Spanish team Mad Gear Games have just launched their new Kickstarter for a NES style platformer called 'A Hole New World'. With a NES palette and a stonking chiptune soundtrack, this is going to be a love letter to the greats such as Castlevania and Ghosts'n'Goblins. AHNW comes out of the Ludum Dare 30 gamejam where it ranked a high 50 out of 1000 and has already been greenlit by the steam community.
The game is a typical run and jump style platformer but with updated mechanics and a trick "through the hole" mode where the player goes underground into an upside down portion of the level just to make things extra tricky.
Speaking of tricky, this is going to be no cinch hand holding exercise, there will be impossible monsters, and an overall difficulty level proportionate to typical NES games... i.e. VERY! and as one of the stretch goals, they have an extreme hard mode planned to keep you busy. 16-bit fans needn't worry either, as one of the stretch goals is an upgrade to the graphics to SNES style and palette and orchestral soundtrack for a richer experience
A Hole New World certainly looks to be an enjoyable experience all round for both retro and modern gamers alike and going by their low Kickstarter goal of just $8,000 that looks to be very achievable!
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