard boring platformer...

Great, just great. Another nostalgia wank fest from an idiot who thinks spending a long, hard time making a game exclusively for a console very few gamers own which ceased development twenty years ago will earn him any money or respect. Between this and that racing game recently released for the dreamcast...What's the bloody point?

This game looks pretty cool. And no comparison has ever been more apt than a cross between IWBTG and Mega Man.

Blanks:
So? they're still releasing Dreamcast games why not a new NES?

I remember reading they do that in Japan, but is there any other areas they still do that?

Interesting that the Nes shall get a new game, makes me feel all warm and stuff inside. I'm not going to bother getting it, seeing as the Nes is in anohter country and most likely dead, but I enjoy this news all the same.

Archemetis:
As much as I appreciate what they're doing here...
I still can't help but think, what's the point?

Yeah, it's not even real nostalgic fuel because the game's new, and will cost you thirty bucks.

He could have made a few sales if it was on PSN/wii shop or xbl. The fact that they contracted someone to produce NES carts and is selling it for $30 is pretty much an almost sure epic fail. If they break even I'll be suprised. In the vid there it looks like sprite rips from wood man, heat man, and crash man levels of Megaman 2. Kinda anyways.

The bosses though look pretty great, and difficult. I'm not liking the floaty jumps I'm seeing though.

Why can't Kabuki Quantum Fighter come to Wii...

I hope Angry Video Game Nerd takes a look at it and tells us what he thinks.

is this game been tested by nintendo?

Pegghead:
Great, just great. Another nostalgia wank fest from an idiot who thinks spending a long, hard time making a game exclusively for a console very few gamers own which ceased development twenty years ago will earn him any money or respect. Between this and that racing game recently released for the dreamcast...What's the bloody point?

The point is that it will earn him money (maybe not enough to turn a profit but some) and respect.

 

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