Indie developer Ratalaika Games is bringing its action title Alien Dinosaurs to Nintendo platforms. The run-and-gun shooter - which wouldn't look out of place on the Game Boy - sees the player character getting abducted by alien reptiles who then set up a gauntlet of challenges to ascertain if the planet Earth is ripe for conquest.
According to the developer, these are the key reasons for considering a purchase:
– Unique retro style action: Thanks to our artist and the simple mechanics, makes out game in something different, retro but fresh and with quick action.
– Story: Due to long hours spent watching low budget cinema and our madness, we have decided to create an unexpected story
– Develop your character: As you progress in the game you can change your character, so every time you play, it will be stronger and it could fight better against the T-rex
– Survival mode: Show who is boss and send all those enemies back to their graves. Survive as long as you can, kill everything you can and become a legend.
– Weapon arsenal: The player has a huge variety of weapons. From basic weapons like a gun or a shotgun to a mop or a fork, even laser weapons, there always should be a laser weapon on every house.
While there's no release date yet, you can feast your eyes on the Steam Greenlight trailer below:
Twas looking really cool, until they said "randomly generated maps", which to me just means kinda generic level design. I'd have much rather seen this with a bunch of properly designed and laid out levels that take you through an actual story and journey on your way to beating the big bad guy. I expect, however, that like most indie games it's just going to be a series of puzzle rooms, or, as I said, pretty generic areas with a bunch of randomly placed enemies. It's not the kind of gameplay design that's ever really interested me. Still, the old school Game Boy look and feel it pretty cool.
Great art style
Great art style
Looks alright, might pick it up if it's 'gunman clive' cheap.
Okay, "retro style" is one thing, but this presentation is just sad. "Yeah, I really want to play a brand new GameBoy game on my modern HD console," said no one EVER.
This looks awesome. Consider me sold.
@BulbasaurusRex "Yeah, I really want to play a brand new GameBoy game on my modern HD console," SAID ME. I will always be a gameboy nut. The sound of GB music is magic to my ears.
@Kirk I agree. I was completely sold until the words "randomly generated maps." In 30 yrs I have only played two games that effectively pulled off randomly generated levels. One was Steamworld Fig. The other was an amazing Windows 95 Indiana Jones game.
@BulbasaurusRex I actually agree. It's one thing to have a "retro" style such as Gunman Clive & Shovel Knight, but to go the way they did with trying to copy the look of a Gameboy seems uninspired. I respect the actual graphics but I don't respect the color pallet; and the "color cycling" doesn't help me feel better about it as you're still only playing in a few colors.
I love the gameboy aesthetic, the GB stages in Life of Pixrel may well have been my favourite. I'd also absolutley love Nintendo to release upascaled GB titles to the VC. This looks intriguing, but I agree with the point about randomly generated levels not really suiting what I want from this sort of eshop game.
A GB-style action/potential RPG with a B-flick story and rogue-like elements? Day One for me!
I'm a total mark for this kind of stuff, so the likelihood is I'll pick it up.
It would be cool, if someone could actually get this on a Gameboy Rom Cartridge.
I still play gameboy games on my gameboy advance sp, and by far the best way to play them is with the "brown and tan" color pallet. It makes the game feel even more delightfully retro.
And I would love to play gameboy type games on an hd tv, but I want stories and characters I can love like Zelda: Link's Awakening, and the early Final Fantasy games.
Looks pretty cool to me... Unless it reviews horribly, looks like it is worth getting.
I think they took Steam "Greenlight" too literally.
Jeez looks kinda crappy no?? Who wants gameboy b&w style graphics on a HD console?? Not me...
Walk the dinosaur
It looked nice....until randomly generated appeared on screen. They should stop with this awful trend!!
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