Quantcast
Make room on your shelf for Battle Kid, a new NES game - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Make room on your shelf for Battle Kid, a new NES game


11:00 PM on 12.28.2009



Confession time: I spent my holiday weekend playing Final Fantasy II. So I understand if, even in this age of bump mapping, lens flares, and bloom lighting, you feel the need to play games lacking in polygons (or level design that values rote memorization more than critical thinking -- I'm looking at you, Mega Man!). To that end, let me introduce you to Sivak Games' Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril, the newest addition to the Nintendo Entertainment System's already-formidable library.

Even though Battle Kid might have the best name ever, I doubt Nintendo stamped its seal of quality on the game. Nevertheless, for what amounts to homebrew development, Battle Kid isn't a bad deal. It comes on a brand-new, playable cartridge with new chips and motherboards and the works. And, hey, the character sprites excluded, Battle Kid looks really nice; I especially like the backgrounds.

Battle Kid is being sold through RetroZone, purveyors of "new tech for old school gamers." If some of RetroZone's other offerings are a good gauge, you might expect to pay anywhere between $30 and $45 for Battle Kid when it becomes available next month. Whether a cartridge and the authentic feel of an NES controller in your hands is worth $30 is up to you, but, for my part (and I hate to be a scrooge), I think Sivak might be better served by digital distribution. At the very least, you have to admire them: Battle Kid is obviously a labor of love.

Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril could be the next NES hit [Joystiq]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Indie

3:00 PM on 11.24.2014
Hatoful Boyfriend soars to PS4 and Vita in early 2015

Pigeon dating simulator Hatoful Boyfriend is flapping on over to PS4 and Vita early next year, Sony and indie publisher Devolver Digital announced today. "All y'all PlayStation nerds need to stop waiting for The Last Guardia...more



9:00 PM on 11.23.2014
Framed is Metal Gear Solid's Hideo Kojima's game of the year

I don't have anything that I can use to play iOS games, which is bad for me, because it means I can't play Framed. The recently released game has garnered many accolades over the last couple years and added to that total yes...more



2:45 PM on 11.23.2014
Meet the creator of Sportsball, the 2nd best 4-player combat game on the Wii U

[Update: Show's over folks! We'll have the rerun up later in the week. Here's the latest Sportsball strategy profile in the meantime.] The new Smash Bros. is fantastic, but it's not the only 4-player arena-based competitive ...more



View all Indie






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more