Sky Kid (NES)

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For guts and glory, for Bird Land!

The Mekazukin army has put the peaceful country of Bird Land in their crosshairs, and initiated an all-out invasion. It is up to the "sky kids" to end their tyranny. Guide fellow friends and rivals, Baron and Max, to a battle in the skies in one or two-player action. Pilot their planes up and down against an arsenal of ground and air forces. In each mission, grab the bomb located in the level to then drop on an enemy fortress. Then land safely on the runway to proceed to the next level. Keep a steady hand and your eye on the target! Save the good people of Bird Land, and bring back glory and honor!

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Wii U eShop Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Dylan Newcome

Bombs away

Originally an arcade game, the 1986 Namco NES title Sky Kid draws hard battle lines from the start, though exactly who the warring parties are is unclear. This quirky game is iconic of Namco's early days and even earned a song and a cameo in Super Smash...

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3DS eShop Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Morgan Sleeper

Heavy Weather

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Virtual Console Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

We're not kidding

Sky Kid is a NES port of the arcade game with the same name. You play as the Red Baron or Blue Max, both famous World War I pilots. Your mission is to fly through hordes of enemy formations, pick up a bomb, and drop it on the enemy's headquarters or main...

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User Comments (27)



blackknight77 said:

Is this the first Sunsoft game for the VC? Maybe they will put out Blaster Master and Batman

One can only hope



Drake said:

Super Fantasy Zone (Also coming soon) was also developed by Sunsoft, so we should be seeing more Sunsoft games soon.



Adamant said:

Haha, I love the American cover art. So incredibly unfitting for such a cute game.
Never was a big fan of this, though. It's okay-ish.



Bass_X0 said:

when i was a young kid, i used to play games based on the packaging artwork alone. if it looked cartoony, I'd play it. if it looked grown up and serious, i wouldn't.



KhaoShar said:

This is suposed to be 'The Legendary Red Baron'?! If the late Herr von Richthofen could see this he'd do barrel-rolls in his grave, I tell you

Even in times of the NES there would have been better way to honor WW1's reckless heroes in theyr flying coffins.



Herandar said:

Well, the Red Baron didn't bomb the Statue of Liberty or fight off Alien UFOs, did he? This is a very fun game, unconcerned with the realities of war and aerial combat.



KhaoShar said:

Well, I don't know about UFOs (maybe 'foo-fighters' were not only a phenomena of WW2?), but I think it's safe to say that no hunting airplane in WW1 was able to cross the atlantic ocean to attack Lady Liberty on it's own.



PoisonRamune said:

One of my favorite NES (and arcade) games... I remember playing this with my dad quite a bit as a kid. I think I'll be getting some points later today to get this guy.



riggah19 said:

Horrible review, I usually agree but this is horrible. Game should have 4/5 stars.



Drake said:

You're fine to disagree with my score, but all reviewers here pretty much agree that this game isn't worth it anymore.



DrewBledsoe said:

This is one of those many titles that if you played it as a kid, you'll have fond memories of it today. However if this is your first time playing it.....you'll probably find that it seems dated and repetitive.

I just discovered that there are 26 different levels, and if you destroy the mother ship on the final stage you get a "happy ending." Levels 8,16, and 24 are the bonus target levels.

Also there is a hidden continue feature. After you die, if you hold left and down on controller two at the title screen and hit start on controller one, you'll start from the last level you died on.



Kreegs07 said:

This review did not do this game justice. I had so much fun playing this game with my dad or a friend. It is a fun arcade game that is one of the better 2 player co-op experiances that doesnt take up your whole afternoon. The music is damn catchy though. It is a good laugh when your buddy crashes into the enemy base or ship!



Corbs said:

Unless you just have fond memories of this from the 8-bit era, you'd probably better pass. This game gets repetitive very quickly. I think a 2/5 was fairly generous. And this is coming from someone who actually owned this game back in the NES days.



tatemon555 said:

I disagree with the review!!!
It's my fave Namco game (ya, thats right, more than Pac-Man), and it plays perfectly, has unique ideas, and is loads of fun.



Kreegs07 said:

Ok I just played this game yesterday with a friend and we had so much fun. Seriously this game is great for two players so you better have a friend around

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