The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is the heart and soul of most of our fondest gaming memories, and as such it's great to see iOS titles take a heap of inspiration from the '80s platform. One forthcoming app does just that, promising iOS users a fun, “retro-inspired” game that's on-track for its App Store release later this year.
Called Venture Kid, news concerning the title reached us from TouchArcade, which saw a post introducing the game appear at its forums. The publication explains: “From the sounds, visuals, gameplay, and even the cutscenes, Venture Kid feels like the kind of game that you'd need to blow the dust out of before playing.”
Take a look at the game's trailer for a better idea of what we can expect from the title:http://youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SuEGBzfeczc
If you can't see the above video, please click this link.
Offering gamers a fun, Mario-like platformer, Venture Kid includes classic, retro graphics, an engaging soundtrack, and fun-looking gameplay. Better yet, the game is set to be published by FDG Entertainment – the folks behind a handful of other impressive titles for iOS.
Though we'd been unsure when Venture Kid was set to reach the App Store, FDG Entertainment reportedly told TouchArcade that its “release won't be before Q2 of 2014,” and pricing is so far unannounced.
We'll let you know once Venture Kid is available to download.
In the meantime, for a Nintendo experience on your iOS device, we'd recommend you take a look at GBA4iOS, the jailbreak-free GBA emulator that recently got an update to 2.0. As we explained earlier this week, the emulator received a new design, iOS 7 optimization, support for the iPad, and support for MFi (Made for iPhone) game controllers as of its recent update.
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