Super Boss Gaiden
|Release Date||16 January 2018|
|Last Modified||12 August 2020|
Super Boss Gaiden is the product of German duo Dieter Laser and ChronoMoogle. If you like 16-bit retro platformers with tight controls, humorous dialogue and challenging gameplay, this might just be your surprise homebrew hit of Summer 2016.
The game’s plot follows the rampage from the top floor of Sony’s fictional President office across the whole of Sony Headquarters once his executives deliver the news that the last remaining SNES CD prototype has fallen into the hands of the general public and has been emulated. Being a very hands-on executive, instead of calmly discussing the situation and planning out the proper legal counter action, the titular Boss takes on employees and resources with both fists and feet.
On January 2018 the V 1.1 update got released. Changes include:
- general improvements to the game engine for more stability and better framerate
- additional animations for player 2 & 3 to make them more fun to play
- slight changes in gameplay and gameflow along with small bug fixes to improve overall experience
February 2018 the V 1.2 update got released. Changes include:
- miscellaneous fixes for reported small bugs
- an optional challenge for a slightly altered ending: Try to carry the lobby piano through the game till the ending!
User Review Information
Pretty solid.Reviewed By: antiheroforhire on 03 Sep 2016
I assume this was a one man effort, and the game is definitely polished compared to most homebrew. I played through it tonight, and it’s maybe a 20 minute endeavor.
Two minor gripes: there’s almost no time limit on the text, and even though I read fast I missed a bit because the dialogue boxes close so quickly. Also, the ending section where you need to traverse through a bunch of enemies is save-state fodder. The controls are actually fairly intuitive, but the random(?) fireballs make that section slightly more RNG than skill or precision-based.
Overall, worth a shot though, and worth supporting, if for the sheer fact it’s a new game on retro hardware.
Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes
|Realy nice||UncleDolan||07 Sep 2016||1.0||Yes|
|Pretty solid.||antiheroforhire||03 Sep 2016||1.0||Yes|