For those who don't know, Sivak Games has released a brand new NES platformer via RetroZone which has completely sold out its initial launch quantity almost immediately after being listed for sale. Rest assured, RetroZone has stated that more carts are being produced and will be available for sale on the site shortly. Not too shabby for a $30 homebrew NES title being released almost two decades after the NES era ended.
As the game's storyline goes, upon hearing word of a SuperMech being built, your hero has been sent into action and must take on the ancient high-tech fortress in order to keep this weapon of mass destruction from being built.
In a game that is more than a little reminiscent of the classic 8-bit Mega Man titles, Battle Kid has a nice control feel to it and very challenging level designs. And with over 550 rooms, 30 different enemies, and 8 monstrous bosses to tackle, you'll never be at a loss for things to do, that's for sure.
We've got a cart of our own on its way and we'll have a full review of the game shortly after it arrives to us. While $30 is a bit steep for a homebrew NES title, it's still always a good idea to support those who are working hard to keep retro gaming alive and well.