Developer Light Games has launched a brand new Kickstarter project for its Game Boy Color title Last Crown Warriors, which features top-down gameplay inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and is said to be the console's first ever 'Action-Tactics' game.
At the time of writing, the project has garnered almost €5,000 of its €18,000 goal with 29 days still to go. Should it be fully funded, a physical edition of the game will be made available in standard, limited, and collector's variants and will be compatible with both Game Boy and Game Boy Color. Backers will also be able to pledge for early access to the ROM in order to provide key feedback to Light Games on the title's progress.
Here's some more info on the game's overall premise:
"In Last Crown Warriors, you take on waves of enemies as you try to conquer all of the bases found throughout each level. Each base has a flag, indicating whether the player has conquered the base, or if the base is still under enemy control. As the player, your goal is to defeat enemies, in order to gain influence over all of the bases, lowering those bases' flags.
"For each base, the player will face the special guardian of the stage. Defeat the guardian to conquer the base.... But be careful! An allied base will lose influence over time, so be sure to keep an eye on each base, so that you don't lose any of them to the enemy. Should that happen, the player will need to re-conquer the base again until all of the bases have been secured."
If you need any further convincing, you can now download a ROM demo for the game and give it a try yourself.
Is this something you'll be interested in trying out for the Game Boy Color? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
I'm excited for them and they are not asking for much.
At first glance, I saw the thumbnail and said, "Oh a new Indie game with a cameo appearance from Shovel Knight!"
This looks really cute visually, and the gameplay sounds fun. I'm into it, especially since the fund is asking for a fair amount.
Definitely going to keep my eyes on it.
@KayFiOS I also thought it was Shovel Knight!
Ironic that it claims to be channeling Link's Awakening, considering it seems awfully "inspired" by Yacht Club Games (that blue Knight in the thumbnail looks awfully familiar, and that their newest title is also inspired by Link's Awakening).
It feels good to see Gameboy games still being released, especially since this one is inspired by my favourite one.
This is the news I come here for! Backing now!
I mean, inspiration is good, but this is just plain copy
It looks more like is taking inspiration from Oracle of Ages/Seasons than Link's Awakening. It looks really fun, I think I want it.
Btw... what's with the flower?! Did anyone figure out why the girl (Lilian) kept tossing that flower on the floor for??
I wish they'd release these games on modern consoles as well instead of just as ROMs or physical copies for old hardware
Looks pretty cool, wish there was going to a digital release on modern consoles. I haven't used my GBC in years
Will see what happens
@DarthXenos But what about the 200 people who will actually pay for a low effort nostalgia cash grab who think it's really cool to carry around a huge chunk of plastic with a screen you can't even see outside?!
@theModestMouse @ You rang? I backed and threw in an extra £5 as well. Gotta get me some of that sweet plastic nostalgia!!!
@DarthXenos As a programmer I certainly understand the appeal of developing a game for a retro console, but they are severely curtailing their potential audience. This game would be perfect for the Switch.
This looks neat! Link's Awakening is still one of my favorite Zelda games ever.
This looks WAY better than the other Link's Awakening copy-cat we saw a few months back. That one looked meh. And their previous game Pato Box was a hideous disaster.
That main character looks a lot like that guy... hmm... who am I thinking of? Oh yeah, Bud Knight from Bud Lite!
Looks like a nice little romp, very intrigued by the "action-tactics" it's talking about...
This kind of sounds like an 8-bit demake of Hyrule Warriors, doesn't it?
Not particularly excited because I don't like tactics games and I don't even have a gameboy color.
NEVER TRUST A KICKSTARTER PHYSICAL WITH 1ST PRESS GAMES
Still waiting on Mindsieze since 13 June 2021 which was a Kickstarter
Also still waiting on Underhero which was placed on the 23 November 2020
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