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Play the demo for Super Bat Puncher, a new homebrew NES game being developed!
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October 16, 2011, 07:00

The game is still unfinished, but you can play the first two levels in this demo.

Seriously, check it out!

It's actually pretty good. At first I wasn't too convinced because it begins with a series of long empty corridors, and when finally enemies are introduced, they're pretty easy and we see only one type for a little too long. Yeah, they're bats.

But the physics are pretty fun. Punch a bat and you will send it satisfyingly far. Then you earn upgrades to punch yourself off walls for a boost, and become a "bowling ball" breaking through some walls.

I'm left wanting more. Although the game isn't perfect. Some epic boss battles would have been nice, but the bosses are, sadly, just arenas in which you fight half a dozen creatures.

Still, it IS worth checking out. And I like that unlike so many homebrew NES games, this one wasn't designed to punish players. The difficulty is just right.

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Posted: 10/16/11, 07:00  - Edit:  10/16/11, 07:04
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That actually looks pretty fun. Do I need an emulator to play this?

Posted by 
 on: 10/16/11, 08:10
Yes, you do. The one I downloaded off the Homebrew Browser on the Wii is pretty good. FCEsomething

Posted by 
 on: 10/16/11, 08:13
Doesn't look worth it to me. *shrugs*

Posted by 
 on: 10/16/11, 16:14

No? Well I guess if you don't have an emulator installed it's not worth it, but to those who do, it's pretty frickin' painless.

Did I mention it's got 2-player co-op?

Posted by 
 on: 10/17/11, 05:22
Looks neat to me. I'd grab that on a download service.

Posted by 
 on: 10/17/11, 05:25
I just got that emulator a few days ago along with one for TG-16. I'll play it Monday. From the video it looks well designed and fun. I've checked out a good amount of Xbox Live's Indie platformers in the last few months and I have to say at first glance this looks better than 90% of them.

Posted by 
 on: 10/17/11, 06:20
I might download the demo + an NES emulator for the Wii, but I dunno. I might prefer to just wait until the game comes out.

Posted by 
 on: 10/17/11, 07:35
It actually does look pretty fun...

Posted by 
 on: 10/21/11, 19:35
I really, really, really hope the guy has plans for a power-up allowing you to punch down, and essentially using the punch as a pogo stick.

Posted by 
 on: 10/21/11, 19:36
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