Modern games inspired by classic 16-bit titles from the 90s are all the rage as of late. With the release of Freedom Planet for the Wii U eShop just around the corner, it appears a new game of a similar variety, titled – Spark the electric jester – is next in line for a potential release on the Wii U.
According to developer Felipe "LakeFeperd" Ribeiro Daneluz – the man behind Sonic fan creations, Sonic Before the Sequel & Sonic After the Sequel – provided the initial project on Kickstarter for Spark the electric jester is successful and released on Windows & Mac, including the Steam platform via Greenlight, one of the first goals after this will be to get the game ported over to an engine like Unity, where porting it to console will become much easier – with the Wii U one system currently in consideration.
Based on 16-bit era titles such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man X and Kirby Super Star (Fun Pak in Europe), Spark the electric jester promises to provide high-speed thrills and tons of action, as players take on the role of the charismatic Spark as he attempts to get revenge on a bunch robots after they take over the world and the one who has kicked him out of his job.
Spark can take on the form of multiple other jester types including wind and gravity ones, all as he speeds his way through non-linear paths, exploring and uncovering hidden passages. To top it off, the title is supported by a whole team of talented musicians. At the time of writing, Spark the electric jester has 109 backers with $3002 pledges and has a goal of $7000 with 28 days to go.
Take a look at the official Kickstarter trailer below, and if you’re really interested, you can download a demo of the PC version of the game. Show you support in the comments below if you would like to see Spark the electric jester on the Wii U eShop in the near future.