New Retro News: Aug ’92
Welcome back to 1992! For you, 3 greenlit games in this issue of NewRetroGames News:
- Bernie Needs Love – death chases you to love!
- Osteya – old school style platform adventure!
- Crazy Pixel Streaker – streaking: smash TV style!
Recently Greenlit, Bernie Needs Love is an energetic platformer where we guide Bernie, the “nice but anguished old man chased by death, towards his girlfriend” through a hazardous city. As far as tortured heros go, the ‘anguished old man’ bracket certainly is underrepresented. The C64 style and chip tunes make it a shoe in for this site, and it does look like a lot of fun. It is a stage guys go through, but why wait another 40 or so years? (reminds me a bit of the excellent Clarence’s Big Chance – free to play on Kongregate, give it a whirl – ed)
Osteya is an adventure platformer, where you guide Seed (looking a little like Gomez from Fez) on a treasure hunt of sorts. A little Bubble Bobble, a little Dangerous Dave, the 4 chapters of 40 levels each are to offer different playing experiences.
A pixel streaker game? About time is all I can say. Like Smash TV, except you’re plonked in the middle of a World Cup Final. Adding to the comical nature is an array of fun weapons and attacks to fight off the dozens of concurrent enemies. There’s a variety of game modes including multiplayer support for up to 3 streaker friends. Hell yeah! Try the demo here.