For gamers who would rather relive the classic days of 2-D platformers, the forthcoming Android and iOS title Venture Kid looks a sight to behold.
With an obvious debt to the Mega Man series, and graphics straight out of the 8-bit era, Venture Kid isn’t a port of an old game but an entirely new one — albeit aiming for an old school, pixelated aesthetic from a time when your typical mobile phone was the size of a brick.
The trailer can be seen here. And as good as it looks, according to Venture Kid publishers FDG Entertainment, this is early footage that has now been improved with added effects like parallax scrolling.
The finished release is on target for Q2 this year, and — provided it turns out as well as this trailer would indicate — this appears set to be an Android and iOS game highlight this year.
Watch out for a review as soon as we can get our hands on a copy.
- Source Touch Arcade