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Old 10-15-2011, 04:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Retronauts: Super Bat Puncher

They've dogged your every step for a quarter of a century, knocking you into bottomless pits whenever your back was turned. Now it's payback.

It's exciting to finally take revenge on those flying pests, but smacking around bats isn't the only draw to Super Bat Puncher. It's also one of the rare fan-made titles for the Nintendo Entertainment System, a console which in spite of its popularity has been starved of homebrew releases. The quirky design of the NES and its reliance on performance-boosting memory mappers have made it a nightmare for would-be game designers, but the minds at MorphCat has braved that hostile environment to produce a strong title with an authentic 8-bit feel. Judging from the two level demo on the MorphCat web site, it doesn't quite match the quality of a top-shelf NES title, but its smart level design and tight physics can drop any Tengen or Color Dreams release with a single blow.

Super Bat Puncher sends Captain Roast, intrepid space hero and Hello Kitty stunt double, on a mission to purge the galaxy of sinister space bats. However, instead of arming himself with a rapid-fire laser bazooka or a surfboard-sized sword, his weapon of choice is a spring-loaded fist. Hey, the captain is brave, but nobody ever said he was bright! Luckily, this comedy prop not only packs enough power to flatten any enemy with a single punch, it can be upgraded to send Roast sailing over wide gaps and through crumbling walls. It's the same 'human key' play mechanic that's been a fixture in games since Metroid, but the designers have at least found ways to freshen up that old chestnut. A lesser developer would just give players a power-up that lets them punch through blocks' MorphCat has players bound off a wall first, turning Roast into a stone-shattering wrecking ball. It's not exactly intuitive, but it's certainly clever!

The game is only a quarter finished and it's already off to a great start. However, Super Bat Puncher could stand some tightening up before the final release. The dark, dreary graphics aren't a good match for the cartoony characters, boss battles are limited to swarms of tiny creatures, and the loose control sends Roast over the edges of cliffs a little too often. Nevertheless, the brief taste offered in the demo should make any old-school gamer hungry for the main course.



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Re: Retronauts: Super Bat Puncher

Pretty solid game. Only two levels so far though.
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Re: Retronauts: Super Bat Puncher

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Pretty solid game. Only two levels so far though.
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Quite fun, once you get used to it.
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